Jim Schutze to speak in Retired Faculty Association lecture

Jim SchutzeAuthor and Dallas Observer columnist Jim Schutze will share his views on everything from City Hall to the Trinity River toll road with the Retired Faculty Association Oct. 13. “Inside Dallas: A Muckraker’s Paradise” begins at 4 p.m. in Smith Auditorium, Meadows Museum.

A former Dallas bureau chief for the Houston Chronicle, Schutze is familiar to Dallasites for his Observer work focusing on city politics. His reporting has earned three Unity Awards, a national prize for journalism on racial issues.

Schutze is also the author of several nonfiction books on true murder cases; two have been finalists for the Edgar Allan Poe Award presented by the Mystery Writers of America. His 1998 work, Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge, in 2001 became a major motion picture directed by Larry Clark.

The afternoon begins with a wine and cheese reception from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Meadows Museum’s Jones Great Hall. The event is sponsored by the SMU Retired Faculty Association, with the support of the Provost’s Office.

For more information, contact Darwin Payne, Retired Faculty Association president.