Jeff Smith 4 p.m., Dec. 20
Violence on the Page: How Much Is Too Much?
Caitlin Rother, a New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer-nominated investigative journalist, will discuss our culture's obsession with violence and the ramifications of having so much of it in our news coverage, Hollywood movies, and pleasure reading. Yes, violence sells, but not so much if it's real.
That's why, as a true-crime writer, Rother focuses more on the psychology behind the murder cases she covers, while novelists -- and movies based on those books -- tend to do quite the opposite. Please join Rother for a lively debate about this timely topic, which will include a Q & A with the audience and book signing to follow. Come prepared with questions!
- Cost: Free