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.”
Poet Richard Hugo said in his essay “The Triggering Town” that poets should create an imaginary town and write poems out of it.
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.
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.
The Chautauqua Writers’ Center workshops for Week Five will center on heightening emotions, the basics of poetry and playwriting.
Playwright Molly Smith Metzler thinks that every person has a great idea deep down inside — one that might be a secret.
Ask Roy Hoffman how he came up with an idea for a story, and he’ll be happy to share.
Early last Wednesday in the Athenaeum Hotel parlor, the Chautauqua Foundation hosted a breakfast discussion to explore and celebrate the role of women as writers and performers inside the Chautauqua Theater Company as well as in their other professional theater engagements.
The Chautauqua Writers’ Center workshops for Week Four will focus on using the ideas of home and the natural world to inspire writing.