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4/16/2004 Levy to discuss writing strategies

McMINNVILLE ? Shawn Levy, film critic for The Oregonian, will present "How Do You Write Something Like That?" Monday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nicholson Library at Linfield College.

Newspapers, magazines, books ? each has its attendant demands, headaches and tricks. Levy, longtime magazine editor and freelancer, and author of three books of pop culture history, will discuss the various strategies, pitfalls and delights of the nonfiction writing life.

Levy?s books are "King of Comedy: The Life and Art of Jerry Lewis," "Rat Pack Confidential: Frank, Dean, Sammy, Peter, Joey and the Last Great Show Biz Party" and "Ready, Steady, Go: The Smashing Rise and Giddy Fall of Swinging London."

He is the former senior editor of American Film magazine and associate editor of Boxoffice magazine. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Guardian of London, Interview, Loaded, Razor, Movieline, Pulse!, Sight and Sound, Film Comment, the Village Voice and Maximum Golf, among many others.

He was born in New York City in 1961, and educated at the University of Pennsylvania

and the University of California, Irvine. He makes his home in Portland, with his wife, three children, a large dog and a large bird.

The reading is free, open to the public and sponsored by Friends of McMinnville Public Library and Friends of Nicholson Library.