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Watch Beth Macy discuss “Reporting From the Margins”

— by on November 10th, 2016

Beth Macy, award-winning journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller “Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local — and Helped Save an American Town,” spoke at Washington and Lee University on Nov. 9.

Journalist and author Beth MacyJournalist and author Beth Macy

Macy, whose new novel, “Truevine,” is already earning positive reviews, discussed her time as a reporter for The Roanoke Times and how those experiences segued into work on her books. Macy spent much of her time as a newspaper reporter seeking and telling stories about minorities, refugees and other marginalized members of American society.

Macy’s talk was made possible by the Fishback Visiting Writer program, which is funded by Sara and William H. Fishback Jr. ’56

Washington and Lee University’s Office of Communications live-streamed Macy’s talk, and it is still available for viewing. To watch the talk, click here.