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    JANUARY 19, 2006
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‘Sandman’ author to speak


On Jan. 26 at 8 p.m., the Poets and Writers Series will bring Neil Gaiman, creator/writer of the monthly cult DC comics series Sandman and author of Anansi Boys, Neverwhere and Stardust to Mitten Hall. In 2004, Gaiman published a new graphic novel for Marvel called 1602, and 2005 saw the Sundance Film Festival premiere of MirrorMask, a Jim Henson Co. production written by Gaiman and directed by Gaiman’s longtime collaborator, Dave McKean. Gaiman’s work has won numerous awards such as the Hugo, Nebula, SFX, Bram Stoker, Locus and Will Eisner Comic Industry awards.

The series continues this semester with a number of readings, all in TUCC, room 222, at 8 p.m.:

• Feb. 9: Claudia Rankine
• March 23: Janet Desaulniers
• March 30: Joan Retallack
• April 20: Charles Bernstein

These author visits are sponsored by the creative writing program.

For more information, contact Sharon Logan at 215-204-1796 or creatwrt@temple.edu or visit www.temple.edu/creativewriting/events.

Experience Ben Franklin’s advice for aspiring entrepreneurs


In celebration of Benjamin Franklin’s 300th birthday, Blaine McCormick, nationally recognized scholar on the business practices of Benjamin Franklin; John Bogle, founder and former chairman of The Vanguard Group; and Ralph Archbold, the official Benjamin Franklin for America’s Constitutional Bicentennial, will present a program focusing on Ben Franklin as the first American entrepreneur.

This Fox School-sponsored event is the only Philadelphia-area location for this combined presentation of Franklin experts.

As Ben, Archbold will talk about Franklin’s business practices. Author and Franklin expert Blaine McCormick will help aspiring entrepreneurs figure out how to apply Franklin’s business wisdom, and entrepreneurship expert John Bogle will talk about how to apply entrepreneurship to the public good.

McCormick, who is associate dean for undergraduate programs at Baylor University, will base his presentation on his book Ben: America’s Original Entrepreneur (2005), which he characterizes as a “modern-language translation of Ben’s famous autobiography.”

John Bogle, a 1998 winner of The Fox School’s Musser Award for Excellence in Leadership and the chairman of the board of the National Constitution Center wrote the forward to McCormick’s book.

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 20, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

WHERE: Student Center Annex, room 200.

- Lisa Z. Meritz