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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Dead Beat: The Art and Craft of Obit Writing/How to Bring the Dead Back to Life

12:15 - 1:15 PM
Oldenborg Center
Pomona College
350 N. College Way
Claremont, 91711
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(909) 607-8001

Elaine Woo is a Los Angeles native who wrote for two of her hometown dailies: the Los Angeles Herald Examiner (1977 to 1983) and the Los Angeles Times (1983 to 2015). At the Times she covered public education and filled a variety of editing assignments before joining "the dead beat" - news obituaries - where she produced artful pieces on celebrated local, national and international figures, including Hugh Hefner, Julia Child, Elizabeth Taylor and B.K.S. Iyengar. Woo is now a freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared in the Washington Post and other publications. Presented by the Oldenborg Luncheon Colloquium at Pomona College.

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