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SMU’s Tate Lecture Series Presents Master Storyteller M.K. Asante

WHO

M.K. Asante, award-winning author, filmmaker and professor, will be the featured speaker at the SMU Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series presented by Jones Day, Billingsley, Miller and Rich. Asante received numerous awards for his writing and will have his fourth book, Buck, published later this year. Asante has also been recognized for his film work, most recently directing and co-writing The Black Candle with Maya Angelou. Asante is a tenured professor of creative writing and film at Morgan State University.

  

 

 

WHEN:

February 26, 2013

STUDENT FORUM:

TIME: 4:30 p.m.

The Tate Lecture Series Student Forum is a question-and-answer session with the Tate speakers for area high school students, SMU students, faculty and staff. It will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballroom, 3140 Dyer St. (west of Airline Road) on the SMU campus. 

MEDIA GUIDELINES:

No audio or video taping of the Student Forum is allowed. Only still photography using available light will be permitted during the first five minutes of the forum and only from assigned areas. No flash photography. Media interested in covering the Student Forum may park in the visitor lot in front of Patterson Hall to the east of the student center on Dyer Street. The student forum cannot be aired in its entirety without permission.

EVENING LECTURE:

TIME: 8 p.m.

The Jones Day/Billingsley/Miller Rich Lecture of the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series featuring M.K. Asante will be held in McFarlin Auditorium, 6405 Boaz Lane on the SMU campus.

 

Media wishing to cover the evening lecture should contact SMU’s Office of News and Communications at (214) 768-7650 by noon on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

 

MEDIA GUIDELINES:

Only still photography using available light will be permitted during the first five minutes of the evening lecture and only from assigned areas. No flash photography. No audio or video taping of the lecture in its entirety is allowed.