Tuesday To-do: April 12

It’s writer night in Fayetteville. Unofficially, but still, it’s writer night.

The Walton Arts Center hosts New York Times best-selling author and humorist David Sedaris for a 60-minute reading followed by a brief Q&A. There will also be a book signing in the lobby after the performance.

Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames, each of which became a bestseller.

Over at Rogue Pizza Co., Fayetteville poet Johnathon Williams will make an appearance at this month’s Ozark Poetry Slam event.

» Visit linebreak.org

Aside from writing poetry, Williams also writes quite a bit of code. As a self-taught web designer, he created Linebreak.org, an online poetry magazine which publishes a single new poem each week. In addition to text, Linebreak features audio recordings of all published poems. Each poet’s work is read and recorded by another working poet selected by the site’s editors.

The Fayetteville Public Library will host a lecture by composer Augusta Read Thomas at 7 p.m. in the Walker Community Room. Thomas, the 2011 McIlroy Family Visiting Professor in the Visual and Performing Arts, will speak about her compositional process and artistic aims.

Elsewhere, there’s a Scull Creek Cleanup at Wilson Park at 4 p.m. and a handful of live music options on tonight’s calendar.

Choose wisely.

The list

Wilson Park: Adopt-A-Trail: Scull Creek Cleanup
JJ’s Grill n Chill: Jeff Fox
Rogue Pizza Co.: Ozark Poetry Slam ft. Johnathon Williams
Fayetteville Public Library: Lecture by composer Augusta Read Thomas
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Boston Mountain Brassworks – Faculty Brass Quintet – Concert
Walton Arts Center: An Evening with David Sedaris
George’s Majestic Lounge: Jon Shorter Band
Teatro Scarpino: Live jazz

Public meetings

City Hall: FFEAC Transportation Group – 9:00 a.m.
City Hall: City Council Agenda Session * (agenda) – 4:30 p.m.
City Hall: Water and Sewer Committee – 5:15 p.m.

* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel are indicated with an asterisk