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    Copyright for Writers

    Marie Breaux talked about the history of authors' rights and argued that copyright law would likely need to be revised due to the creation of Creative Commons and other platforms. This…

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    Creating Compelling Non-Fiction

    Authors talked about techniques for writing non-fiction, focusing on what makes it compelling to the reader. They responded to questions from members of the…

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    Future of News

    A panel of journalists discussed the future of news and commentary. Among the issues they addressed were the presentation of news, selection of news stories for television broadcast,…

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    Future of Feature Writing Panel

    A panel discussion was held on the future of feature writing instead of the advertised topic of how write feature stories. The history of feature writing was discussed and the changes…

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    Book Discussion on Voices Rising

    In the Fall of 2005, students from the University of New Orleans went out to different parts of the city to talk to people directly affected by Hurricane Katrina. The stories they…

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    Writing About the Presidents Panel

    Moderated by Professor Ross, the panelists discussed the topic, “Making of the Presidents: Bringing History Alive on the Page.” Three historians who have written about widely…

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    Rebuilding New Orleans

    Mr. Barron moderated a discussion on the topic, “Surviving with Grace: A Discussion on Rebuilding New Orleans.” The panelists examined the challenges and possibilities of…

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    Hurricane Katrina Books

    The panel “In the Wake of Destruction” discussed the many books chronicling Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath from quickly constructed coffee-table tomes, to in-depth…

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    The Civil Rights Movement in Fact and Fiction

    Dr. Henry Lacey is the moderator for a discussion of civil rights as they are portrayed in literature, as opposed to how they appear in reality. The panel members discussed their…

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    Southern Humor Panel

    Moderated by Mr. Godchaux, a television sitcom writer, the panelists discussed the idea of Southern humor. Each talked about how life experiences growing up in the South…

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    BookTV Preview

    A preview clip of the Southern Humor panel at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.

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    A Conversation with George Plimpton

    Author and editor George Plimpton discussed highlights of his career and offered opinions on a variety of subjects as he was interviewed by Douglas Brinkley. He also answered questions…

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