Guest Speaker: Arthur Bradford
Arthur Bradford short story author and a director. He has had one book of short stories published, Dogwalker (Knopf ISBN 0-375-72669-1). He has won an O. Henry Award and has had his stories published in <em>Esquire, McSweeneys, Zoetrope, Dazed & Confused, Tin House, and <em>BOMB. He was a contributor to the McSweeney's publication <em>The Future Dictionary of America. He was a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford University and a James Michener Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.
He was also the director of<em> How's Your News?, a documentary wherein disabled and handicapped adults interview unsuspecting passersby in a cross-country road trip. The film was broadcast on HBO, PBS, and British channel, Channel 4. The concept was expanded and developed into a series for MTV and broadcast throughout 2009. Bradford served as executive producer and director. Arthur and a <em>"How's Your News" reporter were interviewed on the popular BBC podcast Ouch! He was also featured on NPR's This American Life in the <em>"Special Ed" episode.
Since 2006, he has served as director of "<em>Camp Jabberwocky", one of the longest running residential camps for adults with disabilities in the United States.
Bradford is also the director of <em>6 Days to Air, a documentary that depicts the making of an episode of South Park, which premiered on Comedy Central on October 9, 2011.
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