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The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. It is intended to provide space for announcements from Institution-related organizations. If a meeting or activity is featured that day in a story, it should not be repeated in the Briefly column. Submit information to Cloey Olkowski, editorial office manager, at daily@chq.org. Please provide the name of the organization, time and place of virtual event, and one contact person’s name with phone number. Deadline is 5 p.m. EDT three days before publication.

Chautauqua Theater Company Brown Bag

At 12:15 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 21, on the CHQ Assembly Virtual Porch, Chautauqua Theater Company hosts a Brown Bag Lecture on the second New Play Workshop of the season, Tomorrow Will Be Sunday (working title), by playwright Heather Raffo, directed by Jenny Koons. The New Play Workshops are funded by the Roe Green Foundation.

Piano Program Master Class

At 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 21, on the CHQ Assembly Virtual Porch, award-winning pianist and School of Music faculty member Boris Slutsky leads a master class.

Literary Arts Contests

Writers of all ages are invited to submit their poetry or prose by Sunday, Aug. 2, to the writing contests sponsored by Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center (formerly Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends.) Prizes are awarded in the adult, young adult, and youth categories. For more information and submission instructions, please go to www.chq.org/fcwc.  Please direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com

Authors’ Hour

Chautauqua authors will read from their work 12:15 p.m. EDT every Thursday on Zoom during Weeks One through Nine. Find more information at www.chq.org/fcwc. Direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com. Week Four’s authors are  Carol Jennings (poetry), author of The Dead Spirits at the Piano, and Fred Zirm (poetry), author of Object Lessons, Stages of Development.

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

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The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. It is intended to provide space for announcements from Institution-related organizations. If a meeting or activity is featured that day in a story, it should not be repeated in the Briefly column. Submit information to Cloey Olkowski, editorial office manager, at daily@chq.org. Please provide the name of the organization, time and place of virtual event, and one contact person’s name with phone number. Deadline is 5 p.m. EDT three days before publication.

CLSC Book Discussion

CLSC Octagon Manager Stephine Hunt and Director of Marketing and Analytics Vanessa Weinert lead a discussion on the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle selection for Week Four, Infinite Detail by Tim Maughan, at 12:30 p.m. EDT Monday, July 20, on the CHQ Assembly Virtual Porch.

Smith Memorial Library news

The Smith Memorial Library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT on weekdays and from noon to 3 p.m. EDT on Saturdays. Capacity is limited, face coverings are required, and social distancing rules apply. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and computers and office services are available on a limited basis. Enhanced sanitization and book-quarantine protocols are in place, and touchless browsing is encouraged. Safe return bins will be located throughout the Smith. Any transactions will be contact-free, and the preferred payment is exact change. While newspapers are currently unavailable, magazines may be checked out by request. In-person programs, meetings, and food and beverage sharing are not permitted. Remote services continue at www.smithlibrary.com and library@chq.org, or by calling 716-357-6296. 

Weekly Conversation with Michael Hill and Candy Maxwell

Chautauqua Institution President Michael E. Hill and Board of Trustees Chair Candy Maxwell will hold the second of nine weekly community webinars at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 23, on the Virtual Porch. Log in to CHQ Assembly to register for the webinar. Thursday’s session will be “Strategic Plan Deep Dive No. 1: Cross-Cutting Imperatives. Maxwell and Hill will respond to questions submitted during this Virtual Porch event.

Robert Pinsky Favorite Poem Project
At 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 29, via Zoom, selected Chautauquans will be given the chance to read their favorite published poem and briefly explain why it is their favorite. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center, is modeled on the initiative introduced to Chautauqua by the former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. If you would like to read at this event, please apply at chq.org/fcwc by Wednesday, July 22 (please note this is a new date). Applications must be submitted online. Questions should be directed to 4normarees@gmail.com.

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

daily_briefly

The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. It is intended to provide space for announcements from Institution-related organizations. If a meeting or activity is featured that day in a story, it should not be repeated in the Briefly column. Submit information to Cloey Olkowski, editorial office manager, at daily@chq.org. Please provide the name of the organization, time and place of virtual event, and one contact person’s name with phone number. Deadline is 5 p.m. EDT three days before publication.

