This weekend is the sixth annual Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. Literary nonfiction includes everything from narrative features in magazines to full-length histories. But this conference will offer something different than helpful advice or big-name author confabs: a panel on ghostwriting.
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Today in the roundup: We’ll be hearing a lot more locally from Jake Heggie, The Times pays a visit and Mexico turns 200.
The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference has announced its roster of illustrious journalists, memoirists and historians coming to Grapevine July 23-25 to chew the fat and chew the BBQ. The conference is dedicated to the craft of narrative nonfiction and will feature talks by Mary Karr (‘The Liars’ Club’), Bryan Burrough (‘The Big Rich’) and Mark Bowden (‘Black Hawk Down’).
This week, Paho Mann, Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of North Texas, discusses his recent work that explores how we consume.
Nada Shabout is fighting to preserve the life and culture of Iraq. A leading authority on modern Arab art, she directs UNT’s Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute. it’s currently showing an exhibition of photos by ordinary Iraqi women about their post-invasion lives, while Shabout herself is documenting the thousands of artworks stolen from a Baghdad museum.
No, the photo above was not taken at a sit-in. Instead, it’s a piece of Earth Day art created by UNT student Trayce Cochran. The piece is currently on display at the Environmental Education, Science and Technology (EESAT) Building on campus. The artist says that it is a comment on the plight of earthquake-ravaged Haitians [...]
Dornith Doherty, a University of North Texas art professor, has been X-raying and photographing some of the world’s seeds held by the Svalbard Global Seed Vault — inside a mountain in Norway. Her photos are often delicate snowflakes and mandalas. Krys Boyd talks to Doherty about biodiversity, clones and “Archiving Eden.”
Grammys are awarded Sunday, and this year, one north Texas band boasts a pair of nominations. But while The University of North Texas One O’clock Jazz Band has been nominated before, it has never won. KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports:
When the University of North Texas Jazz Singers look toward the podium on Friday night, they’ll see a new face holding the baton for the first time in 30 years. Tim Brent is the group’s new director, taking over for Paris Rutherford, who retired last year after three decades at the helm. During a recent phone conversation, he spoke about what it’s like to take over for a legend as part of the Art&Seek Q&A:
Oscar-nommed screenwriter-director-actor Guillermo Arriaga (21 Grams, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Babel, The Burning Plain) talked yesterday to University of North Texas students about what stage actors know that screen actors don’t. And Sally Nystuen Vahle, the UNT drama teacher and member of the Dallas Theater Center acting company, said, attaboy Arriaga, you tell ‘em. [...]