Rothbart splits time between Los Angeles, where he is working on several projects including new films and his podcast, and his hometown of Ann Arbor. He is a contributor to “This American Life,” editor/publisher of Found Magazine, Emmy award-winning filmmaker of the documentary “Medora,” which appeared on PBS’s “Independent Lens,” as well as being a regular contributor to GQ and New York magazines. He has written a series of short stories titled “The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas,” as well as a collection of essays titled “My Heart is an Idiot.” He also leads an annual hiking adventure called Washington to Washington, which brings inner-city kids from Washington, D.C., New Orleans, and Southeast Michigan to New Hampshire for a climb to the top of Mount Washington.
Rothbart will have merchandise available for purchase at the gathering.
The Nov. 4 gathering will also feature a special musical performance by West Michigan award-winning artist Molly Bousma-Schultz. She and her husband, Scott, will bring their soulful and inspiring presence to the gathering. Previously members of the band Vox Vidorra, they are also co-owners of Creston Brewery in Grand Rapids.
The gathering will begin at 10 a.m. At 9 a.m., an inquiry session will take place for those who wish to dialogue with Rothbart in a small-group setting before the main gathering. All sessions are free and open to the public.
For more information, call C3 at 616-842-1985 or go to www.c3westmichigan.org.