Chautauqua Lake Water Quality Research Panel
At 9:30 a.m. EDT Saturday, July 18, on the CHQ Assembly Virtual Porch, the Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance sponsors a presentation featuring research findings regarding Chautauqua Lake Water quality. Presenters include Courtney Wigdahl-Perry and MaryAnn Mason of State University of New York at Fredonia discussing “Thermal Stratification and Implications for Internal P Loading & Drone Surveillance of HABs;” George Bullerjahn, Timothy Davis and Jay DeMarco of Bowling Green State University on “Deployment of In-Lake Phosphorus Sensors to Measure Nutrient Loads: Initial Data and Future Plans;” and Rick Relyea, of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, on “The Jefferson Project: Integrating Science and Technology for Enduring Lake Protection.” Presentations will be followed by a Q-and-A session with audience members invited to submit questions in chat. The program moderator is Randall Perry, CLWMA project manager, with an introduction by Vince Horrigan, CLWMA interim executive director. The research panel and Q&A will be followed by a public meeting of the Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance.

Coffee & Conversation with CHQ
At 8:30 a.m. EDT Saturday, July 18, on the Virtual Porch, join Vice President and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair of Education Matt Ewalt, Vice President of Performing and Visual Arts Deborah Sunya Moore, and Vice President of Religion Gene Robinson for a review of the week and a quick look ahead with CHQ Assembly.

Virtual Old First Night Run/Walk
Sign up for the virtual “Around the World” Old First Night Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 1. Run or walk your own 2.75-mile race course and receive a race T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Chautauqua Fund. To register for the race, please visit forms.chq.org/oldfirstnight.

Open Mic
The Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center (formerly the Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends) encourage Chautauqua writers over the age of 18 to share their work at 5 p.m. EDT this Sunday, July 5, and every Sunday via Zoom. Plan on reading for no more than five minutes, or just come and listen. Find more information at chq.org/fcwc. Direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com.

Literary Arts Contests
Writers of all ages are invited to submit their poetry or prose by Aug. 2 to the writing contests sponsored by Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center. Prizes are awarded in the adult, young adult, and youth categories. For more information and submission instructions, please go to chq.org/fcwc. Please direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com

Robert Pinsky Favorite Poem Project
At 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 29, via Zoom, selected Chautauquans will be given the chance to read their favorite published poem and briefly explain why it is their favorite. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center, is modeled on the initiative introduced to Chautauqua by the former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. If you would like to read at this event, please apply at chq.org/fcwc by Wednesday, July 22 (please note this is a new date). Applications must be submitted online. Questions should be directed to 4normarees@gmail.com

Smith Memorial Library News

The Smith Memorial Library is now open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT on weekdays, and from noon to 3 p.m. EDT on Saturdays. Capacity is limited, face coverings are required, and social distancing rules apply. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and computers and office services are available on a limited basis. Enhanced sanitization and book-quarantine protocols are in place, and touchless browsing is encouraged. Safe return bins will be located throughout the Smith. Any transactions will be contact-free, and the preferred payment is exact change. While newspapers are currently unavailable, magazines may be checked out by request. In-person programs, meetings, and food and beverage sharing are not permitted. Remote services continue at www.smithlibrary.com and library@chq.org, or by calling 716-357-6296. 

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

daily_briefly

The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. It is intended to provide space for announcements from Institution-related organizations. If a meeting or activity is featured that day in a story, it should not be repeated in the Briefly column. Submit information to Cloey Olkowski, editorial office manager, at daily@chq.org. Please provide the name of the organization, time and place of virtual event, and one contact person’s name with phone number. Deadline is 5 p.m. EDT three days before publication.

