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Stephen Fried

Stephen Fried is an award-winning investigative journalist, personal essayist, and adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.  He is author of five books: Thing of Beauty: The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia (1993); Bitter Pills: Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs (1998), The New Rabbi (2002), the essay collection Husbandry (2007), and Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West--One Meal at a Time (2010). He began his career at Philadelphia magazine (where he was a long-time senior writer and, later, editor-in-chief) and has been a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Glamour, a monthly columnist at GQ and Ladies’ Home Journal and a regular contributor to The Washington Post Magazine, Rolling Stone and Parade. He has won two National Magazine Awards and has been a finalist for two others; he has also won the National SDX/SPJ Award for Magazine Reporting, the National Headliner Award for Outstanding Feature Writing, the Vidocq Society Medal of Honor and five Clarion Awards. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and has been teaching magazine writing at Columbia since 2003.

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April 2017

Currently on tour!
Encountering Southern Culture: A Journey to Oxford and Memphis
Thursday, April 6 - Sunday, April 9, 2017
 

Getting Götterdämmerung
Apri 6 and 13, Private Homes
April 19, Dress Rehearsal, Wortham Theater

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May 2017
Storms, Passion, and Power: The Tempest

Four Tuesdays: May 2, 9, 16 and 23
Private Home, Houston Ballet Center for Dance, and the Brown Theater, Wortham Center

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Report Card: The First 100 Days
Monday, May 15, 6:00-7:30 P.M.
Covenant Church, 4949 Caroline, 77004

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Save the Date for the Fall 2017 Study Tour!

House Party in Newport
Thursday, October 26 - Monday, October 30, 2017
Details to be announced in the Spring 2017 Brochure

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