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June 8, 2014 - San Mateo Fair Writers Series, San Mateo, CA


Scott will be a guest speaker on June 8 at 3 p.m. at the San Mateo Fair's Writers Series. Appearing on the Gallieria Stage, he'll discuss "Shadow People," crime, methamphetamine, heroin and the role of Literary Journalism in the public sphere. The presentation is free with admission into the county fair.

 

June 1, 2013 - Scott directs Literary Journalism workshop at American River College's Summer Words Festival, Sacramento CA.

Scott returns as a guest speakers for American River College's second annual Summer Words Festival. The event runs from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2. Headline speakers are PEN/Faulkner award-winning novelist T.C. Boyle and critically acclaimed writer Anthony Swofford. On Saturday at 11: 30 p.m., Scott will teach a workshop entitled, "Reality with a Pulse: Literary Journalism and Audacious Creative Nonfiction." This class is open to writers of all levels. For a full three-day schedule of events at Summer Words, click here.

January 31, 2013 - Stockton Meth & Crime Townhall, CA

Scott will be a speaker at the Stockton Meth & Crime Townhall meeting, held Thursday, Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the San Joaquin County Behavioral Heath Services building, conference rooms A & B. Scott will discuss the impact of methamphetamine addiction and meth-driven crime on San Joaquin County, as well as Stockton's regional connection to the Mexican meth pipeline. He'll also answer questions about the 18 months he spent as an embedded reporter with northern California law enforcement agencies. Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva will also be a guest speaker at the event. The San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services building is located at 1212 N. California Street, Stockton, CA.

Sept. 29, 2012 — Stanislaus County book launch for Shadow People 

Scott will be at the Oakdale Public Library Saturday, Sept. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. to talk about the relationship between methamphetamine addiction and crime in northern California, as well as drug trafficking trends that connect Stanislaus County to the meth pipeline in Mexico. He’ll also sign copies of Shadow People. Former methamphetamine cook Matthew Learned will be on-hand to talk to the crowd and engage in a question-and-answer session. The Oakdale Public Library is at 151 South First Avenue.  

July 1, 2012 - Shadow People book launch for San Joaquin County, CA

Scott will at the Lodi Public Library on July 1 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. to sign copies of Shadow People. He’ll also speak to the crowd about the relationship between meth addiction and spiking crime rates, as well as answer questions about his time as an embedded reporter with law enforcement and drug trafficking trends connecting San Joaquin County to California’s meth pipeline from Mexico. Shadow People will be for sale at the event. The Lodi Public Library is located at 201 W. Locust Street.

June 2, 2012 - Scott discusses Shadow People at American River College’s Summer Words festival, Sacramento, CA


Scott will be a guest speaker at American River College’s literature and writing colloquium, Summer Words, on June 2 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the intersection between Shadow People and Literary Journalism. American River College describes the event by noting, “Creative nonfiction begins from the premise that life can speak for itself if we can only find the structures to contain it and the words to celebrate.  Join moderator Lois Ann Abraham, writer and poet Traci Gourdine, and special guest investigative reporter Scott Thomas Anderson for a reading and discussion.” The three-day Summer Words festival will be held on the campus at Raef Hall, Davies Hall and the college theater. Shadow People will be on sale at the event. For more information, call the American River College box office at 916-484-8234.

April 21, 2012 - Shadow People book launch for El Dorado County, CA

Scott will be at The Placerville News Company on Main Street, Placerville from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to sign copies of Shadow People. He'll also talk about several meth-related cases that he witnessed as an embedded reporter with the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office which did not make it into Shadow People, followed by a Q & A session with the public. The Placerville News Company is located at 409 Main Street, across from Centro.

April 14, 2012- Shadow People book launch for Tuolumne County, CA

Scott will be at Sonora Joe's in the historic district of Sonora from
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to sign copies of Shadow People. He'll also speak to the crowd about the connection between rural poverty and meth
addiction, as well as answer questions from the public about his time as an embedded reporter with enforcement and drug trafficking trends connecting Tuolumne County to the Central Valley. Shadow People will be for sale at the event. Sonora Joe's is located at 140 South Washington Street.

