A panel with The New Yorker humorist, Calvin Trillin
Monday, April 27, 2020Doors: 12:30 PM
Tickets: $12.00 ($9.00 Concert Member)*, CU Students Free With Student ID
Boulder, Colorado, is a seething cauldron of strong feelings about parking. For instance, at Chautauqua, the owners and renters of residential cottages are in frequent conflict with hikers who want to park their cars with easy access to trailheads leading to open space. And Boulder’s City Council wants to reduce car traffic, especially downtown, but attempts to limit parking spaces often trouble downtown merchants.
This panel discussion will feature local municipal leaders and community members, as well as Calvin Trillin, writer, humorist, and author of the comedic novel about parking, Tepper Isn't Going Out. Trillin will apply his insights on the power of parking to reveal deep and complex aspects of human nature to Boulder citizen’s efforts to place vehicles in limited spaces in not-very-Manhattan-like Boulder.
About the Speaker:
Calvin Trillin has been acclaimed in fields of writing that are remarkably diverse. As someone who has published solidly reported pieces in The New Yorker for more than fifty years, he has been called "perhaps the finest reporter in America." His wry commentary on the American scene and his books chronicling his adventures as a "happy eater" have earned him renown as "a classic American humorist."
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