William Faulkner once wrote that, “In writing, you must kill all your darlings.” Sheri Fink found herself having to do that as she wrote “The Deadly Choices at Memorial,” an investigative piece for the New York Times Magazine and ProPublica that won Fink a Pulitzer Prize.
Nurses are not “mindless bimbos” — at least not for Martha N. Hill, today’s morning lecture speaker. Hill, who serves as both the dean emerita and a professor for the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, will talk about common misperceptions about the profession with her lecture, “Have You Looked at Nursing Lately?” at 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater.
Dozens gather around in a circle, waiting for word from on high. It’s not the Sermon on the Mount — it’s Bryant Day.
Keith Yamamoto is “perfect for starting the week,” said Sherra Babcock, vice president and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education.
When Chautauqua Institution was founded in 1874, it became enshrined in principles of education and self-improvement. Its founders were nine years out of the Civil War and immersed in the turbulence of Reconstruction, abolition and political unrest — but instead of using their leisure time to relax, the forefathers of Chautauqua decided to form a vacation community that nurtured intellectual stimulation.
Not many writers can say they have written about the American spirit, William Tecumseh Sherman, compulsive hoarding, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, racketeering and the World’s Fair. But E.L. Doctorow can.
Brothers- and sisters-in-arms march under a vaulted arch as music plays and children throw flower petals. It may sound like a Roman triumph, but it’s actually more of a literary one — all part of the festivities for the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle’s Recognition Day.
Each year, hundreds of Chautauquans pour their time, energy and resources into various volunteer efforts on behalf of the Institution. At 5:30 p.m. this past Tuesday at the Golf Club, a volunteer recognition reception was held to honor those who have participated in the different volunteer organizations at Chautauqua.
Many would likely be personally satisfied with their book being read by 150 people, much less beating out more than 150 other books to win a literary award.
Not many people can say they’ve received a neck massage from soccer legend Pelé, but author Brian Winter can.