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“Think, Link & Learn”

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Center for Communication - "Meet the Author" Seminars

Center for Communication: “Meet the Author” Seminars
Please join us for our upcoming FREE "Meet the Author" seminars. Be sure to register as soon as possible, and pass this along to any students or others who may be interested. Book signings follow the discussions.

Kate Stanley
Program Coordinator


The Art of Writing a Biography: Whose Life Is It, Anyway?
Writing a biography involves more than piecing together the bits and pieces of a life to create a compelling narrative. An important part of the challenge for a writer is to find meaning and significance in their subject's life. Hear from our panel of best selling authors who will explore the challenges of mastering the genre - and offer tips on how to succeed.

Jonathan Alter, author, The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope; Senior Editor and Columnist, Newsweek
Meryl Gordon, author, Mrs. Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach
Stefan Kanfer, author, SOMEBODY: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando
Moderator: Jeremy McCarter, Senior Writer, Newsweek

Presented with the Dept. of Media Studies and Film, The New School
WHEN: Thursday, March 19, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
WHERE: The New School, Theresa Lang Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 2nd Floor, 55 West 13th Street
RSVP: visit www.cencom.org, email info@cencom.org or call 212-686-5005


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The Story of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings
Join us for an evening with Annette Gordon-Reed, author of The Hemingses of Monticello, the critically acclaimed, true story of the Hemings family who were slaves at Thomas Jefferson's mountain-top plantation and had close blood ties to him. Until very recently, the Hemings' story had been erased from American history. Now the truth of their relationship has been confirmed. Gordon-Reed's moving and compelling family saga offers a close look at slavery and freedom in Early America, as well as a rarely seen portrait of plantation life and a revealing look at our third president.

Annette Gordon-Reed, Professor of Law, New York Law School; Professor of History, Rutgers University; author, The Hemingses of Monticello, winner of the 2008 National Book Award for nonfiction.
Moderator: Honor Moore, faculty, The Writing Program, The New School

Presented by The New School for General Studies

WHEN: Monday, March 23, 6:30 pm
WHERE: The New School, Alvin Johnson/ J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, Rm. 510
RSVP: visit www.cencom.org, email info@cencom.org or call 212-686-5005
FEE: $5 for non-students

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Laughing Matters: "Comedy at the Edge"
Actor/comedian/writer and star of Law and Order: SVU, Richard Belzer, sits down with TIME magazine's Richard Zoglin (who has covered the showbiz beat for over 20 years) to discuss Zoglin's latest book, Comedy at the Edge, is a chronicle of stand-up from the mid-1960s to the early 80s, and highlights innovators like Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Steve Martin. Don't miss this informative andsure-to-be entertaining evening with Zoglin and one of America's best-loved actors and comedians.

Richard Belzer, actor, Law & Order: SVU; author, I Am Not a Cop!
Richard Zoglin, Senior Editor & Theater Critic, TIME; author, Comedy at the Edge: How Stand-up in the 1970s Changed America

Presented with NYU's Stern School of Business WHEN:

Tuesday, April 7, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
WHERE: NYU, Abbe Bogen Faculty Lounge, 11th Floor, Kaufman Management Center, 44 West 4th Street (at Greene St.)
RSVP: visit www.cencom.org, email info@cencom.org or call 212-686-5005

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