Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fall Break and Some Friendly Advice

For the first time, Roosevelt MFA students get an entire week off for fall break. Writers-in-action are jet-setting across the country to join friends and family for Thanksgiving meals, from Washington State to New Hampshire. Several of us are also staying in Chicago, pulling out tall boots and reconstructed cowls to combat temperatures finally dipping below 40 degrees.

But before you give way to the final days of fall, consider attending a talk by David Friendly this Friday. The formal journalist and media veteran will discuss his career switch from journalism to show business and the life lessons he learned along the way.

The producer of more than 20 movies, he is best known for “Little Miss Sunshine,” a Sundance Film Festival favorite and Academy Award winner that a number of studio executives initially turned down.

The lecture, “HELP! Strategies for Career Survival in a World Where the Only Constant Is Change,” will take place at 4 p.m. in the McCormick Tribune Center Forum, 1870 Campus Drive, Evanston campus.

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