Tuesday, October 4, 2011


A Conversation with
State Fair Ringmaster
Bill Carpenter!

Cafe Brazil | Bishop Arts
611 N. Bishop Ave., Dallas, Texas  75208


Thursday, October 13
7:30pm     Arrive, order and mingle
8pm         The conversation begins!

In town from New York for the State Fair of Texas, Bill Carpenter's been the Ringmaster at "The Backyard Circus" for 20+ years.

Entertaining kids brings him delight.  But his philosophical underpinnings go much deeper--drawing on the power of community, imagination, play and creativity.

We think a conversation with Bill could lead to ideas that are relevant to 20-somethings, families and even our emerging Oak Cliff culture.

So...join us for a night of discussion and storytelling!

And stories?!  Boy, does he have stories...
  consultant to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus!
    coworker of Katherine Hepburn and Helen Hayes!
      director of Hal Holbrook!
        crasher of Grandpa Walton's Manhattan cocktail parties!

All of this from a circus ringmaster!!  We pretty sure you'll find coffee and conversation with Bill as amazing, amusing and stimulating as we did!

Click HERE to RSVP!  While not necessary, it would help if you'd let us know how many might be coming.   (Takes 10 seconds.)

Note about kids: Don't let them miss the Backyard Circus at the Fair!  But they just might be bored at this!  Get a sitter and make this a date night.

Want EVEN MORE info about Bill?!: Check out his brief bio here, or his fuller life story here.

Your hosts: Joel Pulis and Scott Coleman.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach us at OakCliffRingmaster@att.net