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18

Jan
2013

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A new spring for public intellectuals

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For Spring semester 2013, Damon returns to teach writing for public intellectuals in the program he initiated last year for PhD students in History and Culture at Drew University’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies.

From the Caspersen School’s course catalog:

HC 806 001 Writing as a Public Intellectual
Prof. Damon DiMarco

A distinguishing component of a doctorate in history and culture is public engagement. This writing workshop Read more…

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12

Jun
2012

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Bound for Indonesia

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In the United States, everyone talks about going green, but in other places around the world, sites exist where green is a fantasy. First you have to deal with the ‘brown’ problem. You have to deal with the dirty, filthy trouble that kills several million people a year, and which — if left unmitigated — will only worsen as years go on.

Did You Know?

In the Zambian Copperbelt, a plot of land the size of two hundred football fields stretches beside the town of Kabwe (population 200,000). Nearly every inch of the plot is lead by-product from Read more…

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09

Mar
2012

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Damon joins the faculty of Sentences 4: A Conference on Prose

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Hosted by The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies Arts and Letters Program at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.

SENTENCES 4 is open to current CSGS Students, Alums and Friends, and other Post-Baccalaureate Writers.

July 30 – August 4 2012

Program coordinator: Prof. Robert Ready

For more information, please visit: http://depts.drew.edu/grad/summer12/

This year’s exciting faculty slate includes:

Damon DiMarco (CLA; creative non-fiction) is the author of several books including Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11, featuring a foreword by Tom Kean, Chairman of the Independent 9/11 Commission; The Actor’s Art & Craft with William Esper, featuring a foreword by Pulitzer Prize winner, David Mamet; My Two Chinas: Read more…

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23

Feb
2012

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Damon teaches writing at Drew University’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies

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Damon has started teaching a course on writing to PhD students in History and Culture at Drew University’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies.

From the Caspersen School’s course offerings, Spring semester 2012:

HC 806 001 Writing as a Public Intellectual
Prof. Damon DiMarco

A distinguishing component of a doctorate in history and culture is public engagement. This writing workshop introduces advanced Ph.D. students to the practice of writing for the larger public, that is, for intellectually and culturally engaged readers of non-academic print and online media.  The goal of the workshop is for each student to learn how to modulate the discursive practices of academic writing into the substantial but accessible writing of a genuinely public intellectual.

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08

Sep
2011

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MSNBC Today calls “Tower Stories” a “Must-read”

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On 9/8/11, Alex Smith and Rick Schindler compiled a list of “Five must-read books about 9/11 and its legacy.”

I’m proud to say that my book, Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11 was the first book cited. Mr. Smith and Mr. Schindler write:

Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11
By Damon DiMarco
(Santa Monica Press)

“Arguably the most successful attempt at capturing the enormity of the events of 9/11, Damon DiMarco’s sprawling oral history runs a wide gamut of testimony from survivors, responders, witnesses and people whose lives were forever altered by the attacks. The human stories are presented with a raw Read more…

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07

Sep
2011

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Radio schedule finalized for 9/9/11

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Damon and a guest who survived the destruction of the North Tower at the World Trade Center will join Premiere Radio Networks for a national radio tour scheduled for Friday morning, 9/9/11. Time slots are as follows:
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05

Sep
2011

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Watch for Damon’s guest blog for Friendgrief.com on 9/11

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Friendgrief.com is a website devoted to the exploration of grief, the grieving process, and the healing we hope takes place after losing a loved one. Author and website founder, Victoria Noe, asked Damon to write a guest blog which (he is honored to say) will appear this 9/11/11 as part of Victoria’s excellent series of blog coverage for the 10th anniversary of September 11th.

Victoria’s blog schedule includes:

9/7 – Preserving Stories

9/8 – Tourism and Souvenirs, 9/11-style

9/9 – The Guys Read more…

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04

Sep
2011

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“Tower Stories” nationwide radio tour scheduled for 9/9

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Damon and a guest who survived the destruction of the North Tower at the World Trade Center will be the guests of Premiere Radio Networks on Friday morning, 9/9/11. Time slots are still being plotted as more markets come on board. Currently, the stations enrolled include:

WLUP RADIO
Chicago, IL

WLRW RADIO
Champaign, IL

WRIF RADIO
Detroit, MI

WBBB RADIO
Raleigh, NC

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22

Aug
2011

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Odyssey Networks debuts “Tower Stories” video on their Call on Faith smart phone app

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Odyssey Networks is the nation’s largest multi-faith coalition dedicated to promoting tolerance, peace and social justice through the production and distribution of media. Odyssey’s membership includes over 60 faith groups and organizations. A list of member faith groups and organizations is available on their website’s member section.

Damon was interviewed as part of the Network’s new mobile smartphone Read more…

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20

Aug
2011

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Enter to win a copy of “Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11,” sponsored by Goodreads.com

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I’m pleased to announce that, from now until August 26, you can click on the badge below to win a copy of my book, “Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11.”

Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11” features a foreword by Tom Kean, Chairman of the independent 9/11 Commission. 

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