New York Times best-selling author and Texan Shea Serrano is making a pit stop at the Forty Acres today.
The San Antonio native will visit two different UT journalism classes Thursday while in Austin, he announced on Twitter.
i'll be at two different journalism classes at @UTAustin on thursday 2.13 -- the first is this sports journalism class below https://t.co/bVjhTkc94e— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) February 7, 2020
Serrano‘s visit took place at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Center for Sports Communication & Media, located on the third floor of the Jesse H. Jones Communication Center (CMB).
According to Kevin Robbins, associate professor of practice at UT Austin, 16 students in his class, “Reporting Sports” received first-come, first-serve basis on seats. After that, all seats were open to students in the journalism school only.
Hey look! It’s San Antonio’s own @SheaSerrano chopping it up. Thanks for making this happen with @kdrobbins and our students. pic.twitter.com/F8U5dEZp8l— Sports Communication & Media (@UT_CSCM) February 13, 2020
having one of ur fav writers call you homie is pretty fuckin cool. thank you so much for coming and sharing your stories & hilarious insights @SheaSerrano 🤟🏼 pic.twitter.com/dNgl6Z8o0Z— jess (@jregsss) February 13, 2020
Serrano’s second visit on campus will be at 3 p.m. with Dr. Kirk Goldsberry’s graduate class “Sports Analytics.”
His latest book “Movies (And Other Things)” was released in October last year and debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times‘ bestseller list. In “Movies (And Other Things),” Serrano explores some of his favorite films including “Jurassic Park” and “Selena.”
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His second book “Basketball (And Other Things)” became a No. 1 New York Times bestseller and was even selected by former President Barack Obama as one of his favorite reads in 2017. Currently, he is a staff writer for The Ringer.