Thursday, March 7, 2002

Choosing The Write Path: Alumni Share Experiences Of The Writer's Life March 23

Chestertown, MD, March 7, 2002 — The Washington College Alumni Council invites all alumni, students and the community to learn more about the professional writer's life during Life After Liberal Arts, Saturday, March 23, 2002, at 1:30 p.m. in the College's O'Neill Literary House. The program will feature four Washington College alumni who have made successful careers through writing—as editors, advertising copywriters, publishers, journalists and novelists. This is a free, open forum—all are encouraged to attend. Reception to follow.
Alumnus Brandon Hopkins of the Sophie Kerr Prize in 1997 and, since graduating, has worked in the editorial and managing editorial departments of Scholastic, Penguin Putnam and Macmillan. Currently a development editor at Educational Design, a Manhattan publishing house specializing in test preparation and educational products, Hopkins is also a freelance copywriter.
Lee Ann Chearney '81 is founder and creative director of Amaranth, an independent book producer established in 1995. Amaranth specializes in developing general nonfiction and popular reference content for publication through both print and electronic media. Chearney has held positions as assistant publisher at The Putnam Publishing Group and as associate publisher/senior editor at Ecco Press, a prestigious small publisher where she worked with renowned Nobel Prize- and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors. She also served as managing editor of the literary magazine, Antaeus. While executive director of The Philip Lief Group, Inc., Chearney developed and produced a diverse range of titles from The American Medical Association's Women's Complete Healthbook (Dell) to The National Gardening Association Dictionary of Horticulture (Viking).
Sue DePasquale '87 has served as editor of Johns Hopkins Magazine since 1994. Under her editorship, the magazine has earned top honors from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for writing, design and reporting on higher education issues. In 1998, it was named the top college/university magazine in the nation by Newsweek. DePasquale joined Johns Hopkins University in 1988, soon after completing her master's degree at the Columbia University School of Journalism. In addition to her work at the magazine, she squeezes in freelance writing assignments and she serves as consulting editor to The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Magazine. Sue lives in Lutherville, MD, with her husband, John Musachio '87, a research chemist at NIH, and her two young sons.
David Healey is a 1988 graduate and English major. He is now the managing editor of the daily Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton, MD, and he teaches journalism at Cecil Community College. He is the author of the Civil War novel, Sharpshooter.

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