An Interview with Author Scott Dominic Carpenter

What: An Interview with Author Scott Dominic Carpenter. A Virtual Event, Co-Sponsored by The Bookworm and Alliance Française Omaha.

When: Sunday, May 2 at 1:00 p.m.

Where: Online, via Zoom. Register via the Alliance Française Omaha to receive link, $10 fee.

About: Join AFO member Jeff Koterba on Sunday, May 2, at 1:00 p.m., as he interviews Scott Dominic Carpenter about his hilarious new memoir, French Like Moi: A Midwesterner in Paris. Registration for this event is $10, and must be done via the  Alliance Française Omaha. You may order a copy of the book on the AFO website when you register for the event, or via the "Add to Cart" button below.

When Scott Carpenter moves from Minnesota to Paris, little does he suspect the dramas that await: scheming neighbors, police denunciations, surly demonstrators, cooking disasters, medical mishaps―not to mention all those lectures about cheese! It turns out that nothing in the City of Light can be taken for granted, where even trips to the grocery store lead to adventure. In French Like Moi, Carpenter guides us through the merry labyrinth of the everyday, one hilarious faux pas after another. Through it all, he keeps his eye on the central mystery of what makes the French French (and Midwesterners Midwestern).

Scott Dominic Carpenter teaches literature and creative writing at Carleton College (MN). Winner of a Mark Twain House Royal Nonesuch Prize (2018) and a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, he’s the author of Theory of Remainders: A Novel (named to Kirkus Reviews’ “Best Books of 2013”) and of This Jealous Earth: Stories. His shorter work has appeared in a wide variety of venues, including South Dakota ReviewThe RumpusSilk Road, Catapult, and various anthologies. Visit his website here.

Jeff Koterba, a member of the Alliance Française Omaha, is an enthusiastic francophile and student of the French language. Jeff has previously served as a popular host for the AFO's previous “live from The Bookworm” virtual events. An Omaha native and a celebrity in his own right, Jeff is an internationally recognized journalist, writer and award-winning editorial cartoonist whose work is syndicated nationwide. He regularly exhibits his works at an international cartooning festival in France and his cartoons were included in a special exhibit in Amiens, which also happened to feature the work of Pablo Picasso! Two original Koterba cartoons blasted off into space aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 2010. In addition, he is a gifted musician with his own band, The Prairie Cats


Event date: 

Sunday, May 2, 2021 - 1:00pm
French Like Moi: A Midwesterner in Paris Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609521837
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: Travelers' Tales - July 7th, 2020

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