An Evening with David Sedaris- Tickets on sale NOW!

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The Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library is thrilled to announce that best-selling author David Sedaris has rescheduled his appearance initially slated for April 2020. Sedaris will appear on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 8:00 pm at the Alpena High School Auditorium. Tickets will be available for purchase through the Library’s website or in-person at the Library beginning at 9:00 am on Monday, December 5, 2022. Tickets will be priced at $25 main floor and $15 for the mezzanine and balcony.

Sedaris will speak for 60 minutes, followed by 20-30 minutes of audience Q&A and a post-show book signing in the lobby. Books will be available for purchase from Parallel 45 Books and Gifts. 

David Sedaris is one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is a master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

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Resources to help in talking to your children about fear and violence. 

NCTSN – For Teens: Coping after Mass ViolenceVOICES – Mass Violence Tip Sheets, VOICES – Tip Sheets Following Traumatic Events, NCTSN – Secondary Traumatic Stress: A Fact Sheet for Child-Serving Professionals, NCTSN – Taking Care of Yourself


988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline) and is now active across the United States. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary. Learn more at

And of course, reach out to your local schools and colleges. They have many resources on site for students.


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