The speech I plan to cover is from creator of "The Wire," David Simon. He plans to speak at Goucher College on September 24 at 8:00 p.m. *Picture from Goucher.edu*
As far as advance information there was not much to be found on the actual speech. The website to the event gave a general background on his life and his passions. In the article it talks about his current project, about "musicians in post-Katrina New Orleans." Also I was able to find many of his articles and blogs written about him and by him from the New Republic magazine online.
Who: Kristen Keener (email@example.com) who is the media director at Goucher was kind enough to give me some information on his speech via email. Luckily for me a lot the my background information was already done, I have been an avid fan of 'The Wire' for a long time. Also his articles and interviews that have been done. One interview can be found on HBO.com. *Picture from HBO.com*
-Why are you so drawn to the Baltimore area, in your writing and producing?
-Do you wish to change the way things are done and have been done through your writing?
-What draws you to a particular topic?
-What do you want your audience to get from your final product?
-How did you first start researching for "The Wire."
(more questions will be formed but these are the ones burning in me now.)
I will look for others reactions to what he has to say. Through their body language you can pick up what is particularly interesting. I would love to know how he manages to keep such a sense of reality in his work, how he brings certain issues to the table through entertainment. I will also be looking for "why people are there." What drove them to come, what they want to know about him.