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The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at It is intended to provide space for announcements from Institution-related organizations. If a meeting or activity is featured that day in a story, it should not be repeated in the Briefly column. Submit information to Cloey Olkowski, editorial office manager, at Please provide the name of the organization, time and place of virtual event, and one contact person’s name with phone number. Deadline is 5 p.m. three days before publication.

CLSC Book Discussion

At 12:30 p.m. EDT Monday, June 29, on the Virtual Porch, Chautauqua Literary Arts holds a CLSC Book Discussion of Week One’s Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle selection, The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption, by journalist Dahr Jamail.

Weekly Conversation with Michael Hill and Candy Maxwell

Chautauqua Institution President Michael E. Hill and Board of Trustees Chair Candy Maxwell will hold the first of nine weekly community webinars at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 2, on the Virtual Porch. Log in to CHQ Assembly to register for the webinar. Thursday’s session will focus on an overview of the summer and CHQ Assembly, and a discussion of Objective One of 150 Forward. Maxwell and Hill will respond to questions submitted during this Virtual Porch event.

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The author Cloey Olkowski

Birkenstock enthusiast and lover of all things yellow, Cloey Olkowski is the office manager at the Daily. This will be Cloey’s fourth season at the Daily and 20th season at Chautauqua. A native of Buffalo, New York, she is a recent graduate of SUNY Oswego, where she majored in public relations with double minors in graphic design and psychology. Three seasons ago she placed second in the Old First Night Run/Walk and hopes to take home the virtual gold this season.