The event is open to the public, but anyone planning to attend is asked to RSVP to the school by calling 504-899-5641. For more information see the following press release:
Bernard Hirsch Herman Memorial Lecture
Book-signing and Reception to follow
November 16, 2012 at 9:45 a.m.
Please join us for the Bernard Hirsch Herman Memorial Lecture on November 16 at 9:45 a.m. in the Henson Auditorium. This year’s speaker will be Will Schwalbe, author of The End of Your Life Book Club, which was recently added to Amazon’s Top 10 Books of the Year. Will Schwalbe has worked in publishing (most recently as senior vice president and editor-in-chief of Hyperion Books); digital media, as the founder and CEO of Cookstr.com; and as a journalist, writing for various publications including The New York Times and the South China Morning Post. He is on the boards of Yale University Press and the Kingsborough Community College Foundation. He is the co-author, with David Shipley, of “Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better.”
Garden District books will be at the reception to provide books for purchase.
The Bernard Hirsch Herman Memorial Lecture honors a thirteen-year Greenie and distinguished member of Newman’s Class of 2004, celebrating his unique talents, his intellectual insights both spoken and written, and his sharp sense of humor. Bernard viewed writing as an essential means of expressing himself and affirming the dignity of all. Son of Mollie Solomon Herman ’71 and the late Avram C. Herman, and brother of Adam J. Herman ’00, Bernard was a regular contributor to The Pioneer at Newman and was selected by his classmates as their Commencement speaker. He went on to study creative writing at Brandeis University, where he was also a senior writer and photographer for the independent student newspaper, the Justice. This annual lecture brings a noted author to campus to speak and conduct workshops with classes.