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It's damned hard to find decent, interesting writing jobs these days, as we all know. And it's even hard for recent graduates of prestigious Ivy League schools.

That's why two enterprising Brown undergrads are today holding a "Writing Beyond Brown" symposium on their Providence campus. The best way to learn about the "writing business," these organizers say, "is by hearing the stories of alums who found their way into the world of writing after Brown." And to that end they've corralled an impressive lineup: a Wall Street Journal columnist, the Mr. and Mrs. Smith screenwriter, a novelist, a Times stringer. But the panelist we'd be most interested in learning from is a recent grad who stuck around and made good at the local paper: "Just two years after graduating from Brown, Arthur Sulzberger '04 writes for the Providence Journal."

However did he get that great gig? If you're reading us on College Hill right now, and if you've got some time to spare, head on over to Petterutti Lounge for the symposium, which runs from 4 to 6 o'clock. We'd love to learn how someday we can get on the same career path as young Arthur Sulzberger.

(Really, we would love to know about, from someone up there. Anonymity will be protected, as always — unless you don't want it to be.)

The Write Stuff [Brown Daily Herald]