Spotlight Event & Book Signing
Kirker Butler, two-time Emmy nominated writer for
Family Guy, The Cleveland Show and Galavant
Author of the Novel Pretty Ugly
Wednesday, May 20, 7:30-9:15pm
Ticket Price $15
Free to Writers Boot Camp Professional Members
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Please join host Jeffrey Gordon (JG), founder of Writers Boot Camp, as
we celebrate the release of Kirker Butler’s novel, Pretty Ugly, a satirical look
at a dysfunctional southern family complete with an overbearing stage mom, a
9 year-old pageant queen, a cheating husband, his teenage girlfriend, a crazy
grandmother, and Jesus. JG will moderate an interview with Kirker, who will
sign copies of the book after the event where books will be available for sale.
The conversation will cover Kirker’s background in the business and his
experience as a two-time Emmy nominated writer and producer, as well as
his segue to writing the book.
Kirker’s television credits include writing for Family Guy, The Cleveland
Show, The Neighbors and Galavant. Pretty Ugly is his debut prose novel,
though he’s also the author of a graphic novel, Blue Agave and Worm. He’s
also contributed to The Huffington Post, The Academy Awards, and E!
News Daily among others.
Here’s what some famous people have said about Kirker’s book:
“The person who wrote this book asked me for a quote, so I gave them one.” -
“Pretty Ugly is everything you’d want in a novel: funny, poignant, exceedingly
well-written. I look forward to reading it.”–Stephen Colbert
“I love this book, and I think Kurt Vonnegut would have loved it, too. In fact, it
might have been his favorite book of all time. Hell, I’m just going to go ahead
and say it: Kirker’s book is hilarious, and it was Kurt Vonnegut’s favorite book
of all time.”–Seth MacFarlane, creator, Family Guy and TED
“What I’ve read of this book I have liked!”–Amy Sedaris
“A funny, slam-bam-thank you, ma'am, voyeuristic look at the world’s most
dysfunctional family. I could not put this book down!”–Jennifer Garner
Kirker has worked as a lifeguard, a country music DJ, a Tommy Hilfiger Jeans
specialist, a medical supply deliveryman, a Christian music DJ, a bartender, a
precious jewelry clerk, a prop PA, a telemarketer for a comedy club, a wedding
DJ, a brewery waiter, a videotape editor, an entertainment news producer, an
actor, a bouncer at a nightclub (one night), a host at a different nightclub, a
singing telegram guy, a receptionist at Neiman Marcus, and the set decorator
for N'SYNC’s first I Want You Back video.
Writers Boot Camp just celebrated its 26th anniversary supporting writers
and filmmakers. More than 50 movies made in just the last four years
were written by our alumni and many top alumni are currently staff
writers or show runners on top television series.
Additionally, our alumni have had more than 500 books and novels
For more information about coursework and Professional Membership
benefits, call 1-800-800-1733.
One of the ongoing benefits of Pro Membership is not having to buy a ticket to
an event like this one!
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