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Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

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The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. 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 daily@chq.org. 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. EDT three days before publication.

Coffee & Conversation with CHQ

At 8:30 a.m. EDT Saturday, July 11, on the Virtual Porch, join Vice President and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair of Education Matt Ewalt, Vice President of Performing and Visual Arts Deborah Sunya Moore, and Vice President for Religion Gene Robinson for a review of the week and a quick look ahead with CHQ Assembly.

Virtual Old First Night Run/Walk 

Sign up for the virtual “Around the World” Old First Night Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 1. Run or walk your own 2.75-mile race course and receive a race T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Chautauqua Fund. To register for the race, please visit forms.chq.org/oldfirstnight.

Open Mic

The Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center (formerly the Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends) encourage Chautauqua writers over the age of 18 to share their work at 5 p.m. EDT this Sunday, July 5, and every Sunday via Zoom. Plan on reading for no more than five minutes, or just come and listen. Find more information at chq.org/fcwc. Direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com.

Literary Arts Contests 

Writers of all ages are invited to submit their poetry or prose by Aug. 2 to the writing contests sponsored by Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center. Prizes are awarded in the adult, young adult, and youth categories. For more information and submission instructions, please go to chq.org/fcwc. Please direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com

Robert Pinsky Favorite Poem Project
At 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 29, via Zoom, selected Chautauquans will be given the chance to read their favorite published poem and briefly explain why it is their favorite. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center, is modeled on the initiative introduced to Chautauqua by the former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. If you would like to read at this event, please apply at chq.org/fcwc by Wednesday, July 22 (please note this is a new date). Applications must be submitted online. Questions should be directed to 4normarees@gmail.com

Smith Memorial Library News

The Smith Memorial Library is now open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT on weekdays, and from noon to 3 p.m. EDT on Saturdays. Capacity is limited, face coverings are required, and social distancing rules apply. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and computers and office services are available on a limited basis. Enhanced sanitization and book-quarantine protocols are in place, and touchless browsing is encouraged. Safe return bins will be located throughout the Smith. Any transactions will be contact-free, and the preferred payment is exact change. While newspapers are currently unavailable, magazines may be checked out by request. In-person programs, meetings, and food and beverage sharing are not permitted. Remote services continue at www.smithlibrary.com and library@chq.org, or by calling 716-357-6296. 

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

daily_briefly

The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. 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 daily@chq.org. 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. EDT three days before publication.

Rescheduled Contemporary Issues Forum lecture
Megan Smith, co-founder and CEO of shift7 and former U.S. chief technology officer will deliver the first Chautauqua Women’s Club Contemporary Issues Form lecture of the season at 3:30 p.m. EDT Friday, July 10, on the CHQ Assembly Video Platform. This lecture was originally scheduled to be broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 7, but was postponed due to technical difficulties.

Literary Arts Contests
Writers of all ages are invited to submit their poetry or prose by Aug. 2 to the writing contests sponsored by Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center. Prizes are awarded in the adult, young adult, and youth categories. For more information and submission instructions, please go to chq.org/fcwc. Please direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com

Robert Pinsky Favorite Poem Project
At 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 29, via Zoom, selected Chautauquans will be given the chance to read their favorite published poem and briefly explain why it is their favorite. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center, is modeled on the initiative introduced to Chautauqua by the former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. If you would like to read at this event, please apply at chq.org/fcwc by Wednesday, July 22 (please note this is a new date). Applications must be submitted online. Questions should be directed to 4normarees@gmail.com

Virtual Old First Night Run/Walk
Sign up for the virtual “Around the World” Old First Night Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 1. Run or walk your own 2.75-mile race course and receive a race T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Chautauqua Fund. To register for the race, please visit forms.chq.org/oldfirstnight.

Smith Memorial Library News

The Smith Memorial Library is now open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT, and on Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. EDT. Capacity is limited, face coverings are required, and social distancing rules apply. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and computers and office services are available on a limited basis. Enhanced sanitization and book-quarantine protocols are in place, and touchless browsing is encouraged. Safe return bins will be located throughout the Smith. Any transactions will be contact-free, and the preferred payment is exact change. While newspapers are currently unavailable, magazines may be checked out by request. In-person programs, meetings, and food and beverage sharing are not permitted. Remote services continue at www.smithlibrary.com and library@chq.org, or by calling 716-357-6296.

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

daily_briefly

The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. 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 daily@chq.org. 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. EDT three days before publication.