Literary Arts Contests
Writers of all ages are invited to submit their poetry or prose by Aug. 2 to the writing contests sponsored by Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center. Prizes are awarded in the adult, young adult, and youth categories. For more information and submission instructions, please go to chq.org/fcwc. Please direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com

Robert Pinsky Favorite Poem Project
At 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 29, via Zoom, selected Chautauquans will be given the chance to read their favorite published poem and briefly explain why it is their favorite. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center, is modeled on the initiative introduced to Chautauqua by the former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. If you would like to read at this event, please apply at chq.org/fcwc by Wednesday, July 22 (please note this is a new date). Applications must be submitted online. Questions should be directed to 4normarees@gmail.com

Virtual Old First Night Run/Walk
Sign up for the virtual “Around the World” Old First Night Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 1. Run or walk your own 2.75-mile race course and receive a race T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Chautauqua Fund. To register for the race, please visit forms.chq.org/oldfirstnight.

Smith Memorial Library News

The Smith Memorial Library is now open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT on weekdays, and  from noon to 3 p.m. EDT on Saturdays. Capacity is limited, face coverings are required, and social distancing rules apply. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and computers and office services are available on a limited basis. Enhanced sanitization and book-quarantine protocols are in place, and touchless browsing is encouraged. Safe return bins will be located throughout the Smith. Any transactions will be contact-free, and the preferred payment is exact change. While newspapers are currently unavailable, magazines may be checked out by request. In-person programs, meetings, and food and beverage sharing are not permitted. Remote services continue at www.smithlibrary.com and library@chq.org, or by calling 716-357-6296.

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

daily_briefly

The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. It is intended to provide space for announcements from Institution-related organizations. If a meeting or activity is featured that day in a story, it should not be repeated in the Briefly column. Submit information to Cloey Olkowski, editorial office manager, at daily@chq.org. Please provide the name of the organization, time and place of virtual event, and one contact person’s name with phone number. Deadline is 5 p.m. EDT three days before publication.

Weekly Conversation with Michael Hill and Candy Maxwell

Chautauqua Institution President Michael E. Hill and Board of Trustees Chair Candy Maxwell will hold the third of nine weekly community webinars at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 16, on the Virtual Porch. Log in to CHQ Assembly to register for the webinar. Thursday’s session invites Chautauquans to share their observations on and aspirations for CHQ Assembly. Maxwell and Hill will respond to questions submitted during this Virtual Porch event.

Recitals with Rossen featuring Natasha Paremeski

Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Music Director Rossen Milanov hosts a Recitals with Rossen Cocktails, Concerts & Conversations at 5 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 16, on the CHQ Assembly Video Platform. This week, Milanov is joined by pianist Natasha Paremeski, who is a regular return guest of many major orchestras including Minnesota Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Grant Park Festival, Buffalo Philharmonic, Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom she has performed every year since 2008.

Authors’ Hour

Chautauqua authors will read from their work 12:15 p.m. EDT every Thursday on Zoom during Weeks One through Nine. Find more information at www.chq.org/fcwc. Direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com. Week Three’s authors are Susan Nusbaum (poetry), author of Alive in This Place, and Phil Terman (poetry), author of This Crazy Devotion.

Violin Master Class

The first School of Music violin masterclass will take place at 3:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 16, on the CHQ Assembly Virtual Porch. The masterclass will be led by Almita Vamos, violin professor at the Music Institute of Chicago and six-time winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Piano Master Class

The second School of Music piano master class will take place at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 16, on the CHQ Assembly Virtual Porch. The master class will be led by Alexander Gavrylyuk, pianist and Heintzelman Family Artistic Adviser of the School of Music’s Piano Program.

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

daily_briefly

The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. It is intended to provide space for announcements from Institution-related organizations. If a meeting or activity is featured that day in a story, it should not be repeated in the Briefly column. Submit information to Cloey Olkowski, editorial office manager, at daily@chq.org. Please provide the name of the organization, time and place of virtual event, and one contact person’s name with phone number. Deadline is 5 p.m. EDT three days before publication.

Cocktails and Conversations with Chautauqua Theater Company
Join Chautauqua Theater Company Artistic Director Andrew Borba, actor Joel De La Fuente and director Lisa Rothe from the CTC production of We Hold These Truths in conversation at 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 15, on the CHQ Assembly Virtual Porch.

