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Arts & Letters Live favorite David Sedaris returns to Dallas for sidesplitting show

Arts & Letters Live favorite David Sedaris returns to Dallas

David Sedaris
See David Sedaris at the Winspear Opera House on November 11. Photo by Anne Fishbein

David Sedaris returns to Dallas this fall for his sixth consecutive appearance with the Dallas Museum of Art’s Arts & Letters Live series. Sedaris will hit the stage at the Winspear Opera House on November 11 at 7:30 pm, where he will read new and unpublished material.

Sedaris is always a hot ticket, thanks to his hilarious, self-deprecating and often bizarre stories, many of which revolve around family — both his upbringing in North Carolina and his current life overseas with longtime partner Hugh Hamrick. Discovered by Ira Glass, Sedaris shot to stardom after reading his SantaLand Diaries on NPR in 1992. His first collection of essays and short stories, Barrel Fever, followed in 1994.

Sedaris has since published many more books, including his latest, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. In it Sedaris takes readers on a world tour, of sorts — from the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco. Sedaris was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for the audio version of Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls

Presale tickets for his November appearance are available now through August 12 for DMA Partners, AT&T Performing Arts Center Circle Members and KERA members. Tickets go on sale to the public on August 12 and range from $25-$65, plus handling fees.

To purchase tickets, visit or call 214-880-0202. For information on becoming a DMA Partner to receive the presale code, call 214-922-1247 during DMA business hours.