At 4:15 p.m. today in the Garden Room of the Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall, Young Readers will be joined by morning lecturer Brian Winter and discuss his experiences in working with soccer phenomenon Pelé on his memoir, Why Soccer Matters (this week’s Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle selection) and his coverage of Brazilian culture as chief correspondent for Reuters.
Author Deb Pines has “been there, done that” — and published her own book. Pines said she has been through the wringer with the “process” of publishing, including “getting an agent, losing an agent, almost selling a book, not selling books, giving up and taking it back up again.”
At 4 p.m. today, 17 Chautauquans will get the chance to share those favorite poems at the Hall of Philosophy as part of the Pinsky Favorite Poem Project.
Poet Richard Hugo said in his essay “The Triggering Town” that poets should create an imaginary town and write poems out of it.
Elizabeth Scarboro is the author of My Foreign Cities, a memoir in which she recounts her life with her first husband, Stephen, who had cystic fibrosis. In just under 300 pages, Scarboro tells the story of their love and Stephen’s death, a story that spans over a decade.
Prose writer-in-residence Richard Terrill will lead a workshop called “Writing about Music,” and poet-in-residence Robert Ostrom will lead a workshop called “Personal Landscapes for Poets.” Terrill and Ostrom will also give readings at 3:30 p.m. Sunday on the porch of the Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall.
Author Donna Jo Napoli is well on her way to 100. Books, that is.
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.