Amy Sedaris | Durham Armory | Readings & Signings | Indy Week
This is a past event.

Amy Sedaris 

When: Thu., Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. 2010
Price: $10
www.regulatorbookshop.com

If you haven't noticed, there aren't a lot of sausage cookie recipes out there. But Amy Sedaris is changing that. With her new book, Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People, she not only explains how to make sausage cookies but also how to knit a sausage. Elsewhere, we learn how to make castanets out of beer caps and ships out of potatoes, cheese and marshmallows. There are instructions for how to make a doughnut feeder for squirrels, how to make ghosts out of tampons (you add wings) and how to make stilts out of tin cans (you stack them).

Like a mother hen, Sedaris looks out for all of her potential craft-followers. There's advice and guidance on how to craft if you're young and angry, religious, stoned or a friend of the animals (for the latter there are, among other things, instructions on how to build a miniature ghetto for a dying mouse).

"Anyone can craft," Sedaris writes. "Stick a fistful of pencils into a potato and you've got a pencil holder. Who can't do that?"

Sedaris comes to the Durham Armory to give a performance, sign copies of her book and spread the joy of crafting. "My philosophy is simple," she writes. "If plain people craft, and attractive people have sex, and you find yourself a crafter, take comfort in the fact that with crafting, the risk of STDs is greatly reduced."

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. event are $10 or free with the purchase of Simple Times. —Meg Stein

Enter your starting address (include city or postal code):

(directions will appear below map)

Nearby

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation