Edmond, OK - The University of Central Oklahoma's College of Liberal Arts will present 'An Evening with Writer David Hajdu,' welcoming Hajdu to campus for a free public talk from 8 to 9 p.m., Nov. 19 in Central's Pegasus Theatre located in the Liberal Arts building.

As an author, music critic for 'The New Republic' and professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Hajdu will focus on comic books and popular culture as part of his public talk, and also will discuss his books 'The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare and How It Changed America' and 'Heroes and Villains: Essays on Music, Movies, Comics and Culture.'

Hajdu was the founding editor of 'Video Review' magazine from 1980 to 1984 and later become a top editor at 'Entertainment Weekly' from 1990 to 1999.

Hajdu has written for 'The American Scholar,' 'The Atlantic Monthly,' 'BookForum,' 'The New Yorker,' 'The New York Review of Books,' 'The New York Times Magazine,' 'The New Times Book Review,' 'Vanity Fair' and other publications.

'Because of Mr. Hajdu's background in magazine and newspaper writing, I hope many of the students and faculty from Central's Department of Mass Communication as well as the community will attend,' said James Dolph, Creative Studies lecturer at Central.

'The evening should be very fun and informative, as Mr. Hajdu is a great speaker with a wide background in art, music and pop culture issues.'

For more information, contact Glenda Adams, projects coordinator for Central's College of Liberal Arts, at (405) 974-42601 or gadams1@uco.edu.

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