On November 8th, The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric will host two former presidential speechwriters for events including Dartmouth Speech students and faculty. Don Baer, who wrote for President Clinton, and Peter Robinson, who wrote for President Reagan, will be leading Dartmouth Speech students in an informal workshop/discussion. The presidential speechwriters will then be guests of honor at a lunch reception with Institute for Writing and Rhetoric faculty, members of its Steering Committee, administrators, and former finalists of the Benjamin F. Barge and Class of 1866 speech contests.
Josh Compton, Senior Lecturer in Speech, expressed his excitement regarding the upcoming event: "The unique and influential rhetoric of presidential speechwriting reflects the challenges and power of writing, speaking, and writing for speaking. We hope to establish a regular series of former presidential speechwriters sharing their experiences and advice with Dartmouth students. We are very excited to launch such an effort with this joint appearance by Don Baer and Peter Robinson. I know we will learn a lot from them."
Last Updated: 10/25/12