Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Celebrating the life of Studs Terkel

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

The New Press will be hosting a memorial celebration of the life and work of Studs Terkel, who died on October 31st at the age of 96, on Sunday, December 7th at 4:00 pm in The Great Hall of Cooper Union.

Participants will include:

  • Jimmy Breslin (Pulitzer Prize-winning Newsday columnist and author)
  • Steve Earle and Allison Moorer (musicians);
  • Laura Flanders (host of GritTV and RadioNation and New York Times bestselling author)
  • Sydney Lewis (long-time friend and collaborator);
  • Walter Mosley (best-selling author)
  • Victor Navasky (publisher emeritus of The Nation and Director of the George Delacorte Center for Magazine Journalism at Columbia Journalism);
  • Andre Schiffrin (founding director of The New Press and Studs' editor and publisher);
  • Dan Terkel (son of the late Ida and Studs Terkel);
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel (editor and publisher of The Nation);
  • Gary Younge (columnist and feature writer for The Guardian);
  • Howard Zinn (historian, activist, and prize-winning author of A People's History of the United States)

Co-sponsored by The Nation and The Indypendent.

The event will be open to the public and free of charge.

Location: The Great Hall of Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street at Third Avenue, New York City (map)
Time: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

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