Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Be There or Be Square

My Dean, the energetic and incisive Susan Kamei, has asked me for the use of the hall to post this invitation. I have a class at the time, but I may slip over during break time to avail myself and Sally of some of the snacks. You're on, Susan:

Please join us for this free event

Presented by the USC Master of Professional Writing Program and the USC Master of Liberal Studies Program:

Truth, Lies, or Scam – Can You Believe Anything You Read?

Where are the boundaries of truth in the post-James Frey world of “fictionalized nonfiction?” Even classical historians took liberties with imagination and memory; has fact now blurred with fiction? In this provocative panel, hear about today’s artistic, legal, and ethical landmines from those involved in writing and producing works based on fact. Writers, publishers, producers—and readers—should take note.

Moderator: Jonathan Kirsch, author, book reviewer, Biblical scholar, attorney


Mark Jonathan Harris, Academy Award winner and Distinguished Professor, USC School of Cinematic Arts
M.G. Lord, Author and Lecturer, USC Master of Professional Writing Program
John Rechy, Author and Lecturer, USC Master of Professional Writing Program
William G. Thalmann, Professor, USC Departments of Classics and Comparative Literature

Thursday, November 1, 2007
USC University Club

6:00 p.m. Admissions Open House for the MPW and MLS Programs
7:30 p.m. Panel discussion with audience Q&A
9:00 p.m. Mingle with the speakers and USC faculty over coffee

Free and open to the public.
To RSVP and for parking information, call (213) 740-3252 or

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