Thursday, March 26, 2009

'Slate' Editor Discusses 'Making Literature Online' at Washington College

Chestertown, MD — David Plotz, editor of the groundbreaking web site Slate, will present "On Making Literature Online" at Washington College's Rose O'Neill Literary House on Tuesday, April 7, at 4:30 p.m.

A writer for Slate since its launching in 1996, Plotz became the online magazine's editor in 2008. He also is the author of The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank (2005), Backstabbers, Crazed Geniuses, and Animals We Hate: The Writers of Slate's "Assessment" Column Tell It Like It Is (2006) and Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bible (2009).

Plotz has written for the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Reader's Digest, Rolling Stone, New Republic, the Washington Post and GQ. He won the National Press Club's Hume Award for Political Reporting in 2000, and was a National Magazine Award finalist for a Harper's article about South Carolina's gambling industry. He also has won an Online Journalism Award for a Slate piece on Enron.

Admission to "On Making Literature Online" is free and open to the public.

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