Virtual Old First Night Run/Walk
Sign up for the virtual “Around the World” Old First Night Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 1. Run or walk your own 2.75-mile race course and receive a race T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Chautauqua Fund. To register for the race, please visit forms.chq.org/oldfirstnight.

Robert Pinsky Favorite Poem Project
At 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 29, via Zoom, selected Chautauquans will be given the chance to read their favorite published poem and briefly explain why it is their favorite. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center, is modeled on the initiative introduced to Chautauqua by the former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. If you would like to read at this event, please apply at chq.org/fcwc by Wednesday, July 22 (please note this is a new date). Applications must be submitted online. Questions should be directed to 4normarees@gmail.com

School of Music Master Class
The first School of Music voice master class will take place at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 15, on the CHQ Assembly Online Classroom. The master class will be led by Susan Graham, world-renowned American mezzo-soprano, opera singer and actor.

Tallman Tracker Organ Recital
Joshua Stafford, interim organist for Chautauqua Institution, gives a recital on the Tallman Tracker Organ in the Hall of Christ, broadcast at noon Wednesday, July 15, on the CHQ Assembly Video Platform immediately following the Chautauqua Lecture Series presentation of the day.

Chautauqua Opera Company Weekly Master Class
Chautauqua Opera Company General and Artistic Director Steve Osgood hosts a watch party at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 15, on the CHQ Assembly Virtual Porch of the weekly master class. This week’s class features Guest Artist Jaqueline Horner-Kwiatek.

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

daily_briefly

The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. It is intended to provide space for announcements from Institution-related organizations. If a meeting or activity is featured that day in a story, it should not be repeated in the Briefly column. Submit information to Cloey Olkowski, editorial office manager, at daily@chq.org. Please provide the name of the organization, time and place of virtual event, and one contact person’s name with phone number. Deadline is 5 p.m. EDT three days before publication.

Chautauqua Theater Company Brown Bag

The Chautauqua Theater Company holds a Brown Bag discussion on the company’s first New Play Workshop of the season, it’s not a trip it’s a journey, with playwright Charly Evon Simpson and director Nicole A. Watson at 12:15 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 14, on the CHQ Assembly Virtual Porch. Register to participate in a live Q-and-A. A funny and poetic play about tumbleweed, friendship, being Black, and needing to soothe something you don’t always have the words for, it’s not a trip it’s a journey welcomes back NPW alum Simpson to workshop her latest play before it premieres in 2021 at Round House Theatre in Maryland. The Brown Bag is followed with a live reading and Q-and-A at 8:15 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 15, on the CHQ Assembly Video Platform. The NPW program is made possible by the Roe Green Foundation.

Literary Arts Contests

Writers of all ages are invited to submit their poetry or prose by Sunday, Aug. 2, to the writing contests sponsored by Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center (formerly Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends.) Prizes are awarded in the adult, young adult, and youth categories. For more information and submission instructions, please go to www.chq.org/fcwc.  Please direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com

Authors’ Hour

Chautauqua authors will read from their work 12:15 p.m. EDT every Thursday on Zoom during Weeks One through Nine. Find more information at www.chq.org/fcwc. Direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com. Week Three’s authors are Susan Nusbaum (poetry), author of Alive in This Place, and Phil Terman (poetry), author of This Crazy Devotion.

Piano Master Class 

The first School of Music piano master class will take place at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 14, on the CHQ Assembly Online Classroom. The master class will be led by Boris Slutsky, visiting professor of piano at Yale University and faculty member at Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute.

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

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The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. It is intended to provide space for announcements from Institution-related organizations. If a meeting or activity is featured that day in a story, it should not be repeated in the Briefly column. Submit information to Cloey Olkowski, editorial office manager, at daily@chq.org. Please provide the name of the organization, time and place of virtual event, and one contact person’s name with phone number. Deadline is 5 p.m. EDT three days before publication.

School of Music Keynote Presentation

The 2020 season for Chautauqua’s School of Music opens at 12:30 p.m. EDT Monday, July 13, on CHQ Assembly with a keynote presentation, titled “The Artist as Citizen” from Joseph Polisi, president emeritus and chief China officer at The Juilliard School.

