Hardman Lecture Series
This lecture series presents in-depth discussions with some of the leading journalists of our time and is made possible through the generosity of the Hardman Family Endowment.
2016 Hardman Journalist-in-Residence
Keeping the Beat: A Life in Journalism
Free and Open to the Public
Seth Rogovoy is a writer, editor, award-winning critic, book author, cultural journalist, lecturer, teacher, radio commentator, cultural programmer, marketing consultant, record producer, theatrical producer, talent buyer’s agent, artist manager, and amateur photographer and musician.
Seth is the author of Bob Dylan: Prophet Mystic Poet (Scribner, 2009) a full-length analysis of Bob Dylan’s life and work, and The Essential Klezmer: A Music Lover’s Guide to Jewish Roots and Soul Music (Algonquin Books, 2000), the all-time bestselling guide to klezmer music.
Seth is editor and publisher of The Rogovoy Report – an online magazine of cultural and critical news and observations — and BerkshireDaily and HudsonValleyDaily — e-newsletters aggregating news, features, and commentary from around the corner and around the globe.
For over a quarter century, Seth’s work has appeared in the English-language national Jewish newsweekly, the Forward, to which Seth is a contributing editor. His cultural journalism has also appeared in dozens of other publications throughout the US, the UK, and Israel.
Seth is the programming consultant for the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass., where he curates the center’s annual YIDSTOCK: Festival of New Yiddish Music, which debuted in summer 2012 under his artistic direction.
Seth’s weekly cultural commentary can be heard on WAMC Northeast Public Radio Network on Midday Magazine on Fridays between 12:30 and 1 p.m.