All is not quiet on the Western front. For poet Frank X Walker, there are voices that still need to be heard, and he wants to bring them to life.
The old saying that children should be seen and not heard will be blown to smithereens this week by the poignant tales of two teens. Week Five’s CLSC Young Readers selections Esperanza Rising and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian feature protagonists who face heartbreak and hardships with resilience and determination.
Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, Theodore Roethke, Anne Sexton and W.D. Snodgrass — these names represent some of the most prominent figures in American poetry during the mid-20th century. Poet-in-residence Andrew Mulvania plans to link them all together with his Brown Bag lecture, called “The Kaleidoscopic Self: The Autobiographical Sequence” at 12:15 p.m. today on the front porch of the Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall.
History does not revolve solely around the United States.
The Chautauqua Writers’ Center workshops for Week Five will center on heightening emotions, the basics of poetry and playwriting.
Chautauquans looking for entertainment will find no shortage of it at the Great American Picnic this Sunday.
Playwright Molly Smith Metzler thinks that every person has a great idea deep down inside — one that might be a secret.
Danielle Allen is inviting people of all ages — old and gray or young and spry — to read the Declaration of Independence with her.
Ask Roy Hoffman how he came up with an idea for a story, and he’ll be happy to share.
Wealthy white men in powdered wigs, bright white breeches and fancy waistcoats, signing a piece of parchment and leading America into freedom — this is what many may picture when thinking of the Declaration of Independence.