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Lauren Smart

Storytellers Without Borders
Lauren Smart is a journalist and critic. She is a professor of practice at Southern Methodist University and the faculty adviser to the SMU Daily Campus. Her work has appeared in The Dallas Morning News, Arts + Culture Texas, CultureMap Dallas, Where Traveler, Cowboys & Indians, and American Theatre magazine, among others. Smart recently worked as the arts and culture editor for the Dallas Observer newspaper. She developed and manages Storytellers Without Borders, a Dallas Public Library initiative that transforms high school students into community journalists using 21st century library resources. The initiative is funded by the Knight Foundation in collaboration with The Dallas Morning News. Smart has published poetry in several literary journals. She holds a master’s in arts journalism from Syracuse University and bachelor’s degrees in journalism and English from Southern Methodist University.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, April 3
 

4:00pm