Literary Journalism: Influences and Obsessions

Join MPW for a panel discussion with journalists Gustavo Arellano ("Ask a Mexican"), David Ulin (LA Times Book Critic) and Amy Wilentz (Farewell, Fred Voodoo).
GUSTAVO ARELLANO is the editor of OC Weekly, the author of Orange County: A Personal History and Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. He writes “¡Ask a Mexican!,” a nationally syndicated column in which he answers any and all questions about America’s spiciest and largest minority.

DAVID ULIN is the book critic of the Los Angeles Times, and the author of The Myth of Solid Ground: Earthquakes, Prediction, and the Fault Line Between Reason and Faith, and the editor of Another City: Writing from Los Angeles and Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology, which won a 2002 California Book Award.

AMY WILENTZ is the author of Farewell Fred Voodoo, The Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier, Martyrs’ Crossing, and I Feel Earthquakes More Often Than They Happen: Coming to California in the Age of Schwarzenegger. She is the former Jerusalem correspondent for The New Yorker and a long-time contributing editor at The Nation.

Doheny Memorial Library
Intellectual Commons, Room 233
3550 Trousdale Parkway
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089

ADMISSION is free. This event is open to the public.

PARKING is available at Gate 3 for the daily flat rate of $10. Metered street-parking is available on Jefferson Boulevard.

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MPW Program Team
3501 Trousdale Parkway
Mark Taper Hall, THH 355
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California 90089-0355
tel.: 213.740.3252
fax.: 213.740.5002
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