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Simpson’s writer comes to Edmonton

April 7, 2010

Joel Cohen, Writer and Co-Executive Producer on The Simpsons will be in Edmonton to deliver a hilarious and provocative talk on “Lessons in Creativity and Innovation from The Simpsons.”

Joel found success the corporate world only to give that all up to move into comedy writing. Luckily for him, it all worked out. He became a writer for the Simpsons,  the longest running show on television to date. He even went on to win an Emmy for his work on the show.

His talk will include anecdotes and clips as he takes the audience on a journey into the fabled writers’ room. Cohen will draw links between maintaining a hit show and running a successful company. The talk will also feature questions and answers to questions essential to the success of any industry.

If you are thinking “what kind of advice could a big hot shot writer in Hollywood give to someone trying to make it in Edmonton”? What people may know is that Joel once considered Calgary his hometown. He even graduated from the University of Alberta.

This lecture is part of the Edmonton Speaker Series. Joel Cohen: “Lessons on Creativity and Innovation from The Simpsons” will take place on:

April 8, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

Muttart Hall,  Alberta College

10050 MacDonald Drive

Admission is $30 and includes a reception after the presentation. Tickets are available at TIX on the Square.

Just goes to show you it is possible for a  person to completely change his or her career path at any time and find success.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 8, 2010 1:12 am

    I received an email from Joyce from the Professional Writing, and she said that students can get free admission with their student ID at the door, depending on availability.

    • April 8, 2010 4:28 am

      Thanks. That is great to know. If you get a confirmation, let me know.

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