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Armistead Maupin: Tales of a Lifetime

Evening Program with Book Signing

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Code: 1H0273

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Armistead Maupin

In a long-awaited memoir, Armistead Maupin, groundbreaking author of the bestselling Tales of the City series, traces his odyssey from the old South to freewheeling San Francisco, and his evolution from curious youth into beloved writer and gay rights pioneer.

Born in the mid-20th century and raised in the heart of conservative North Carolina, Maupin reflects on the profound impact those closest to him have had on his life. From his loving relationship with his palm-reading Grannie who insisted Maupin was the reincarnation of her artistic bachelor cousin, Curtis, to an awkward conversation about girls with President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office, Maupin tells of the extraordinary individuals and situations that shaped him into one of the most influential writers of the last century.
Tonight, he recalls his losses and life-changing experiences with humor and unflinching honesty, and brings to life flesh-and-blood characters as endearing and unforgettable as the vivid, fraught men and women who populate his enchanting novels.

Maupin’s book Logical Family: a Memoir (Harper) is available for sale and signing.


National Museum of the American Indian
Rasmuson Theater
4th St & Independence Ave SW
Metro: L'Enfant Plaza