Saturday, March 11, 2006

"Writers of the Storm," at The New School, on March 28th

The New School
"Writers of the Storm:
Fake News, and Public Decency,
in the Age of Terror."
Writers-at-Large and The New School are proud to bring you this important symposium which will address the role of writers in speaking out against censorship, a free press under fire, neutering of the news, harassment of journalists, as well as what the concept of decency means who gets to decide that, and why, and what impact the politics of uniformity, and negation has had on the dignity of writers, diversity of opinion, and freedom of expression.
Keynote speaker: Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times, David Cay Johnston. Moderator: Playwright, and host of KPFK radio show "Free Forum," Terrence McNally. Panelists include: Danny Goldberg, Paul Robeson, Jr., Arthur Kopit, Anne Waldman, Bob Hershon, Phil Rockstroh; hosted by poet, and founder of Writers-at-Large, Jayne Lyn Stahl. Co-sponsored by Writers-at-Large and The New School.
Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m., $20 (advance tickets recommended)
Box Office: (212) 229-5488
At: Theresa Lang Center, The New School, 55 West 13th St., second floor (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
With special thanks to the following Friends of Writers-at-Large for their generous help, and support: Mike Farrell, Death Penalty Focus, Media Alliance, Stanley Sheinbaum, F. Henning Bauer, M.D., David Fitzell, the Gershwin Hotel,the Fountain Theatre, the Allen Ginsberg Trust, the National Coalition Against Censorship,, Tim Carpenter, Progressive Democrats of America; Thomas Bishop, Florence Lacaze Gould Professor of French Literature at New York University; Pamela Tillis, Director of Public Programs at The New School for General Studies, and the San Francisco Film Society.