Frank Deford In Conversation about Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter

 EVENT:  Rainy Day Books and KCUR 89.3 FM welcome sportswriter and National Public Radio commentator Frank Deford for his new memoir Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112. 

ABOUT THE BOOK:  A history of American sportswriting by the Emmy Award-winning Sports Illustrated writer traces the lurid early days of the Police Gazette through the current state of ESPN, providing coverage of such personal topics as his stint with the National Sports Daily, his visit to apartheid South Africa with Arthur Ashe and his recent 1,500th commentary on NPR's Morning Edition.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Frank Deford is the author of sixteen books.  On radio, Deford may be heard as a commentator every Wednesday on NPR's Morning Edition and, on television, he is the senior correspondent on the HBO show RealSports With Bryant Gumbel.  In magazines, he is Senior Contributing Writer at Sports Illustrated.  Moreover, two of Deford's books — the novel Everybody's All-American and Alex: The Life Of A Child, his memoir about his daughter who died of cystic fibrosis — have been made into movies.  Two of his original screenplays, Trading Hearts and Four Minutes, have also been filmed.  As a journalist, Deford has been elected to the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters.  Six times Deford was voted by his peers as U.S. Sportswriter of The Year.  The American Journalism Review has likewise cited him as the nation's finest sportswriter, and twice he was voted Magazine Writer of The Year by the Washington Journalism Review.  Deford has also been presented with the National Magazine Award for profiles, a Christopher Award, and journalism Honor Awards from the University of Missouri and Northeastern University, and he has received many honorary degrees.  The Sporting News has described Deford as "the most influential sports voice among members of the print media," and the magazine GQ has called him, simply, "the world's greatest sportswriter."  In broadcast, Deford has won both an Emmy and a George Foster Peabody Award. ESPN presented a television biography of Deford's life and work, "You Write Better Than You Play."  A popular lecturer, Deford has spoken at more than a hundred colleges, as well as at forums, conventions and on cruise ships around the world.  For sixteen years, Deford served as national chairman of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and he remains chairman emeritus.  Deford is a graduate of Princeton University, where he has taught in American Studies.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $25.00 plus Sales Tax includes One Hardcover of Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter, One Stamped Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed), it's your choice, for the same Price. Walk-up Admission Packages will be available at the door of this event beginning at 6:00 PM.

EVENT FORMAT:  Frank Deford will discuss his new book in conversation with Vivien Jennings, owner and president of Rainy Day Books.  The Presentation will last approximately One Hour.  A Booksigning follows this Presentation.

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Event date: 
Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
64112 Kansas City
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