Smith Memorial Library news

The Smith Memorial Library is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT on weekdays and from noon to 3 p.m. EDT on Saturdays. Capacity is limited, face coverings are required, and social distancing rules apply. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and computers and office services are available on a limited basis. Enhanced sanitization and book-quarantine protocols are in place, and touchless browsing is encouraged. Safe return bins will be located throughout the Smith. Any transactions will be contact-free, and the preferred payment is exact change. While newspapers are currently unavailable, magazines may be checked out by request. In-person programs, meetings, and food and beverage sharing are not permitted. Remote services continue at www.smithlibrary.com and library@chq.org, or by calling 716-357-6296. 

Chautauqua Women’s Club 

At 3:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 14, on CHQ Assembly, 20-first CEO Avivah Wittenberg-Cox will give her lecture “Four Phases of Women’s (and a Growing Number of Men’s) Career Cycles” as part of the Chautauqua Women’s Club Virtual Contemporary Issues Forum Lecture Series. Following the lecture there will be a live Q-and-A.

Weekly Conversation with Michael Hill and Candy Maxwell

Chautauqua Institution President Michael E. Hill and Board of Trustees Chair Candy Maxwell will hold the second of nine weekly community webinars at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 16, on the Virtual Porch. Log in to CHQ Assembly to register for the webinar. Thursday’s session invites Chautauquans to share their observations on and aspirations for CHQ Assembly. Maxwell and Hill will respond to questions submitted during this Virtual Porch event.

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

daily_briefly

The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. It is intended to provide space for announcements from Institution-related organizations. If a meeting or activity is featured that day in a story, it should not be repeated in the Briefly column. Submit information to Cloey Olkowski, editorial office manager, at daily@chq.org. Please provide the name of the organization, time and place of virtual event, and one contact person’s name with phone number. Deadline is 5 p.m. EDT three days before publication.

Coffee & Conversation with CHQ

At 8:30 a.m. EDT Saturday, July 11, on the Virtual Porch, join Vice President and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair of Education Matt Ewalt, Vice President of Performing and Visual Arts Deborah Sunya Moore, and Vice President for Religion Gene Robinson for a review of the week and a quick look ahead with CHQ Assembly.

Virtual Old First Night Run/Walk 

Sign up for the virtual “Around the World” Old First Night Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 1. Run or walk your own 2.75-mile race course and receive a race T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Chautauqua Fund. To register for the race, please visit forms.chq.org/oldfirstnight.

Open Mic

The Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center (formerly the Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends) encourage Chautauqua writers over the age of 18 to share their work at 5 p.m. EDT this Sunday, July 5, and every Sunday via Zoom. Plan on reading for no more than five minutes, or just come and listen. Find more information at chq.org/fcwc. Direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com.

Literary Arts Contests 

Writers of all ages are invited to submit their poetry or prose by Aug. 2 to the writing contests sponsored by Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center. Prizes are awarded in the adult, young adult, and youth categories. For more information and submission instructions, please go to chq.org/fcwc. Please direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com

Robert Pinsky Favorite Poem Project
At 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 29, via Zoom, selected Chautauquans will be given the chance to read their favorite published poem and briefly explain why it is their favorite. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center, is modeled on the initiative introduced to Chautauqua by the former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. If you would like to read at this event, please apply at chq.org/fcwc by Wednesday, July 22 (please note this is a new date). Applications must be submitted online. Questions should be directed to 4normarees@gmail.com

Smith Memorial Library News

The Smith Memorial Library is now open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT on weekdays, and from noon to 3 p.m. EDT on Saturdays. Capacity is limited, face coverings are required, and social distancing rules apply. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and computers and office services are available on a limited basis. Enhanced sanitization and book-quarantine protocols are in place, and touchless browsing is encouraged. Safe return bins will be located throughout the Smith. Any transactions will be contact-free, and the preferred payment is exact change. While newspapers are currently unavailable, magazines may be checked out by request. In-person programs, meetings, and food and beverage sharing are not permitted. Remote services continue at www.smithlibrary.com and library@chq.org, or by calling 716-357-6296. 

