Event Details

Tracy Lee Simmons, author of Climbing Parnassus, this year's Rettig Lecture speaker.

Time:
4:00 PM until 5:30 PM

Date:
Saturday, October 03, 2009

Location:
Conaton Board Room, 2nd floor of Schmidt

Contact:
byrn@xavier.edu
or call 745-3456  

Description:

Tracy Lee Simmons has been a working journalist, editor, and writer for over 20 years. He attended the University of Virginia, the University of Cincinnati, and holds a Master’s Degree in Classics from Oxford. He has written for newspapers, magazines, and journals ranging as widely as The Washington Post, The Weekly Standard, American Enterprise, The New Criterion, and The Sewanee Review, and he once served as an Associate Editor for National Review under William F. Buckley, Jr. He published Climbing Parnassus: A New Apologia for Greek and Latin in 2002, which won a Choice Award for “Outstanding Academic Title” for that year. He continues to write regularly on literary, historical, and cultural topics. For part of each year he serves as Director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College.

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