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Counterculture Writer and Lawrence Native to Discuss 1960s


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MONDAY - OCT. 20, 2003

7 P.M.


WHAT:  California Author Ray Mungo - a Lawrence native - next week will return to Massachusetts for a talk, "Famous Long Ago:  Eyewitness on the Sixties" at UMass Lowell.  Mungo will describe his personal experiences during the era when "student power" and the underground press helped end an unpopular war and unseat a president.

WHERE:     O'Leary Library, Room 222

UMass Lowell South, 61 Wilder St.

WHY :   Mungo, who in the 1960s was editor of the Boston University News and co-founded the Liberation News Service in Washington, D.C., wrote "Famous Long Ago," an underground classic which is being made into a film.  Mungo's Atlantic Monthly article, "Total Loss Farm," about a year in a Vermont commune, earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination.  Mungo has since written books, newspaper columns and magazine articles about the publishing industry, real estate, movie stars and other subjects.

          Mungo will be joined at the talk by Poet Veronica Porche, fellow '60s activist, and Jeff Levy-Hinte, who is producing the "Famous Long Ago" film.

          The event, which is sponsored by the UMass Lowell library, is part of the Parker Lectures Series, run in cooperation with the University and other partners.  It is free and open to the public.

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