On Monday, May 20th at 7:00 p.m. the Riggio Honors Program will be holding the first ever Thought Launch: an interactive think-tank designed to discuss writing and democracy. Join fellow Riggio students as we collaborate, engage, and ignite the future of the Writing and Democracy program. Guest group leaders include Sadie Stein, Jamie Hook, James Marcus (you can read more about them below). (Oh, and you can check out our effort to integrate the principles of writing and democracy into a practical vision at the Riggio Honors Program's new online presence at riggio.americanvanguardpress.
We'll be in room 1102 at 6 East 16th Street. The event will be free and open to the New School community, so join us and our illustrious guest group leaders in celebrating The Riggio Honors Program and bettering it for students to come!
Sadie Stein is the deputy editor of The Paris Review and co-editor of Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story.
Jamie Hook is the founding director of Northwest Film Forum & past director of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival. A director and producer, Hook has worked on many movies including "Vacationland", "Brand Upon the Brain! A Remembrance in 12 Chapters", and "The Naked Proof".
James Marcus is the deputy editor for Harper's Magazine. Marcus has been editor-at-large at Columbia Journalism Review since 2007. He is responsible for assigning and editing the Ideas + Reviews section of the bimonthly publication. He has also been a senior editor at Amazon.com and Propeller.com/AOL News. Marcus has written for The New York Times, The Nation, The New York Review of Books, and Salon, among other publications. He received his. B.A. in Art and English from Wesleyan University in 1981 and his M.F.A. in Writing from Columbia University in 1984.