Author, blogger and critic Terry Teachout will discuss his latest book, Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong, a biography of Louis Armstrong at 7 p.m. on Dec. 16, in Buder Commons. Teachout will speak at Maryville University as part of the 2009-2010 Medart Lecture Series, in association with Left Bank Books.
Teachout is drama critic for The Wall Street Journal, culture critic for Commentary and the author of “Sightings,” a column about the arts in America that appears biweekly in the Saturday Wall Street Journal. The author of numerous books, Teachout’s work also appears in National Review and other magazines.
The event will consist of a reading by Teachout, who will also play and discuss music from a CD. A question-and-answer period will follow his presentation. Publishers Weekly chose Pops as one of the best books of 2009 and Amazon.com chose it as one of the five best biographies of 2009.
Admission is free and open to the public; a reception will precede the lecture at 6:30 p.m. in Pfaff Lobby, outside the Auditorium. Teachout will sign books following the event; books will be available for purchase from Left Bank Books.