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Humorist Reader Speaker, "How to Cuss in Western"

Author: Kasey Grote/Tuesday, October 2, 2018/Categories: Events

Event date: 10/16/2018 7:30 PM Export event

“How To Cuss in Western”: Come Relax, Laugh, and Enjoy a Humorist on Campus
Humorist Michael Branch will be appearing on the BHSU campus to talk and to read from his work on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre in Woodburn Hall. Mike is a raconteur and extremely engaging as a performer of his work as well. He has increasingly become known for his humor via his several books and his long-term “Rants” columns for High Country News.  Just in September, his latest book came out: How To Cuss in Western (the book actually includes very little of what we think of as cussing).
Mike has long been a major leader in Ecocriticism and the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE), and his humorous work as well as his scholarly work has strong connections to what we tend to think of as the natural world, thus making him further appealing to our constituency here in the Black Hills. He teaches at The University of Nevada, Reno, and lives outside of Reno and off the grid in the high desert country there with his spouse and their two daughters, all characters to some degree in his work (and in real life).
Not only should students take advantage of this opportunity to relax and laugh, but the Spearfish Community is welcome, too. Mike also realizes, like most good humorists, that important meanings rest behind humor.
This event is generously sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts (COLA).

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