Press Release / Aug. 20, 2012

Award-winning authors to speak at Ivy Hall Writers Series

SCAD is excited to have celebrated authors Paul Tough, Elmore Leonard, Peter Leonard and Camille Paglia participate in the university's Ivy Hall Writers Series for the fall.

"The fall Ivy Hall Writers Series has something for everybody," said Georgia Lee, director of Ivy Hall. "The diverse line-up continues SCAD's mission to offer excellence in all aspects of the written word to the Atlanta community."

Paul Tough

Paul Tough will address his recent book, "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character." Tough, a contributor to the public-radio program This American Life is also author of "Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America" and acclaimed articles about character in The New York Times Magazine and the New Yorker.

He will speak Oct. 3, 6:30-8 p.m., at SCAD Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree St. This event will be free and open to the public.

Elmore Leonard and Peter Leonard

Legendary and award-winning author and screenwriter Elmore Leonard joins forces with his son Peter Leonard, a fellow novelist, to speak about what they term the "Family Business" and the writing processes of two different generations. Elmore Leonard has written more than 40 books, including The New York Times best sellers "Djibouti," "Road Dogs," "Up in Honey's Room," "The Hot Kid," "Mr. Paradise," and "Tishomingo Blues."

The Leonards will speak Oct. 18, 6:30-8 p.m. at SCAD Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree St. General admission is $10.

Camille Paglia

In her groundbreaking "Sexual Personae," Camille Paglia turned her incisive eye on beauty and decadence in literature, art, and popular culture. In her new book, "Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars," Paglia returns to the subject that brought her fame, tackling the great themes of Western art in an enthralling tour through more than two dozen seminal images, some famous and others obscure or unknown.

She will speak Oct. 30, 6:30-8 p.m. at SCAD Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree St. General admission is $10 or free with the purchase of a book at $32. Tickets will also be available at A Cappella Books.


The lectures are free for SCAD students, professors and staff with a valid SCAD ID.

Following each lecture, a book signing is available with the purchase of a book.

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