Ben Speggen, B.A. / M.A. Managing Editor,
The Erie Reader Newspaper, Erie Pennsylvania

Our March 2015 Meeting:
This month’s meeting has been moved from the Erie Yacht Club to the Erie Maennerchor Club, 1607 State St, Erie, PA 16501. Enter the club parking lot from the South side of East 16th Street, between State and French Streets.

Our Dinner Menu:
Dinner Menu: We will have a Buffet with choice of Seasoned Roast Chicken, Sliced Oven Roasted Pork with Baked Apples and a light gravy on the side, Au Gratin Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad, and Warm Rolls. Our dessert will be on the Buffet, along with the usual Coffee and Tea Service…

Our Guest Speaker:
Ben Speggen, B.A. / M.A., Managing Editor, The Erie Reader Newspaper, Erie Pennsylvania

His topic will be "The Evolution of the News: The Birth and Growth of the Erie Reader"

For reservations; please E-Mail the Torch Club Secretary.

"The Evolution of the News: The Birth and Growth of the Erie Reader"

Our presenter for this evening is Ben Speggen, a graduate of Gannon University in 2007 with a BA and 2009 with his MA in English Language and Literature/Letters.

Ben Speggen eats, sleeps, and breathes stories. From editing, writing, and researching at Erie Reader, where he serves as the publication's managing editor, to teaching writing and literature as an adjunct lecturer at Gannon and Mercyhurst Universities.

Ben Speggen is constantly working with words, observing how they shape and make meaning in order to reveal the world around us through the art of storytelling.

Working in media and being a social creature, Speggen is continually fascinated by the world of social media. And since others often seem interested in it, too, he shares his notions through the city and beyond, serving as a guest lecturer to various organizations looking to tap into the evolving ways in which we tell our stories.

Ben also hosts the community affairs-based program Weekend All Things Erie on WQLN, which airs Saturday mornings at 7 and is available online.

Please join us on March 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm, regardless of weather, for our pre-dinner cocktail and chat time and remember to bring your friends and acquaintances. Reservations are required.

Please remember to make your reservation.

For additional information about the Erie Reader and Ben Speggen.

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