Saturday, January 28, 7:30 pm, Market Hall

Obit

Obit

  • Vanessa Gould
  • 93 minutes
  • 2016
  • USA
  • Saturday, January 28, 7:30 pm, Market Hall
Sponsored by Electric City Magazine; Hunter Street Books; Public Text MA Program, Trent University 

New York Times obituary writers shine a spotlight on stories of remarkable lives

How do you condense a lifetime into 500 words? Digging into the endless details of the luminaries, icons, and leaders of our day, often with only a few short hours until deadline, New York Times obituary writers wrestle with how to elegantly and respectfully shape the story of a life. Step inside “the morgue” — a catacomb-like archive of meticulously ordered files and photographs that provide the raw material for a constant flow of high-profile obituaries. Meet the writers who toil at the juncture of past and present. While the job may seem morbid, they are ultimately reporting on life.

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