Former Atlantic Monthly Editor To Speak At Umass Dartmouth

DARTMOUTH, MA. - Journalist Robert Manning, former editor of The Atlantic Monthly, will speak about his long and interesting career at the UMass Dartmouth Library on Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m. The free event will be held in the librarys first floor Browsing Area and is open to the public. Parking is available in lot 13.

DARTMOUTH, MA. - Journalist Robert Manning, former editor of The Atlantic Monthly, will speak about his long and interesting career at the UMass Dartmouth Library on Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m. The free event will be held in the library’s first floor Browsing Area and is open to the public. Parking is available in lot 13. 

The program is sponsored by the UMass Dartmouth Library Associates, which will conduct a brief annual business meeting before Manning’s remarks. 

Manning began his newspaper career as a copy boy for the Binghamton (NY) Press. Following various reporting assignments during World War II, he became a Washington-based reporter and bureau chief for the United Press, and was named London bureau chief for Time, Life, Sports Illustrated and Fortune magazines. After serving as an assistant secretary of state for public affairs during the Kennedy administration, Manning served as editor of The Atlantic Monthly from 1966 until 1980. He was editor-in-chief of the 25-volume illustrated book The American Experience in Vietnam (1988) and wrote The Swamproot Chronicle: Adventures in the Word Trade (1992), an account of his journalistic odyssey and the many political and literary figures he met along the way. 

The University Library is fully accessible, and the Browsing area has transmitter equipment available for those with hearing impairments. For more information about the equipment please call 508-999-8750. The Library Associates will host a dinner with Manning prior to the speaking program. Information about the cost and location of the dinner or about the speaking program are available at 508-999-8335. 


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