Washington Post Columnist Alexandra Petri Bringing Award-Winning Humor and Satire to Bridgewater College

Alexandra Petri

Author and Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri will present an endowed lecture at Bridgewater College on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall on the College’s campus. Petri’s lecture will address creative writing, the role of humor and satire in journalism and the effects of A.I. on journalism. It is free and open to the public.

Petri joined The Washington Post as an intern in 2010 after graduating from Harvard College and became the youngest person to write a column for The Post. Best known for her witty and satirical reactions to current events, her satire has also appeared in McSweeney’sand The New Yorker’s Daily Shouts and Murmurs. She is the author of Alexandra Petri’s US History: Important American Documents (I Made Up) and Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why, a Thurber Prize finalist in 2022.

Based out of Washington, D.C., Petri was on Rolling Stone’s 2017 list of “The Funniest People Right Now” and Forbes “30 Under 30” in 2018. She received the National Press Club’s Angele Gingras Award for humor writing, is an O. Henry International pun-off champion and won a Shorty Award in 2016 for her parody Twitter account depicting Kylo Ren from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

For the endowed lecture, doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the event starting at 7:30 p.m. The format for the event is a traditional lecture with a Q&A. A livestream of the event will be available at bridgewater.edu/petri.

This endowed lecture is sponsored by the Harold H. Hersch Educational Fund.

Endowed Lecture: Alexandra Petri
When: Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Cole Hall, Bridgewater College
Notes: This event is free and open to the public. A livestream of the event is accessible at bridgewater.edu/petri.

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