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Sean Penn in conversation with Joseph Di Prisco at UC Berkeley

The Simpson Literary Project and Rare Bird present Sean Penn in conversation with Joseph Di Prisco in the Maude Fife room at Wheeler Hall

Sean Penn’s new novel

Sean Penn’s new novel

Mon, September 16, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

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Sean Penn has been making powerful, fearless films for over three decades—and his new novel crackles with the same restless energy. Join the Academy Award winning actor, director and writer for a candid conversation about his new novel, Bob Honey Sings Jimmy Crack Corn—a madcap satire and political thriller that only Penn could have written. What (or who) inspired the hilariously deranged title character of both of Penn’s novels? Are there parallels between writing fiction, directing and acting? How has the state of America in the last five years fueled Penn’s singular and hilariously twisted vision? Penn tackles these questions and much more in what promises to be a fascinating evening.

All General Admission w/ Book tickets include a pre-signed copy of Bob Honey Sings Jimmy Crack Corn courtesy of East Bay Booksellers.

Student Discount w/out Book tickets will include the opportunity to use their base discounted ticket price toward the purchase of one pre-signed copy of Bob Honey Sings Jimmy Crack Corn.