‘Writing to keep Hollywood relevant’ the topic of King Chair Lecture March 1

Editor’s note: Story updated Feb. 14.

Writing to keep Hollywood relevant will be the focus of a lecture by Emmy Award-winning television writer and producer Adam Barr on March 1 at the University of Maine.

Barr, a Lewiston, Maine native, will give a talk, “Made for TV: Writing to Keep Hollywood Relevant,” as part of the Stephen E. King Chair Lecture Series. The free public lecture begins at 4:30 p.m. in Wells Conference Center, with a social beginning at 4 p.m. Snow date is March 4.

Barr studied American history and literature at Harvard University, and for nearly 30 years has written for a number of shows, including “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Suburgatory.”

He was a writer and producer for the first season of “Will & Grace” in 1999, earning an Emmy Award in 2000. He now serves as executive producer of the series revival while working on various other television pilots and screenplays.

More information about the King Chair Lecture Series is online. To request a reasonable accommodation, call 581.1226.