WRITING ABOUT ROCK & ROLL
Bob Guccione, Jr., James Greer, and Sheila Weller
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Time: 2:15 – 3:30 PM
Bob Guccione, Jr., creator and publisher of Spin Magazine, and musician and journalist, James Greer, will be joined by Sheila Weller, author of the bestseller Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon—And the Journey of a Generation, to share their experiences writing about rock & roll royalty.
Moderator, Bob Guccione, Jr., created and published Spin Magazine, the enormously successful music magazine that developed a reputation for award-winning investigative journalism. Subsequently he launched Gear, a critically acclaimed young men’s pop culture magazine and then acquired Discover magazine from Disney which covers science, technology, medicine, and the future. Bob has been a frequent lecturer at universities and media conferences and has been a guest on numerous television shows. Currently he is the founder and editor of Wonderlust, an on-line luxury and aspirational travel publication
James Greer is a journalist, musician, novelist, screenwriter, and critic. He was a senior editor and senior writer for Spin Magazine. He started the band DCTV, published two novels and a book of short fiction, and wrote or co-wrote several movies. His previous books include the novels Artificial Light and The Failure, and the story collection Everything Flows. As a screenwriter, he’s written or cowritten written several movies, including Max Keeble’s Big Move, Just My Luck, The Spy Next Door, and Unsane. He’s also played in a number of not-very-well known indie-rock bands.
He tends to move around a lot, so it wouldn’t be helpful to say where he lives, because he probably doesn’t anymore.
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Sheila Weller is the author of the best-seller Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon—And the Journey of a Generation as well as the acclaimed family memoir Dancing at Ciro’s: A Family’s Love, Loss, and Scandal on the Sunset Strip and The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour—And the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News. Her investigative, human interest and cultural history journalism has won multiple major magazine awards. She has written for Vanity Fair, Glamour, New York and numerous other magazines and newspapers.