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Antioch College to host FOUND Magazine editors

Found foundersYELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio—February 19, 2013—FOUND Magazine editors Peter and Davy Rothbart are making a stop at Antioch College on their cross-country van tour on March 8, 2013, in Antioch College's South Gym at 8:00 p.m.

Davy Rothbart is the creator and editor of FOUND Magazine. With brother and fellow editor Peter Rothbart, FOUND collects and catalogs found notes, photos, and other interesting items, publishing them in an irregularly-issued magazine.

One snowy winter night in Chicago back in 2000, Davy went out to his car and found a note on his windshield—a note meant for someone else, a guy named Mario. Each friend he showed the Mario note to seemed to have a few finds to show him in return. As a way for everyone to join forces and share their finds with everyone else, Davy decided to start a magazine called FOUND, a showcase for all the strange, hilarious, and heartbreaking things people have picked up.

For over a decade, the FOUND team has collected and published anything that gives a glimpse into someone else’s life — love letters, birthday cards, to-do lists, poetry on napkins, anything goes! Cheery, amusing, and outrageous submissions pour in each month from readers around the world.

Found Magazine coverThe Rothbarts are hopping on tour for an exciting cross-country romp through 37 states and 79 cities. At each exhilarating show, Davy will share the latest magnificent and mesmerizing finds that have landed in the mailbox at the FOUND headquarters, while Peter will dazzle with beautiful, haunting, and hysterical songs based on FOUND notes. “Davy and Peter Rothbart are utterly engaging performers,” said The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post said, “The FOUND show is electrifying!”

Davy will also share stories from his new book of personal essays, My Heart is an Idiot, sixteen stories of love and adventure. Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love) says the book “contains some of the most perfect and heartbreaking writing that I have ever read.” The book garnered praise from The New Yorker, NPR’s This American Life, David Sedaris, and The New York Times.

About the performers

Davy Rothbart is a frequent contributor to NPR’s This American Life, and author of the story collection The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas. He writes regularly for GQ and Grantland and is the director of two documentaries about the punk rock band Rise Against, as well as videos for Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” Project. In 2010, the film Easier With Practice, adapted from one of his GQ articles, and starring Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker), won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.

Peter Rothbart is an award-winning songwriter, and the frontman for folk/rock group The Poem Adept. His third solo album, You Are What You Dream, was released in fall 2012, and his music was featured in McSweeney's Wholphin DVD and the 2012 documentary film Mister Rogers & Me. He is also the executive director of the urban gardening organization We Patch.

This event is FREE for all Antioch community members. There is a suggested donation of $5–10 for all others. For more information about this event, please contact Jennifer Berman at jberman@antiochcollege.org.

About Antioch College

Antioch College is a small, liberal arts institution located on a historical campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The College has an inspiring mission and a proud history of educating leaders and contributors to our society, including Nobel Laureates, Fulbright Scholars, MacArthur Fellows, notables in arts and culture, the sciences, the public sector, and business. Our innovative baccalaureate program integrates rigorous classroom learning with full-time work and community engagement. Commitments to social justice, sustainability, and global issues are important components of the Antioch College experience. A low student–faculty ratio provides Antioch College students with personal attention from professors who have a strong commitment to teaching. Originally founded in 1850, Antioch College is authorized by the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents to grant the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.

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