Skip Hollandsworth, award-winning Texas Monthly writer and author, will be the guest for the first Press Club of Dallas Student Press Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. at Dallas County Community College District’s Brookhaven College.
Eight area journalism students, representing Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, the University of North Texas, DCCCD’s Brookhaven and North Lake campuses, and Frisco ISD high schools, will ask Hollandsworth questions about his writing, his life in journalism and other topics concerning his career.
Hollandsworth received the National Magazine Award for feature writing in 2010 for his story “Still Life.” In 2011 he co-wrote with Richard Linklater the movie “Bernie,” starring Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine, and based on his 1998 Texas Monthly story, “Midnight in the Garden of East Texas.” Hollandsworth published his first book, “The Midnight Assassin, ”in 2016. A TCU graduate, he began his career with the Dallas Times Herald as a sports reporter before joining Texas Monthly in 1989.
Chris Kelley, a 27-year veteran of the Dallas Morning News who more recently founded the media relations firm Kelley Group, will moderate the program.
“The Press Club of Dallas wants to go to the roots of journalism — the colleges and classrooms,” says club president Paul Wahlstrom. “We want to help the students. They are the future of journalism.”
The public is invited to attend. There is no admission charge. The student press conference will take place in Brookhaven’s K building, room K234, on the northwest side of the campus, 3939 Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch, 75244. Free parking is available in the nearby P6 lot.