The 2010-11 Pierce Presents Artists and Speakers Series at Pierce College Puyallup kicks off Nov. 6 with one of the world’s most beloved and successful storytellers, Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants and Ape House. Gruen will speak at 7 p.m. at the new theater in the Arts and Allied Health Building at Pierce College Puyallup, 1601 39th Ave. SE. A book-signing reception will follow.
Cost is $15 for general admission and $5 for Pierce students (with student ID). Tickets are now available by phone at (253) 840-8416 or in the College Center in room C210. Seating is limited, so early ticket purchase is recommended.
One of the most beloved and widely read novels of the last decade, Water for Elephants (2007) told the story of Jacob and his experiences with a seemingly untrainable circus elephant named Rosie. Soon to be a major film starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson, Water for Elephants was a New York Times bestseller that has been printed in 44 languages worldwide.
Gruen’s fourth novel, Ape House, is the story of a family of bonobo apes stolen from a language laboratory that later resurface on a television reality show. The thrilling, funny novel analyzes human-ape interaction and the very essence of human nature.
The Pierce Presents Artists and Speakers Series is presented by the Pierce College Puyallup Office of Student Life. For more information, visit www.piercecollegepresents.com.