October 11th, 2011 – Deadline Artists at St. Francis College

Deadline Artists: Hear From New York’s Finest Scribes

Who: John Avlon (Deadline Artists), Heywood Gould (Fort Apache, The Bronx), Michael Powell (New York Times), Josh Greenman (Daily News), Harry Siegel (Village Voice)
What:  Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns
Where: St. Francis College – Founders Hall – 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
When: Tuesday, October 11 – 6:00 – 8:00pm
FREE & Open to the Public

St. Francis College and the Manhattan Institute present a panel discussion of Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns on Monday, October 11 at 6:00pm in St. Francis College’s Founders Hall.

Co-editor of the collection, John Avlon of The Daily Beast and the Manhattan Institute will be joined by Heywood Gould formerly of the New York Post and screenwriter for Fort Apache, The Bronx, Michael Powell metro columnists for the New York Times, Josh Greenman editorial page editor of the Daily News and Harry Siegel New York columnist for the Village Voice.

The group will talk about how the columns were selected for the book and what they look for in column writing and why.

Deadline Artists features the work of noted columnists like Jimmy Cannon, Murray Kempton, George Will, Mike Royko, Damon Runyon, Mary McGrory and Stanley Crouch; whose works have both delighted and educated their readers with a compressed power that’s made them must reads for many generations.

St. Francis College Scholar in Residence Fred Siegel organized the event and had been instrumental in bringing a number of timely and provocative events to the College. Past forums hosted by St. Francis College and the Manhattan Institute include What Happened to All the Good Men?, Is the New York Times Good for Democracy?, Independent Voices of the Middle East and Are the Tea Parties Good for New York? The next event will be Monday, October 4, Young Voters and the 2012 Election.

See more about the event here.

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