Location:Tower Theatre, Bend
Date/Time:Tuesday, 10/17/2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Beth Macy, the author behind the acclaimed New York Times best-sellers
“Factory Man” and “Truevine,” will speak on the craft of writing and her
methods of investigating complex social issues at the Tower Theatre at 6:30
p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Tickets are $15 for non-students and available at the Tower Theatre’s
website; COCC students can get a free ticket at the Coats Campus
Center Info Desk with ID. The Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program of the COCC Foundation is holding the event.
Macy’s presentation will center on her writing process—how
her nonfiction narratives draw upon decades of analysis, journalistic
investigation and on-the-ground reporting. Championing the rural American
underdog, her writings have focused on the effects of globalization, racial
injustice and, in her next book release, the opioid epidemic.
A journalist, lecturer and former reporter for The Roanoke Times, Macy’s work
has appeared in a range of national publications. Her reporting has earned more
than a dozen national awards, including a Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at
Harvard and the Lukas Prize from the Columbia School of Journalism.
The University of Oregon School of Journalism and
Communication is the title sponsor of the program, with additional support from
Brooks Resources Corporation, the Deschutes Public Library and students of COCC
For more information on this event, contact Charlotte Gilbride, coordinator for
the COCC Foundation’s Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program, at
541-383-7257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in 1985, the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program brings
renowned scholars, lecturers and experts to the Central Oregon region to
provide broad-based, educational and relevant programming to COCC, its students
and the community.