Weekly Conversation with Michael Hill and Candy Maxwell

Chautauqua Institution President Michael E. Hill and Board of Trustees Chair Candy Maxwell will hold the second of nine weekly community webinars at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, on the Virtual Porch. Log in to CHQ Assembly to register for the webinar. Thursday’s session invites Chautauquans to ask questions following a session on an overarching update on the strategic plan, 150 Forward.

Authors’ Hour

Chautauqua authors will read from their work 12:15 p.m. EDT every Thursday on Zoom during Weeks One through Nine. Find more information at www.chq.org/fcwc. Direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com. Week Two’s authors are Dr. Shahid Aziz (non-fiction on palliative care) and Maureen Ryan Griffin (poetry and memoir).

Recitals with Rossen featuring JIJI

The second Recitals with Rossen will take place at 5:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, on the CHQ Assembly Video Platform. Rossen Milanov, music director of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, will be joined by JIJI, guitarist and winner of the Korean guitarist First Prize at the 2016 Concert Artists Guild International Competition.

Weekly Chautauqua Visual Arts Gallery Tour

Join Judy Barie, Susan and John Turben Director of Chautauqua Visual Arts Galleries, for a virtual gallery tour of 2020 exhibitions at 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, on the CHQ Assembly Video Platform.

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

daily_briefly

The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. 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 daily@chq.org. 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. EDT three days before publication.

Virtual Old First Night Run/Walk 

Sign up for the virtual “Around the World” Old First Night Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 1. Run or walk your own 2.75-mile race course and receive a race T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Chautauqua Fund. To register for the race, please visit forms.chq.org/oldfirstnight.

Robert Pinsky Favorite Poem Project

At 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 29, via Zoom, selected Chautauquans will be given the chance to read their favorite published poem and briefly explain why it is their favorite. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center, is modeled on the initiative introduced to Chautauqua by the former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. If you would like to read at this event, please apply at chq.org/fcwc by Wednesday, July 22 (please note this is a new date.) Applications must be submitted online. Questions should be directed to 4normarees@gmail.com

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

daily_briefly

The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. 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 daily@chq.org. 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. EDT three days before publication.

Literary Arts Contests

Writers of all ages are invited to submit their poetry or prose by Sunday, Aug. 2, to the writing contests sponsored by Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center (formerly Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends.) Prizes are awarded in the adult, young adult, and youth categories. For more information and submission instructions, please go to www.chq.org/fcwc.  Please direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com

Authors’ Hour

Chautauqua authors will read from their work 12:15 p.m. EDT every Thursday on Zoom during Weeks One through Nine. Find more information at www.chq.org/fcwc. Direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com. Week Two’s authors are Dr. Shahid Aziz (non-fiction on palliative care) and Maureen Ryan Griffin (poetry and memoir).

Chautauqua Theater Company Brown Bag

At 12:15 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 7, on the Virtual Porch, Chautauqua Theater Company hosts a CTC Alumni Brown Bag: A Homecoming. CTC alumni return to CHQ Assembly for an informal talk about life after Chautauqua, featuring a live Q-and-A for those who register for the event.

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

daily_briefly

The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. 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 daily@chq.org. 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. EDT three days before publication.

Smith Memorial Library news

Starting Monday, July 6, the Smith Memorial Library will be open on weekdays from 10 a.m. EDT to 4 p.m. EDT, and on Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. EDT. Capacity is limited, face coverings are required, and social distancing rules apply. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and computers and office services are available on a limited basis. Enhanced sanitization and book-quarantine protocols are in place, and touchless browsing is encouraged. Safe return bins will be located throughout the Smith. Any transactions will be contact-free, and the preferred payment is exact change. While newspapers are currently unavailable, magazines may be checked out by request. In-person programs, meetings, and food and beverage sharing are not permitted. Remote services continue at www.smithlibrary.com and library@chq.org, or by calling 716-357-6296. 

Chautauqua Women’s Club 

At 3:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 7, on CHQ Assembly, award-winning entrepreneur, engineer, and tech evangelist Megan Smith will give her lecture “20for2020: The (Inclusive) Future of Innovation, Work, AI, Living Planet, and Democracy #CollectiveGenius” to kick off the Chautauqua Women’s Club Virtual Contemporary Issues Forum Lecture Series. Following the lecture there will be a live Q-and-A.

Weekly Conversation with Michael Hill and Candy Maxwell

Chautauqua Institution President Michael E. Hill and Board of Trustees Chair Candy Maxwell will hold the second of nine weekly community webinars at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, on the Virtual Porch. Log in to CHQ Assembly to register for the webinar. Thursday’s session invites Chautauquans to share their observations on and aspirations for CHQ Assembly. Maxwell and Hill will respond to questions submitted during this Virtual Porch event.

