The ever-controversial Michael Moore is coming to UConn this week.
He is on a book tour for his “Here Comes Trouble” memoir and the Mark Twain House and Museum is bringing him here on Friday night for a “Pen Warmed Up in Hell” lecture at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Connecticut on Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Moore’s latest book includes about two dozen short stories about his life before he made movies.
“Love him or hate him, one cannot deny that Academy Award-winning documentarian Michael Moore inspires passionate feelings in Americans,” the Mark Twain House writes in its description of the event. “Derided by many as un-American and similarly hailed by others as an American hero, Moore certainly subscribes to Mark Twain’s maxim, “Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand,” the Mark Twain House and Museum posted.
Tickets are going for $25, $35 and $45. For $85, you get orchestra seating and a private reception in the Jorgensen Gallery with Michael Moore at 5:30 p.m.