HOW TO DRAW A NEKKID MAN with Tricia Rose Burt
HANCOCK WRITER AND FEATURED MOTH STORYTELLER DEBUTS UPCOMING MEMOIR
Local writer, performer, and award-winning artist Tricia Rose Burt will read from her upcoming memoir How to Draw a Nekkid Man, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Hancock Library.
How to Draw a Nekkid Man is based on Burt’s one-woman show of the same name (formerly called I Will Be Good), which was selected for the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival and further honored to appear in the FringeNYC Encore Series. The show has toured New England and the South to critical acclaim.
Burt is a featured storyteller with The Moth, a national storytelling collective that The Wall Street Journal calls NYC’s “hippest, hottest, literary event.” She has appeared on the Peabody Award-winning radio show, The Moth Radio Hour, which is broadcast on more than 250 NPR stations nationwide. Her Moth podcast, “How to Draw a Nekkid Man,” was downloaded by more than a quarter million people.
A Southern girl who was raised to conform, Burt decided to take a different path. Her memoir, which is currently in development, takes the reader on her witty and poignant journey from corporate executive to contemporary artist.
“Tricia Rose Burt is a master storyteller who could make a grocery list sound interesting,” says Jamie Trowbridge, publisher of Yankee Magazine. “Her story reveals how life’s rare epiphanies can both elude and transform us, and Burt tells it with humor and power.”
Burt’s been a guest artist at the StoryCollider in Brooklyn and at the WOW Café Theater in Manhattan, and a visiting artist at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH. She performed at the 16th Annual Nantucket Film Festival as part of the popular signature program Late Night Storytelling, hosted by Anne Meara and Mike O’Malley.
This program is free and open to all thanks to the Friends of the Hancock Town Library.
In addition to performing and speaking engagements, Burt writes a weekly blog at www.triciaroseburt.com, and frequently contributes to BetterAfter50.com, a weekly online magazine.
For more information about Burt and her creative work, go to www.triciaroseburt.com.