March 24, 2012 - Shadow People book launch for Calaveras County, CA.

Scott will be at the Center for Creativity and Community from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to sign copies of Shadow People. He'll also share meth-related crime stories from Calaveras County that didn't make it into the book. The event will close with Scott taking questions from the public about his time as an embedded reporter with Gold Country law enforcement. Shadow People will be for sale at the event by the Calaveras County Arts Council. The Center for Creativity and Community is located at 23 West Charles Street, a section of Highway 49, in San Andreas.


March 24, 2012 - Wolfe at the Door: a workshop on Literary Journalism

Scott will be the featured speaker for “Wolfe at the Door,” a writers’ workshop teaching the concepts and techniques of Literary Journalism. The event starts with an overview of how Literary Journalism was pioneered in the 1960s by reporters like Tom Wolfe, Truman Capote and Hunter S. Thompson. Attendees will learn about the genre’s ups and downs in the 1970s, and its storming resurgence in the late 1980s with writers like Jon Franklin, David Simon and Jon Krakauer. Writers will be encouraged to try their hand at Literary Journalism and apply facets of it to their own creative non-fiction projects during a hands-on session. Scott will also offer advice on pitching creative non-fiction and Literary Journalism to newspapers and magazine editors. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuition is $75, and includes refreshments, lunch, a copy of Scott's book, Shadow People as well as a copy of Wild Edges by Manzanita Writers Press. This event will be held at the Calaveras County Arts Council Gallery on 22 Main Street, San Andreas, CA. Make reservations by mailing a $75 check to Manzanita Writers Press, CCAC, PO Box 632, San Andreas, CA 95249 – Attention: Anderson Workshop. Deadline for early reservation: March 1, 2012. Tuition after this date is $85.

February 24, 2012 - Meth Awareness Night & Shadow People book launch for Amador County, CA.

Clark's Corner in Ione will host a public awareness night around methamphetamine abuse in the California Gold Country, as well as launch event for Scott's new book, Shadow People: How Meth-Driven Crime is Eating at the Heart of Rural America. This book is a work of journalism that resulted from Scott spending more than 18 months as an embedded reporter with rural county law enforcement agencies and traveling to small towns across the United States. Scott, along with Amador County Sheriff Martin Ryan, Calaveras County Sheriff's detective Josh Crabtree and former meth cook, Matthew Learned, will speak about the impacts of meth addiction and meth-inspired violence in the California foothills. Shadow People will be for sale at the event, and Operation Care and Friday Night Live will have information about victims' advocacy and youth prevention initiatives. Meet and greet and book-signing runs from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Speakers from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clark's Corner is located at 12 Main Street, Ione, CA.

October 9, 2011 - KVGC Radio Interview: Guest interview on Manzanita Voices

Scott will be a guest on KVGC’s radio show, Manzanita Voices, hosted by Linda Field. The two will discuss Scott’s forthcoming book, Shadow People: How Meth-Driven Crime is Eating at the Heart of Rural America.  The show airs on October 9th at 9 a.mGold Country residents can list on KVGC AM Radio 1340, and national audiences can also listen at 9 a.m. by visiting the website: www.kvgcradio.com

June 4, 2011 - Clark's Corner Reading

Scott will be a special guest at A Midsummer Night's Read, held Saturday evening between 6 and 9 p.m. at Clark's Corner in Ione. Scott will be the featured journalist of the night. A Midsummer Night's Read is put on by the A.F.W.C.G. and promotes the literary heritage of the Central Gold Country

November 13, 2010 - Writers Unlimited Conference

Scott will be a guest speaker at the Writers Unlimited conference at the historic Murphys Hotel in Murphys, California. The panel discussion begins at 12:45 p.m. and will also include Mike Taylor and other magazine contributors. 

August 2009 - Interview with Scott on Ireland's Radio 1

Listen to Scott's interview about the death of an Irish citizen on Ireland's Radio 1 - Drivetime, RTE.

June 5, 2009 -Interview on the Travel Channel

Zach Baggins interviews Scott regarding the unsolved murder of Anna Corbin in 1950 at Preston Castle. Check it out -- it should be a great show!