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

daily_briefly

The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. It is intended to provide space for announcements from Institution-related organizations. If a meeting or activity is featured that day in a story, it should not be repeated in the Briefly column. Submit information to Cloey Olkowski, editorial office manager, at daily@chq.org. Please provide the name of the organization, time and place of virtual event, and one contact person’s name with phone number. Deadline is 5 p.m. EDT three days before publication.

Rescheduled Contemporary Issues Forum lecture
Megan Smith, co-founder and CEO of shift7 and former U.S. chief technology officer will deliver the first Chautauqua Women’s Club Contemporary Issues Form lecture of the season at 3:30 p.m. EDT Friday, July 10, on the CHQ Assembly Video Platform. This lecture was originally scheduled to be broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 7, but was postponed due to technical difficulties.

Literary Arts Contests
Writers of all ages are invited to submit their poetry or prose by Aug. 2 to the writing contests sponsored by Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center. Prizes are awarded in the adult, young adult, and youth categories. For more information and submission instructions, please go to chq.org/fcwc. Please direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com

Robert Pinsky Favorite Poem Project
At 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 29, via Zoom, selected Chautauquans will be given the chance to read their favorite published poem and briefly explain why it is their favorite. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center, is modeled on the initiative introduced to Chautauqua by the former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. If you would like to read at this event, please apply at chq.org/fcwc by Wednesday, July 22 (please note this is a new date). Applications must be submitted online. Questions should be directed to 4normarees@gmail.com

Virtual Old First Night Run/Walk
Sign up for the virtual “Around the World” Old First Night Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 1. Run or walk your own 2.75-mile race course and receive a race T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Chautauqua Fund. To register for the race, please visit forms.chq.org/oldfirstnight.

Smith Memorial Library News

The Smith Memorial Library is now open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT, and on Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. EDT. Capacity is limited, face coverings are required, and social distancing rules apply. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and computers and office services are available on a limited basis. Enhanced sanitization and book-quarantine protocols are in place, and touchless browsing is encouraged. Safe return bins will be located throughout the Smith. Any transactions will be contact-free, and the preferred payment is exact change. While newspapers are currently unavailable, magazines may be checked out by request. In-person programs, meetings, and food and beverage sharing are not permitted. Remote services continue at www.smithlibrary.com and library@chq.org, or by calling 716-357-6296.

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

daily_briefly

The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. It is intended to provide space for announcements from Institution-related organizations. If a meeting or activity is featured that day in a story, it should not be repeated in the Briefly column. Submit information to Cloey Olkowski, editorial office manager, at daily@chq.org. Please provide the name of the organization, time and place of virtual event, and one contact person’s name with phone number. Deadline is 5 p.m. EDT three days before publication.

Weekly Conversation with Michael Hill and Candy Maxwell

Chautauqua Institution President Michael E. Hill and Board of Trustees Chair Candy Maxwell will hold the second of nine weekly community webinars at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, on the Virtual Porch. Log in to CHQ Assembly to register for the webinar. Thursday’s session invites Chautauquans to ask questions following a session on an overarching update on the strategic plan, 150 Forward.

Authors’ Hour

Chautauqua authors will read from their work 12:15 p.m. EDT every Thursday on Zoom during Weeks One through Nine. Find more information at www.chq.org/fcwc. Direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com. Week Two’s authors are Dr. Shahid Aziz (non-fiction on palliative care) and Maureen Ryan Griffin (poetry and memoir).

Recitals with Rossen featuring JIJI

The second Recitals with Rossen will take place at 5:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, on the CHQ Assembly Video Platform. Rossen Milanov, music director of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, will be joined by JIJI, guitarist and winner of the Korean guitarist First Prize at the 2016 Concert Artists Guild International Competition.

Weekly Chautauqua Visual Arts Gallery Tour

Join Judy Barie, Susan and John Turben Director of Chautauqua Visual Arts Galleries, for a virtual gallery tour of 2020 exhibitions at 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, on the CHQ Assembly Video Platform.

