Check out my impressions after attending a recent book signing by celebrated author David Baldacci under the Literary Events link. Also, please note the details for the upcoming event at the National Press Club on May 10th when the legendary space statesman Buzz Aldrin will discuss his new book.
Another interesting recent literary event was Richard Belzer’s appearance on May 6th at the Press Club. Belzer is a noted comedian, author and actor and perhaps best known for his role as John Munch, whom he has portrayed as a regular cast member on the NBC police drama series: Homicide:Life on the Street and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. His talk mostly focused on his recent book with David Wayne called Hit List. The book is billed as an in-depth investigation into the mysterious deaths of people linked to the JFK assassination.
I first met Celia Wexler as one of the authors at the National Press Club’s annual Book Fair in November of 2012. Her book Out of the News had a timely ring to it since it discusses journalism that as she points out is in transition. While she has her own judgments and opinions, the book she wrote involves discussions with a number of journalists to get a broad ranging scope of views. We forthwith held a Q&A with Celia which you can check out in Interviews.
Celia is an award winning journalist who has worked for a number of newspapers covering the fields of business, consumer, and labor beats and her reporting on the influence of political contributions on public policy.
She shifted gears and moved to the non-profit world where she worked 12 years for Common Cause. She has had freelance stories in The Washington Post, the Pittsburgh Gazette and other nationally known publications. Her academic life gave her the lift into journalism with a graduate degree from Point Park University after graduating summa cum laude from the University of Toronto.
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