February 6, 2020, 8pm
Location: Payne Room
Free and open to the public
Join us on Thursday, February 6, at 8:00 PM, for An Evening with Benjamin Dreyer, author of New York Times bestseller Dreyer’s English. If you’ve ever wondered what exactly copy editors do, how they do it, and, most important, how to manage without one, Dreyer’s talk covers all of the bases. The talk encompasses the evolution of language and building blocks of grammar, practical tips on how people can improve their own writing, and more. Everyone from seasoned writers to first-year college students will come away having learned something new. This event is sponsored by the Skidmore College English Department and the Philip Boshoff Writing Center.
This event is free and open to the public. Northshire Books will be selling copies of Dreyer’s book before and after the talk in the Tang Museum’s Atrium. Dreyer will be signing books after the talk.
Benjamin Dreyer is vice president, executive managing editor, and copy chief of Random House. He began his publishing career as a freelance proofreader and copy editor. In 1993, he became a production editor at Random House, overseeing books by writers including Michael Chabon, Edmund Morris, Suzan-Lori Parks, Michael Pollan, Peter Straub, and Calvin Trillin. He has copyedited books by authors including E. L. Doctorow, David Ebershoff, Frank Rich, and Elizabeth Strout, as well as Let Me Tell You, a volume of previously uncollected work by Shirley Jackson. A graduate of Northwestern University, he lives in New York City, where he is at work on his next book.