United for Libraries President's Program: Philippe Petit

Mon., June 30
8:30-9:30 a.m. (book signing to follow with books available for purchase)
Las Vegas Convention Center, N249

Philippe PetitJoin United for Libraries President Rod Wagner for a talk, performance, and book signing by Philippe Petit, subject of the Academy Award-winning 2008 documentary Man on Wire, and author of To Reach the Clouds and Why Knot? Petit has been artist-in-residence of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine for more than 30 years, and has performed on the high wire more than 80 times around the world. He also lectures, practices magic, and street juggles — for which he has been arrested over 500 times. He has been a featured speaker at TED and other national venues, and he also walks on the wire and does street performances whenever (and wherever) he likes. He lives in upstate New York.

Man on Wire will be shown at the Now Showing @ ALA Film Program on Monday, June 30,10:30 a.m. to noon, Las Vegas Convention Center, N242.