Meet Grant Barrett!
How to Communicate Better - By Thinking Like A Dictionary Editor
Grant Barrett, a radio host of A Way With Words, will present us with a talk on lexicography that can help you think more clearly about what you're writing and saying. His talk entitled "How to Communicate Better --- By Thinking Like A Dictionary Editor!" will help both students and adults to be more effective communicators in school and at work. Join us for light appetizers before the talk.
Grant will also be available for book sales and book signings during the event. His most recent book is Perfect English Grammar: The Indispensable Guide to Excellent Writing and Speaking.
Grant Barrett is radio host, public speaker, lexicographer and journalist. He is co-host of the language-related public radio show A Way with Words, independently produced in and distributed from San Diego and broadcast each week to hundreds of thousands of listeners in the United States, Canada, and around the world. He is also an American lexicographer and dictionary editor specializing in slang and new words. He compiled and edited the Official Dictionary of Unofficial English (2006, McGraw-Hill) and the Oxford Dictionary of American Political Slang (2004, Oxford University Press), and is creator of the prize-winning online Double-Tongued Dictionary. Grant’s most recent book, published in April 2016, is Perfect English Grammar: The Indispensable Guide to Excellent Writing and Speaking. Grant serves on the board of the nonprofit Wayword, Inc., which produces and distributes A Way with Words. Grant holds a degree in French from Columbia University and has studied at the Université Paris Diderot.
This event is sponsored by the Harvard, Columbia, Brown University Clubs of San Diego; Ivy-Plus Alumni are invited. Please email Amy Sewick if you have any questions about this event.
Location: La Jolla Country Day School, 9490 Genesee Ave, La Jolla
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10 for dues-paying alumni members of Harvard, Columbia, and Brown Clubs; $15 for non-dues-paying alumni of Harvard/Columbia/Brown clubs and other IvyPlus alumni; Free for LJCDS community. Appetizers and beverages are included.