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Joynes Literary Series

2014 – 2015 Events
Events are free and open to ALL UT students unless otherwise noted

Luncheon and Discussion with Film Critic, Peter Debruge

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Before he became Chief International Film Critic for Variety magazine, Peter Debruge was a Plan II Honors student at UT and editor of the Daily Texan. Now he lives in Paris and attends film festivals around the world to write first-look reviews for Hollywood’s most influential trade magazine. At 7 p.m. Thursday, September 11th, Peter will visit the Joynes Reading Room to show clips and discuss storytelling trends in filmmaking. Debruge will also host a luncheon for students interested in careers in film criticism at 12:30 p.m. on September 12th, in CRD 007A. Both events are free and open to all UT students.

Learn about writing from satirist and novelist, Ana Marie Cox

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As the Washington D.C. correspondent for GQ and as a reporter for The Guardian, Ana Marie Cox covers U.S. politics. She founded the award-winning blog Wonkette, which is known for humorous and biting political analysis. (The Wonkette blog helped set the tone for other emerging online media outlets like Gawker and Jezebel.) During her visit to the Joynes Reading Room October 2nd at 7 p.m., Cox will discuss the merits (and pitfalls) of satirical writing, and when it’s best to forgo snark and write candidly.