An Evening with W. Bruce Cameron


Friday July 7, 2017, 7 pm
City Opera House, Traverse City
Guest Host: Ron Jolly

Doors open at 6 pm with live music, cash bar and Morsels sweet treats. Q & A and book signing post event.

Event Sponsor: Cherry Capital Airport

Literary Sponsor: Stewert James


$20.50 General Admission/30.50 Reserved Seating (plus fees). Student Tickets are only $5.50. Buy a full season and save 20%; purchase tickets for four events for a 10% discount.

Don’t forget to add A Dog’s Purpose paperback book at 20% off when purchased with your ticket. Cost- $12. Available: now

To purchase during Friends-only week (January 4-11), visit the City Opera Box Office at 106 E. Front Street. (M-W, 10 am to 5 pm), or call 231-941-8082, ext. 201. (Ticket fees vary by method purchased.)

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Nationally syndicated humor columnist and New York Times best-selling author, W. Bruce Cameron is perhaps best known for A Dog’s Purpose, his heartwarming—and at times, heart-wrenching—novel of the lessons our canine companions teach us about life and love. A Dog’s Purpose, which Cameron followed up with a sequel, A Dog’s Journey, and several spinoffs, has been adapted as a feature film which will be released January 27, 2017.

bruce-cameron-headshotCameron’s nonfiction cuts to the truth of the American experience. Books like 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, which spawned an ABC sitcom; its successor,8 Simple Rules for Marrying My Daughter and the Oprah-approved How to Remodel a Manare insightful, relatable, and uproariously funny.

Bruce Cameron is from Petoskey, Michigan. He attended Westminster College. In 2011, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists named him Columnist of the Year, and in 2006 he won the Robert Benchley Society Award for Humor. Cameron lives in California with his wife, filmmaker and actress Cathryn Michon.

“A tail-wagging three hanky boo-hooer, this delightful fiction debut by newspaper columnist Cameron (8 Simple Rules for Marrying My Daughter) proposes that a dog’s purpose might entail being reborn several times.”

Publisher’s Weekly


ron-jolly-photoRon Jolly, the 21-year host of WTCM NewsTalk 580, is author of The Northern Michigan Almanac, co-author of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Almanac, and a former columnist for Traverse City Business News. His radio career includes stops in Lansing, Saginaw, and Monroe, and a statewide show on Michigan Talk Radio Network. His news reporting has garnered numerous awards from UPI and the Michigan Radio News Network. Prior to broadcasting Ron worked as a Congressional Page in the House of Representatives. He is highly active on several boards and works on behalf of youth. He lives in Acme with his wife Laura, two dogs and an extensive collection of books about northern Michigan.

This event is made possible through the generous support of Cordia, our sustaining sponsor and Traverse City Eye, our season sponsor. Thank you.