Bissinger will chat about his books, the ins and outs of writing and the art of being Buzz Bissinger at the intimate soiree, a fundraising event for Spells Writing Lab, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on May 10 at LOEWS Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market Street in Center City.
Bissinger, 57, who began his journalism career as an undergrad as sports editor of Penn's student-run newspaper, The Daily Pennsylvanian, has a new memoir due May 15 titled Father's Day: A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son.
The evening also will include a silent auction, bookmark signing, and dessert reception.
This is a fundraising event for non-profit Philly region org Spells Writing Lab, which, a press release says, "aims to develop the creative and expository writing skills of school-age children through free, fun, and imaginative writing programs and teacher development opportunities. Spells believes that literacy is a cornerstone for future success, and that personalized attention and unconventional learning opportunities can inspire students to greater triumphs, both in the classroom and in life."
Tickets range from $80 to $135 and can be purchased at www.PhillySpells.org/store.