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.
They walk among the crowds at Chautauqua, keeping their heads down — one might not recognize them. They aren’t criminals or expatriates. They’re published authors, and quite often, they’re Chautauquans.
For Marion Roach Smith, there’s nothing like waking up to a white, blank page.
Gaze backward into the gaping maw of time, and be sure to make it personal.Stephen Haven thinks it can help create a better poem.
The Chautauqua Writers’ Center workshops for Week Three will center on using personal experiences to craft a memoir and incorporating history to create more informed and accessible poetry.