A Way with Words, Live in Huntsville!

Listener favorite,  A Way with Words, is coming to Huntsville and THE SHOW IS OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT! Thanks for the amazing response! The show will take place at the US Space and Rocket Center's National Geographic Theater on Tuesday, September 13th at 7 PM, with a VIP Meet and Greet with Grant and Martha before the show at 6 PM.

This live event will consist of individual presentations by hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett, with PLENTY of time allotted for a Q&A session! Audience members can come ready with questions about slang, old sayings, new words, grammar, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions and the like! 

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About Martha Barnette-

Martha holds an undergraduate degree in English from Vassar College, and did graduate work in classical languages at the University of Kentucky. She studied Spanish in Costa Rica at the ILISA Language Institute.
Before her work in radio, Martha was a reporter for the Washington Post and an editorial writer for the Louisville Courier-Journal. She’s the author of three books on word origins: A Garden of Words, Ladyfingers & Nun’s Tummies: A Lighthearted Look at How Foods Got Their Names, and Dog Days & Dandelions. Martha joined A Way with Words in 2004.
A Kentucky native, she lives in San Diego, where she can be found hiking mountain trails and performing improv comedy at Finest City Improv and Old Town Improv Company.

About Grant Barrett- 

Grant Barrett is lexicographer, linguist, radio host, public speaker, and dictionary editor specializing in slang and new words. He wrote Perfect English Grammar (2016, Zephyros Press), compiled and edited the Official Dictionary of Unofficial English (2006, McGraw-Hill) and the Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang (2004, Oxford University Press), and is creator of the prize-winning online Double-Tongued Dictionary which tracks slang, jargon, and neologisms from the fringes of English (but has now been merged with the A Way with Words website). He is also a co-founder of Wordnik, an online dictionary.
Besides being widely quoted about language, Grant has written about it for such newspapers as the Washington Post and the New York Times. He first started working in radio and print journalism in 1988.
He serves as vice president of the American Dialect Society, an academic organization devoted since 1889 to the study of English in North America. He has been the chair of its New Words Committee and still helps organize the society’s annual “word of the year” vote.
Though born and raised in Missouri, Grant has lived at length in New York City, Paris, and the U.S. Virgin Islands and now lives in sunny California with his wife — a linguist/lexicographer — and their young son.

A Way with Words airs Wednesdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 9am (beginning July 2nd) on WLRH 89.3 FM/HD1. 




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