Frostburg State University’s Department of English and Center for Creative Writing will present acclaimed journalist Ted Conover on Monday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cordts Physical Education Center Leake Room. The event is free and open to the public. A reception and booksigning, sponsored by the FSU Office of Student and Community Involvement, will follow.
Conover’s most recent book, “Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing,” describes his rookie year as a corrections officer inside New York’s legendary Sing Sing prison. Initially banned by the NYS Department of Correctional Services, the book is still considered contraband unless several key pages have been removed. Conover, whose writings are frequently based on first-hand participation, contributes to the “New York Times Magazine” and many other publications.
For more information, please contact the Department of English at 301-687-4221 or the Center for Creative Writing at 301-687-4024.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.
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Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303