Wright Thompson, ESPN Senior Writer and author of the New York Times best seller, The Cost of These Dreams: Sports Stories and Other Serious Business, will speak at an event at Big Grove Brewery & Taproom, 1225 S. Gilbert St. in Iowa City. The event is sponsored by Think Iowa City. Dan Gable, about whom Thompson has written, will speak with him. Prairie Lights Bookstore will have books on hand to sell. The event is free and open to the public.
As a sports writer for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans and the Kansas City Star, Thompson covered Super Bowls, Final Fours, The Masters, and The Kentucky Derby. His 2010 article, Ghosts of Mississippi, inspired the 2012 ESPN 30-for-30 documentary film, The Ghosts of Ole Miss, which Thompson also narrated. In 2013, ESPN's Outside the Lines featured Thompsonís writing in the feature The Losses of Dan Gable.