Writing Expert Paula LaRocque To Speak
As Part of McDermott Library Writers Series

Writing expert and communications consultant Paula LaRocque will visit The University of Texas at Dallas campus on Wednesday, Nov. 10, to deliver a lecture as part of the McDermott Library-UTD Mercury Writers Series.

The event, which will be held in the library auditorium (MC 2.410) and begin at 2 p.m., is free and open to the public. The staff of the UTD Mercury, the university’s campus newspaper and event co-sponsor, is scheduled to attend.

LaRocque, who served as writing coach and assistant managing editor at The Dallas Morning News from 1981 to 2001, has conducted workshops for hundreds of media, government, academic and business groups in the U. S., Canada and Europe. She also has been a consultant for the Associated Press, the Drehscheibe Institute in Bonn and the European Stars & Stripes in Germany.

From 1971 to 1981, LaRocque taught writing at various universities – technical writing at Western Michigan University's School of Engineering and creative or media writing at Texas A&M, SMU and TCU. She is a columnist for Quill magazine and for The Dallas Morning News and is author of The Book on Writing: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Well and Championship Writing: 50 Ways to Improve Your Writing.

She was elected to the Associated Press Managing Editors Executive Board in 1998, and in 2001 she received the APME Meritorious Service Award for exemplary contribution to journalism.

For additional information, please contact Tom Koch at 972-883-4951