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The Spark with Tift Merritt: John Grisham

NOTE: Due to a scheduling conflict, The Spark with Tift Merritt featuring John Grisham will now air June 30, 2022. No action is required for current (May 26, 2022) ticketholders. Please contact our box office with any questions or concerns.

Registration for this event closes at 6:30 PM ET on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Available on-demand for all ticketholders for 72 hours, beginning June 30, 2022 at 7:30 PM ET. Suggested ticket donation (per household) is $15. Tickets available starting at $0.

Join us for The Spark with Tift Merritt featuring John Grisham, the New York Times bestselling author renowned for his breathtaking legal thrillers.

Originally a criminal attorney, John Grisham was inspired to write what he experienced in court. “I seriously doubt I would ever have written the first story had I not been a lawyer,” Grisham says. “I never dreamed of being a writer. I wrote only after witnessing a trial.”

Now a #1 New York Times best-selling author, Grisham is perhaps best known for his works “The Pelican Brief,” “The Client,” and “A Time to Kill.” His latest work, “The Judge’s List,” has been acclaimed as a “sleek suspense novel about the hunt for a serial killer who is also a sitting judge” (NYT).

Grisham is a longtime supporter and advocate of The Innocence Project, an organization that exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.

This final, can’t-miss creative conversation of the season will be pre-recorded at the UNC Hussman School of Media and Journalism’s new Curtis Media Center. 

Runtime: approximately 60 minutes. Recording of CPA virtual events is not permitted. If you have questions or concerns related to accessibility, please contact us.

About The Spark

Based on the series Merritt produced for the acclaimed Marfa, Texas Public Radio, The Spark peels back the polished performance to reveal the elbow grease, risk, fire, and courage behind the art—and artists—we think we know. Each month, Tift will welcome a new artist for a 45-minute livestreamed conversation that gets to the heart of their work, followed by a 15-minute audience Q&A.

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