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Thursday, April 19 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday night keynote with Nicholas Carr

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Join the UntitledTown team and Nicholas Carr as we open our 2018 UntitledTown Book and Author Festival with a keynote discussion of the importance of the literary arts melding into technology and the sciences -- and how that impacts our community.


Nicholas Carr writes about technology and culture. His new book, Utopia Is Creepy, collects his best essays, blog posts, and other writings from the past dozen years, providing an alternative history of our tech-besotted time. Offering “an uncompromising portrait of the internet” (New Scientist), it is a “bright, fun, telling book” (Kirkus) that is “by turns wry and revelatory” (Discover).
In 2014, Carr published the acclaimed book The Glass Cage: Automation and Us, which examines the personal and social consequences of our ever growing dependency on computers, robots, and apps. His previous work, The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, was a 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist and a New York Times bestseller.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
We recommend that all audience members are ages 12 and over. There will be a concessions area with alcoholic beverages available to those of legal drinking age.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is available on the street and at the Main Street parking ramp. Additional parking is available in nearby lots and at the Hyatt Regency lot for guests of the hotel.

Will I be able to have my book signed? 
The author is able to sign a small number of books for approximately 45 minutes after the reading. The author will at most be able to sign 300 books during that time. This venue seats 1250 people, so we will be prioritizing the book signings to the people who have made a donation to UntitledTown for a reserved seat in the front of the venue. The author will sign as many books as she can during her singing time, but obviously will not be able to sign a book for all 1250 people in 45 minutes -- if an autograph is important to you, we highly recommend reserving a seat at the very budget friendly price of $30 per person.

What can I bring into the event?
You may bring your own books to be signed, as well as snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. There will be a concessions stand offering a variety of beverages including alcoholic cocktails, beer and wine. Additionally there will be a small number of books available for purchase from The Reader's Loft on premises but you are not required to buy a book.

Flash photography and recording is not permitted.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
We will be happy to answer questions through our website -- check there for answers first!

What's the refund policy?
Your full refund will be honored until 7 days prior to the event.


Thursday April 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
KI Convention Center - Ballroom