Guest Speaker Arthur Bradford

Arthur Bradford short story author and a director. He has had one book of short stories published, Dogwalker (Knopf ISBN 0-375-72669-1).[1] He has won an O. Henry Award and has had his stories published in Esquire, McSweeneys, Zoetrope, Dazed & Confused, Tin House, and BOMB. He was a contributor to the McSweeney’s publication The Future Dictionary of America. He was a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford University and a James Michener Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.

He was also the director of How’s Your News?, a documentary wherein disabled and handicapped adults interview unsuspecting passersby in a cross-country road trip. The film was broadcast on HBO, PBS, and British channel, Channel 4. The concept was expanded and developed into a series for MTV and broadcast throughout 2009. Bradford served as executive producer and director. Arthur and a “How’s Your News” reporter were interviewed on the popular BBC podcast Ouch! He was also featured on NPR’s This American Life in the “Special Ed” episode.

Since 2006, he has served as director of “Camp Jabberwocky“, one of the longest running residential camps for adults with disabilities in the United States.

Bradford is also the director of 6 Days to Air, a documentary that depicts the making of an episode of South Park, which premiered on Comedy Central on October 9, 2011.

He will be giving an intimate talk about his writing process at the IPRC. Free and open to the public