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

daily_briefly

The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. It is intended to provide space for announcements from Institution-related organizations. If a meeting or activity is featured that day in a story, it should not be repeated in the Briefly column. Submit information to Cloey Olkowski, editorial office manager, at daily@chq.org. Please provide the name of the organization, time and place of virtual event, and one contact person’s name with phone number. Deadline is 5 p.m. EDT three days before publication.

Virtual Old First Night Run/Walk 

Sign up for the virtual “Around the World” Old First Night Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 1. Run or walk your own 2.75-mile race course and receive a race T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Chautauqua Fund. To register for the race, please visit forms.chq.org/oldfirstnight.

Robert Pinsky Favorite Poem Project

At 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 29, via Zoom, selected Chautauquans will be given the chance to read their favorite published poem and briefly explain why it is their favorite. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center, is modeled on the initiative introduced to Chautauqua by the former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. If you would like to read at this event, please apply at chq.org/fcwc by Wednesday, July 22 (please note this is a new date.) Applications must be submitted online. Questions should be directed to 4normarees@gmail.com

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

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The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. It is intended to provide space for announcements from Institution-related organizations. If a meeting or activity is featured that day in a story, it should not be repeated in the Briefly column. Submit information to Cloey Olkowski, editorial office manager, at daily@chq.org. Please provide the name of the organization, time and place of virtual event, and one contact person’s name with phone number. Deadline is 5 p.m. EDT three days before publication.

Literary Arts Contests

Writers of all ages are invited to submit their poetry or prose by Sunday, Aug. 2, to the writing contests sponsored by Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center (formerly Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends.) Prizes are awarded in the adult, young adult, and youth categories. For more information and submission instructions, please go to www.chq.org/fcwc.  Please direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com

Authors’ Hour

Chautauqua authors will read from their work 12:15 p.m. EDT every Thursday on Zoom during Weeks One through Nine. Find more information at www.chq.org/fcwc. Direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com. Week Two’s authors are Dr. Shahid Aziz (non-fiction on palliative care) and Maureen Ryan Griffin (poetry and memoir).

Chautauqua Theater Company Brown Bag

At 12:15 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 7, on the Virtual Porch, Chautauqua Theater Company hosts a CTC Alumni Brown Bag: A Homecoming. CTC alumni return to CHQ Assembly for an informal talk about life after Chautauqua, featuring a live Q-and-A for those who register for the event.

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

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The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. It is intended to provide space for announcements from Institution-related organizations. If a meeting or activity is featured that day in a story, it should not be repeated in the Briefly column. Submit information to Cloey Olkowski, editorial office manager, at daily@chq.org. Please provide the name of the organization, time and place of virtual event, and one contact person’s name with phone number. Deadline is 5 p.m. EDT three days before publication.

Smith Memorial Library news

Starting Monday, July 6, the Smith Memorial Library will be open on weekdays from 10 a.m. EDT to 4 p.m. EDT, and on Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. EDT. Capacity is limited, face coverings are required, and social distancing rules apply. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and computers and office services are available on a limited basis. Enhanced sanitization and book-quarantine protocols are in place, and touchless browsing is encouraged. Safe return bins will be located throughout the Smith. Any transactions will be contact-free, and the preferred payment is exact change. While newspapers are currently unavailable, magazines may be checked out by request. In-person programs, meetings, and food and beverage sharing are not permitted. Remote services continue at www.smithlibrary.com and library@chq.org, or by calling 716-357-6296. 

Chautauqua Women’s Club 

At 3:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 7, on CHQ Assembly, award-winning entrepreneur, engineer, and tech evangelist Megan Smith will give her lecture “20for2020: The (Inclusive) Future of Innovation, Work, AI, Living Planet, and Democracy #CollectiveGenius” to kick off the Chautauqua Women’s Club Virtual Contemporary Issues Forum Lecture Series. Following the lecture there will be a live Q-and-A.

