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Long-form journalist Jeff Maysh comes to MPC!

Almaden Room - Student Center

Jeff-Maysh-smallThe MPC Guest Authors Series is pleased to award-wining writer of "long-form journalism" to Monterey for this public reading, followed by a question & answer period and book signing. 

Journalist Jeff Maysh specializes in long-form narrative nonfiction -- meticulously researched and vividly written stories -- about scams, cons and criminals. Want to know about "The Pez Outlaw" who made millions in the black market for Pez candy dispensers? "The Bombshell Bandit" who had a run of successful bank robberies? The "Cheerleader Mom" who assumed her daughter's identity to join a high school cheer squad? Jeff's written about them all, for top magazines including The Atlantic, Smithsonian and Vanity Fair.

His most recent works are available as e-books from Amazon -- learn about one of history's most flamboyant con artists, "The Handsome Devil" who sold the Eiffel Tower to scrap metal dealers (twice!), and "The Spy With No Name," who posed as a woman's long-lost son to position himself for the theft of British and American military secrets.

Jeff will discuss his writing process and the stories he's written, read excerpts from his work, and answer audience questions about today's journalism and publishing at this Guest Authors Series event in the Almaden Room at the Student Center.


March 15, 2017. The event will begin at 6 o'clock.


Monterey Peninsula College, Almaden Room at the Student Center

Ticket Information:

  • Tickets are just $10 each and can be purchased at the event or in advance in the Humanities Division Office)
  • Ticket sales are by cash or check only.

Questions about this event should be directed to Henry Marchand at

Information about the Guest Authors Series, and video of past Series events, may be found on the Guest Authors page on the Creative Writing website

About the Series

As participants in The MPC Guest Authors Series, accomplished writers of poetry and prose come to our main campus in Monterey for public readings and discussions of writing and literature with MPC students.

Supported by The MPC Creative Writing ProgramEnglish Department, and Humanities Division, as well as The MPC Foundation and The Arts Council for Monterey County, the Series typically presents two Guest Authors each academic year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring semester.

Further enhancing the vibrant and inspiring Creative Writing environment at MPC, the Series offers extraordinary opportunity for those who pursue their own writing interest by way of our multi-genre Creative Writing curriculum to meet with and learn from diverse literary artists of consummate skill.

*To ensure that you receive notice of upcoming author events, please send your email address to Series Director Henry Marchand of the Creative Writing Program at: or subscribe for notifications here



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