The Scripps Miramar Ranch Library recently presented Dances with Words, a special performance combining the talents of language columnist and author Richard Lederer with the folk-singing humor and music of Bill Shipper. The duo successfully merged their gifts of educational wording and original music, resulting in a memorable concert.

Richard is a best-selling author, with 50 books about language, history, and humor. Richard’s syndicated column, “Lederer on Language,” appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States, including the San Diego Union-Tribune. Bill, a Memphis native, has had his witty songs such as “My Lover Loves Liver” played on several folk and country radio stations, making audiences laugh and sing along for over 30 years.

Dances with Words was sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library as part the 25th anniversary celebration of the library’s opening. For more information about SRFOL visit