Weekly Conversation with Michael Hill and Candy Maxwell

Chautauqua Institution President Michael E. Hill and Board of Trustees Chair Candy Maxwell will hold the second of nine weekly community webinars at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, on the Virtual Porch. Log in to CHQ Assembly to register for the webinar. Thursday’s session invites Chautauquans to share their observations on and aspirations for CHQ Assembly. Maxwell and Hill will respond to questions submitted during this Virtual Porch event.

CLSC Book Discussion

Chautauqua Institution Director of Literary Arts Sony Ton-Aime and CLSC Octagon Manager Stephine Hunt lead a Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Book Discussion on Monica Sok’s A Nail the Evening Hangs On at 12:30 p.m. EDT Monday, July 6 on the Virtual Porch.

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

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The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. It is intended to provide space for announcements from Institution-related organizations. If a meeting or activity is featured that day in a story, it should not be repeated in the Briefly column. Submit information to Cloey Olkowski, editorial office manager, at daily@chq.org. Please provide the name of the organization, time and place of virtual event, and one contact person’s name with phone number. Deadline is 5 p.m. EDT three days before publication.

Chautauqua Community Band Fourth of July Experience

The Chautauqua Community Band and conductor Jason Weintroub invite everyone to a Fourth of July CCB experience. Watch and listen to this brief concert on YouTube, which is accompanied by familiar scenes of Chautauqua. 

Coffee & Conversation with CHQ

At 8:30 a.m. EDT Saturday, July 4, on the Virtual Porch, join Vice President and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair of Education Matt Ewalt, Vice President of Performing and Visual Arts Deborah Sunya Moore, and Vice President for Religion Gene Robinson for a review of the week and a quick look ahead with CHQ Assembly.

Virtual Old First Night Run/Walk 

Sign up for the virtual “Around the World” Old First Night Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 1. Run or walk your own 2.75-mile race course and receive a race T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Chautauqua Fund. To register for the race, please visit forms.chq.org/oldfirstnight.

Open Mic

The Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center (formerly the Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends) encourage Chautauqua writers over the age of 18 to share their work at 5 p.m. EDT this Sunday, July 5, and every Sunday via Zoom. Plan on reading for no more than five minutes, or just come and listen. Find more information at chq.org/fcwc. Direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com.

Literary Arts Contests 

Writers of all ages are invited to submit their poetry or prose by Aug. 2 to the writing contests sponsored by Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center. Prizes are awarded in the adult, young adult, and youth categories. For more information and submission instructions, please go to chq.org/fcwc. Please direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com

Robert Pinsky Favorite Poem Project

At 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 29, via Zoom, selected Chautauquans will be given the chance to read their favorite published poem and briefly explain why it is their favorite. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center, is modeled on the initiative introduced to Chautauqua by the former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. If you would like to read at this event, please apply at chq.org/fcwc by Friday, July 24. Applications must be submitted online. Questions should be directed to 4normarees@gmail.com

Smith Memorial Library 

The Smith Memorial Library is now loaning physical and digital materials, with an expanding selection of both. Patrons are invited to search, hold and download here, where updates on the library’s phased reopening can also be found.

 

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

daily_briefly

The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. It is intended to provide space for announcements from Institution-related organizations. If a meeting or activity is featured that day in a story, it should not be repeated in the Briefly column. Submit information to Cloey Olkowski, editorial office manager, at daily@chq.org. Please provide the name of the organization, time and place of virtual event, and one contact person’s name with phone number. Deadline is 5 p.m. EDT three days before publication.

Literary Arts Contests 

Writers of all ages are invited to submit their poetry or prose by Aug. 2 to the writing contests sponsored by Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center. Prizes are awarded in the adult, young adult, and youth categories. For more information and submission instructions, please go to chq.org/fcwc. Please direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com

Robert Pinsky Favorite Poem Project

At 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 29, via Zoom, selected Chautauquans will be given the chance to read their favorite published poem and briefly explain why it is their favorite. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center, is modeled on the initiative introduced to Chautauqua by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. If you would like to read at this event, please apply at chq.org/fcwc by Friday, July 24. Applications must be submitted online. Questions should be directed to 4normarees@gmail.com

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