Author to speak about the importance of story-telling on March 19

Author Lisa Cron will speak about the importance of story-telling on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at 3 p.m., in room 145 of Thun Library. Interested faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served. In addition to her 3:00 p.m. talk, Cron will meet with students in the Introduction to Fiction class and talking with some of the graduating Professional Writing majors.

Wired for Story: The Writer?s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence (Ten Speed Press, July 2012) is Cron?s latest publication. In it, she describes why our brains are designed to crave stories, why stories are critical to our survival, and why it is so hard to write a good story, even though we know one as soon as we experience it.

Cron has been a consultant, agent, and story analyst for the Angela Rinaldi Literary Agency, the William Morris Agency, Warner Bros., Miramax, and Village Roadshow. She spent a decade working in publishing as an editor and publicist at W.W. Norton and John Muir Publications and currently teaches adult writing workshops with UCLA Extension.

This event is supported by The Professional Writing baccalaureate degree program and the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Division. For more information on this event, contact Jayne Brown, Senior Lecturer in English at Penn State Berks, at 610-396-6041.