Part 1 at 11 a.m. – Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of American Journalism
Join a witty exploration of the most volatile period in the history of the American press with news correspondent and renowned media historian Eric Burns.
This lecture complements The Founders and Us series.
Part II at 2:30 p.m. – The Life and Times of the Serious Reader: A Lecture on Uncongenial Times
Enjoy a thought-provoking lecture by a unique American man of letters. Eric Burns has won the Eudora Welty Emerging Playwrights Competition, an Emmy for television news commentary, and is considered one of the best writers in the history of broadcast journalism (Washington Journalism Review). As a social historian and author of 12 books, he has twice won the highest award presented by the American Library Association, two of his volumes being named the “Best of the Best.”
A book signing follows both lectures.
Tickets: $40 for 2 lectures or $25 per lecture
(see description for single lecture tickets)
No charge for Four Arts Members
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