Live Stream • Q&A
19 September 2021

Dan Butler, from the beloved cast of Frasier, will take on a journey back to the summer of 1918 in this unforgettable 2020 Pushcart Prize winning love story, 'The History of Sound'.

Author Ben Shattuck & Actor Dan Butler

Live Stream • Q&A

19 September 2021 Sunday 12:00 LA 15:00 NY 20:00 UK

Dan Butler, from the beloved cast of Frasier, takes us on a journey into the past as he evokes a young man's summer of love. Set in 1918, this beautifully crafted story by Ben Shattuck is so rich in imagery yet emotionally spare, you will be thinking about it for a long time to come.

Dan Butler, from the beloved cast of Frasier, will take us back to the summer of 1918 when he shares this 2020 Pushcart Prize winning love story, ‘The History of Sound’.

Performance is followed by a Q&A with the author and the actor.

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Dan Butler

Dan Butler is an established television, film, and stage actor and writer whose expansive career has traversed genres. He was cast in featured television roles as Art in Roseanne, Bob “Bulldog” Briscoe in Frasier, and the voice of Mr. Simmons in the animated show Hey Arnold!. He has performed on stage on Broadway and at the American Repertory Theatre, and is a Drama Desk nominee for his one-man show, The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me.

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Ben Shattuck

Ben Shattuck is an American writer, artist, and art curator. An alumnus of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at Cornell University, he majored in fine arts, English, and ornithology and received ‘The Michael Rapuano Memorial Award. He earned his MFA from the ‘Iowa Writers’ Workshop’ where he was a teaching–writing fellow. He also studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, spent a year studying in Rome, and trained in Norway. He wrote for the humor and literature site McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, then joined Once Magazine, Inc. as a contributing editor and was promoted to the post of executive editor. Additionally, Ben has taught fiction-writing courses at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His writings have been featured in publications such as ‘Harvard Review,’ ‘The New Republic,’ ‘,’ ‘The Paris Review Daily,’ and ‘The Morning News.’ Ben currently serves as the director of the ‘Cuttyhunk Island Writers’ Residency’ and is set to release his first novel.

Ben has a list of awards and residencies to his name, such as the ‘PEN America Best Debut Short Story’ award (2017), the ‘Gates of the Arctic Artist-in-Residence’ (2016, Alaska), ‘Residency with Odd Nerdrum’ (2009–2010, Norway), and the ‘Rocky Neck Artist Colony Residency.’ He received the 2020 ‘Pushcart Prize’ for his short story ‘The History of Sound.’

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