Critics on Criticism at Wellesley College Today

At a time when anyone can write a review, what does it mean to be a professional critic? Panel includes: Claudia La Rocco (New York Times), Sebastian Smee (Boston Globe) and James Wallenstein.

At a time when anyone can write a review on Amazon or express his or her opinion in a variety of public venues, what does it mean to be a professional critic? How do critics form their opinions? What makes a good review?

Visit the Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College this afternoon, Tuesday, October 23, at 4:30 PM for "Everybody's a Critic" a panel discussion featuring Claudia La Rocco, who writes about performance for the New York Times, Sebastian Smee, the art critic for the Boston Globe and winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, and James Wallenstein who's work has appeared in GQ, The Believer, the Antioch Review, The Boston Review, and the Hudson Review.

Smee and Wallenstein are both visiting professors at Wellesley College this year. Sebastian Smee is the Wellesley College English Department's 2012 Robert Garis Fellow in Non-fiction Writing and James Wallenstein is Wellesley's Newhouse Visiting Professor of Creative Writing. 

The Newhouse Center generates an exciting and diverse array of programming and performances for the benefit of the community at large. Programs are free and open to the public, parking on campus is also free.

To receive news about events and programs at the Newhouse, please email nch@wellesley.edu to be added to the Center's mailing list.

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