David Simon, creator of ‘The Wire,’ to speak on March 9

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David Simon, award-winning journalist and creator of “The Wire,” among other projects, will speak at the law school on March 9. (Photo by Paul Schiraldi)

David Simon, the award-winning creator of The Wire and an acclaimed journalist and commentator, will deliver a talk, “Simon Says: An Intimate Discussion with David Simon, Former Baltimore Sun Reporter and Creator of The Wire,” on Wednesday, March 9, in the moot courtroom of the University of Baltimore School of Law’s John and Frances Angelos Law Center (1401 N. Charles St., Baltimore 21201). He will be a guest of the law school’s Student Bar Association.

Simon’s talk begins at 5:30 p.m. Though the event is free and open to the public, an online RSVP is required for all attendees. Click here to RSVP.

Simon is a Baltimore-based journalist, author and television producer. Born in Washington, D.C., he came to Baltimore in 1983 to work as a crime reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He also produced two works of narrative nonfiction, Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets and The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood. The former was the basis for an NBC drama series; the latter became an Emmy Award-winning HBO miniseries.

Click here to read a press release about the event.

Click here to read Simon’s blog, “The Audacity of Despair: Collected prose, links and occasional venting from David Simon.”

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