Discussion with Keynote Presenter
Gary Pomerantz

Monday, October 13, 3:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Sycamore, M2/International Ballroom Level

Join conference keynote Gary Pomerantz for an informal discussion.

Gary Pomerantz is an author and journalist, and serves as a lecturer in the Department of Communication at Stanford University. His first book, Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn, a multi-generational saga about Atlanta’s racial conscience, was named a 1996 Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times. His next book, Nine Minutes, Twenty Seconds (2001), about an air crash, has been published in Britain, Germany and China and was termed by The London Evening Standard “a flawlessly constructed narrative... a masterpiece of nonfiction storytelling.” His most recent work, WILT, 1962, a meditation on race, celebrity, small towns and Wilt Chamberlain’s legendary 100-point game, was named an Editors’ Choice selection of 2005 by The New York Times, and was called by Entertainment Weekly “a slam dunk of a read.”

A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Pomerantz worked for nearly two decades as a journalist, on staff for The Washington Post and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, initially as a sportswriter and then writing columns, editorials, and special projects. He served from 1999-2001 as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at Emory University in Atlanta. His newest book, set in Kansas City and New York during prohibition, is set for release in 2009 by Crown Publishers. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and their three children.