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Inaugural Semester of Lecture Series a Success

Scott Freiman Final 2014 Speaker in Journalist-in-Residence Series

Hampton Sides, author of the best-selling “In the Kingdom of Ice,” has taken the helm at Colorado College’s new Journalist-in-Residence Program. The program aims to raise the profile of non-fiction writing on campus while also bringing some of the nation’s top non-fiction writers, which includes historians, journalists, and commentators, to campus to teach and participate in a lecture series.

Sides, who is editor-at-large for Outside magazine and a regular contributor to The New Yorker, National Geographic, and Esquire, will teach two blocks in non-fiction writing. The courses are The Art of Fact: Studies in the New Journalism and Narrative Non-fiction and Going Long: The Art and Craft of Long-form Journalism. He also will advise CC student journalists and help coordinate the lecture series. The Journalist-in-Residence Program also includes a radio journalism course in the spring, taught by Peter Breslow, senior producer of NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” called Radio Journalism: Reporting, Producing, Audio Storytelling.

The new program, housed in Film and New Media Studies, is made possible by a generous gift from Ian Griffis ’85, Susan Deeds Griffis ’88, David Birnbaum ’83, Kathryn Kantes Birnbaum, Mary Jo Sokolowski, Mike Millisor ’83, Mark Polite ’83, Dorian Griffis Polite, Phil Swan ’84, and Anne Bush Hanson ’85.

The fall semester schedule includes:

HAMPTON SIDES

Thursday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m.
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Bestselling author of “Ghost Soldiers” and Colorado College’s own journalist-in-residence reads from his magisterial new work, “In the Kingdom of Ice.” Sides is editor-at-large for Outside magazine and a regular contributor to The New Yorker, National Geographic, and Esquire

S.C. GWYNNE

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle finalist, author of “Empire of the Summer Moon,” “Selling Money,” and “The Outlaw Bank” reading from and discussing his new work “Rebel Yell:The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson,”a thrilling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall”Jackson became a great and tragic American hero.

SCOTT ANDERSON

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Novelist, journalist, and war correspondent, author of “Triage,” “Moonlight Hotel,” and “The Man Who Tried to Save the World: The Dangerous Life and Mysterious Disappearance of an American Hero,” reading and discussing his new work, “Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly, and the Making of the Modern Middle East.”

KATHRYN HARRISON

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m.
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
Celebrated author of “Envy,” “The Seal Wife,” “Poison,” “The Kiss,” and the acclaimed essay collection, “Seeking Rapture: Scenes from A Woman’s Life,” Harrison reads and discusses her new work, “Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured.”

SCOTT FREIMAN

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m.
Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall
“A Trip Through Strawberry Fields”
Award-winning composer and producer combines his love of the Beatles with his experience as a composer, producer and engineer to deliver a unique lecture about the Beatles. He moves past the personalities of the four Beatles to uncover the reasons why their music continues to be loved by millions. Reception will follow.

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