Thursday March 27, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM CDT
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National Louis University 
122 S. Michigan Ave.
2nd Floor, Atrium
Chicago, IL 60603

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Carey Smith 
NLU Alumni Association 

Pulitzer Prize winner Ira Berkow visits NLU! 

You're invited to meet: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Sportswriter Ira Berkow at NLU! 

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6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m: Pre-reception (light food & beverage will be provided) 

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m: Conversation with Ira Berkow


Named the "Best Sportswriter in New York." Pulitzer Prize winner Ira Berkow will talk about sportswriting, his latest book "WRIGLEY FIELD: An Oral and Narrative History of the Home of the Chicago Cubs" (with Josh Noel) a complete chronicle of Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs and all the other weird and wonderful events that occurred during the last century. 

Find out how the scrappy kid from Chicago became a Pulitzer Prize-winning sportswriter for The New York Times and author of 21 books. Discover how a once mediocre high school student wound up with these accolades: 

  • "Ira Berkow belongs to that rare breed: a writer who specialized in sports but whose subjects represent a broad range in human aspirations and challenges." - Gay Talese 
  • "One of the treasures of New York City" - New York magazine annual "Best of New York"

Ira Berkow shared his Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for National Reporting for his article "The Minority Quarterback." Born in Chicago, he became a sports columnist and feature writer for The New York Times for 26 years. He was named "the best sportswriter in New York by New York magazine and "the Sondheim of the sports page" by columnist George Will. Among his many books are best-sellers Red: a Biography of Red Smith and Maxwell Street: Survival in a Bazaar. 

This evening is presented by National Louis University's Master of Science in Written Communication Program. 

The Master's in Written Communication Program offers students with an undergraduate degree in any field a unique variety of courses and personal attention from experienced instructors who are published writers and produced playwrights and screenwriters. This Master's program includes courses and internships in becoming a college teacher of writing, courses in nonfiction and fiction, public relations, screenwriting, online publishing, writing children's books, editing and more. Contact director of the program Joanne Koch for information on this exciting program and the 2014 spring, summer and fall classes: jkoch@nl.edu