SIMPSONS writer MIKE REISS to speak SATURDAY at the HEIGHTS THEATRE!

  I can’t believe this almost snuck by us…

Saturday, October 23, 11 AM
Heights Theater, 3951 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights
Hosted by Anoka County Library and co-sponsored by Heights Theater and the Columbia Heights Library

Known for his offbeat style and sense of humor, Mike Reiss was the head writer and producer for The Simpsons for over 20 years. Winner of four Emmys, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Animation Writers Caucus, and a Peabody Award for his work, Reiss is also an award-winning novelist, children’s author, and screenplay writer. He has published fourteen children’s books, including the popular How Murray Saved Christmas and Late for School. In addition, his caveman detective short story, “Cro-Magnon P.I.,” won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Co-writer of The Simpsons Movie and Ice Age 3, his other credits include work on It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, ALF, and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Reiss’s newest book, Just Too Cute! And Other Tales of Adorable Animals for Horrible Children, will be released in September 2010. For the Club Book events, Reiss will show clips from his animated work and discuss the difference in writing for print, screen, and television.

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