9th Ave: Graduate with John Waters SOLD OUT

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.  


 

John Waters reads from his new book, Make Trouble, and delivers advice for artists, graduates and anyone trying to make a living as a creative person.

 

Note: This event will be ticketed. Tickets include a copy of Make Trouble and a beverage. Tickets available here

 

About Make Trouble

 

When John Waters delivered his gleefully subversive advice to the graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, the speech went viral, in part because it was so brilliantly on point about making a living as a creative person. Now we all can enjoy his sly wisdom in a manifesto that reminds us, no matter what eld we choose, to embrace chaos, be nosy, and outrage outdated critics.

Waters notes with irony that he is eminently qualified to be a commencement speaker because he was suspended from high school, then kicked out of college—yet he is a success doing what he loves best. Anyone embarking on a creative path, he tells us, would do well to realize that pragmatism and discipline are as important as talent, and that rejection is nothing to fear. Waters advises young people to eavesdrop, listen to their enemies, and horrify us with new ideas. In other words, make trouble.

 

 

Make Trouble Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781616206352
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Algonquin Books - April 11th, 2017

From an icon of popular culture, here is inspiring advice for artists, graduates, and all who seek happiness and success on their own terms.

So what if you have talent? Then what?


Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374535452
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 12th, 2015

A cross-country hitchhiking journey with America's most beloved weirdo


Role Models Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374532864
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - April 26th, 2011

Here, from the incomparable John Waters, is a paean to the power of subversive inspiration that will delight, amuse, enrich and happily horrify readers everywhere.


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