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John Waters

Liarmouth

John Waters is a writer, a film director, an actor, and a visual artist best known for his films, including Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, and Serial Mom. He is the author of the national bestsellers Role Models, Carsick, and Mr. Know-It-All. His spoken-word shows continue to be performed around the world. 

Waters’s first novel, Liarmouth, is a hilariously filthy tale of sex, crime, and family dysfunction from the brilliantly twisted mind of the legendary filmmaker and bestselling author. Marsha Sprinkle: Suitcase thief. Scammer. Master of disguise. Dogs and children hate her. Her own family wants her dead. She’s smart, she’s desperate, she’s disturbed, and she’s on the run with a big chip on her shoulder. They call her Liarmouth—until one insane man makes her tell the truth. Readers will thrill to hop aboard this delirious road trip of riotous revenge. 

This program is part of the Central Arkansas Library System’s Speakers Series honoring Fred K. Darragh, a longtime trustee of the Public Library with a deep “commitment to intellectual freedom and accessibility to books and information for all people, regardless of race, economic status, or age.” 

Photo: Greg Gorman

October 22, 8pm - 9:15pm, Saturday

Speaker Schedule

False Negative: An Evening with John Waters

SOLD OUT!



Waters's rapid-fire one-man “vaudeville” act is updated and expanded from the original film version that enjoyed critical success at the Edinburgh, Toronto, and Berlin Film Festivals. The live performance focuses on Waters’s early negative artistic influences, his fascination with true crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy, the extremes of the art world, Catholicism, sexual deviancy, and his love of reading.

Following the show, Waters will sign copies of his new book, Liarmouth. Masks will be required that evening.

Waters is a writer, a film director, an actor, and a visual artist best known for his films, including HairsprayPink Flamingos, and Serial Mom. He is the author of the national bestsellers Role Models, Carsick, and Mr. Know-It-All. His spoken-word shows continue to be performed around the world.

Books are on sale now through the Festival’s partner WordsWorth Books, and will be available that night. Order the book at https://wordsworthbookstore.com

The Waters program is part of the Central Arkansas Library System’s Speakers Series honoring Fred K. Darragh, a longtime trustee of the Public Library with a deep “commitment to intellectual freedom and accessibility to books and information for all people, regardless of race, economic status, or age.”

Saturday, Oct. 22, Ron Robinson Theater, 8pm