On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in downtown Dallas. If you had the chance to change history, would you? Stephen King’s latest novel 11/22/63, on shelves November 8, addresses this very scenario as the book’s main character travels back in time on a mission to prevent the assassination of President Kennedy.
“I tried to write this book in 1972 but it was too emotionally raw then,” King said. “Nearly 40 years later, exploring The Sixth Floor Museum and learning from staff there was critical in helping the book come together.”
In what is expected to be a sell-out event, King will be front and center at a fundraiser at the Majestic Theatre in Dallas on Thursday, November 10, benefiting The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. The program begins at 7 p.m. There will be an exclusive reception featuring the author at 5:45 p.m. followed by an interview with King at 7 p.m. The conversation will be facilitated by Dallas columnist and broadcaster Lee Cullum.
While Dallas is one of five stops on the 11/22/63 book tour, it is the only city in which King will participate in a fund raiser. Very seldom does he make public appearances. According to King, “I chose them because touring the Depository was vital for the book, and everyone – from Gary Mack on down – was so helpful.”
Tickets are required and go on sale Wednesday, October 5 at 9:00 a.m. CT. Tickets range from $40 to $250. To learn more about the event or to purchase tickets, visit www.showclix.com/event/stephenking. Or, call 1.888.718.4253. Phone assistance available M-F 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. CT.