CLSC Book Discussion

Chautauqua Institution Director of Literary Arts Sony Ton-Aime and CLSC Octagon Manager Stephine Hunt lead a Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Book Discussion on Monica Sok’s A Nail the Evening Hangs On at 12:30 p.m. EDT Monday, July 6 on the Virtual Porch.

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

daily_briefly

The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. 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 daily@chq.org. 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. EDT three days before publication.

Chautauqua Community Band Fourth of July Experience

The Chautauqua Community Band and conductor Jason Weintroub invite everyone to a Fourth of July CCB experience. Watch and listen to this brief concert on YouTube, which is accompanied by familiar scenes of Chautauqua. 

Coffee & Conversation with CHQ

At 8:30 a.m. EDT Saturday, July 4, on the Virtual Porch, join Vice President and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair of Education Matt Ewalt, Vice President of Performing and Visual Arts Deborah Sunya Moore, and Vice President for Religion Gene Robinson for a review of the week and a quick look ahead with CHQ Assembly.

Virtual Old First Night Run/Walk 

Sign up for the virtual “Around the World” Old First Night Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 1. Run or walk your own 2.75-mile race course and receive a race T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Chautauqua Fund. To register for the race, please visit forms.chq.org/oldfirstnight.

Open Mic

The Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center (formerly the Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends) encourage Chautauqua writers over the age of 18 to share their work at 5 p.m. EDT this Sunday, July 5, and every Sunday via Zoom. Plan on reading for no more than five minutes, or just come and listen. Find more information at chq.org/fcwc. Direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com.

Literary Arts Contests 

Writers of all ages are invited to submit their poetry or prose by Aug. 2 to the writing contests sponsored by Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center. Prizes are awarded in the adult, young adult, and youth categories. For more information and submission instructions, please go to chq.org/fcwc. Please direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com

Robert Pinsky Favorite Poem Project

At 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 29, via Zoom, selected Chautauquans will be given the chance to read their favorite published poem and briefly explain why it is their favorite. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center, is modeled on the initiative introduced to Chautauqua by the former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. If you would like to read at this event, please apply at chq.org/fcwc by Friday, July 24. Applications must be submitted online. Questions should be directed to 4normarees@gmail.com

Smith Memorial Library 

The Smith Memorial Library is now loaning physical and digital materials, with an expanding selection of both. Patrons are invited to search, hold and download here, where updates on the library’s phased reopening can also be found.

 

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

daily_briefly

The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. 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 daily@chq.org. 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. EDT three days before publication.

Literary Arts Contests 

Writers of all ages are invited to submit their poetry or prose by Aug. 2 to the writing contests sponsored by Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center. Prizes are awarded in the adult, young adult, and youth categories. For more information and submission instructions, please go to chq.org/fcwc. Please direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com

Robert Pinsky Favorite Poem Project

At 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 29, via Zoom, selected Chautauquans will be given the chance to read their favorite published poem and briefly explain why it is their favorite. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center, is modeled on the initiative introduced to Chautauqua by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. If you would like to read at this event, please apply at chq.org/fcwc by Friday, July 24. Applications must be submitted online. Questions should be directed to 4normarees@gmail.com

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

daily_briefly

The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. 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 daily@chq.org. 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. EDT three days before publication.

Recitals with Rossen featuring Alexander Gavrylyuk

The first Recitals with Rossen will take place at 5 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 2, on the CHQ Assembly Video Platform. Rossen Milanov, music director of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, will be joined by Alexander Gavrylyuk, artistic advisor and artist-in-residence of the Chautauqua Piano Program. This program is made possible by The Bromeley Family Fund.

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.

Week One Post-lecture Conversations on the Virtual Porch

Following the morning’s Chautauqua Lecture Series program, join others at 12:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 2, on the Virtual Porch to discuss this week’s lectures on “Climate Change: Prioritizing Our Global and Local Response.” All are welcome. The conversation will be facilitated by Tereza Jezkova, assistant professor in Miami University of Ohio’s Department of Biology.

Authors’ Hour

At 12:15 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 2, on Zoom, the Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center holds their first Authors’ Hour. Week One’s authors, Dave Northrup (short fiction and non-fiction) and Clara Silverstein (novels and poems), will read from their work. Find more information at chq.org/fcwc. Direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com.

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

daily_briefly

The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. 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 daily@chq.org. 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. EDT three days before publication.

Virtual Old First Night Run/Walk 

Sign up for the virtual “Around the World” Old First Night Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 1. Run or walk your own 2.75-mile race course and receive a race T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Chautauqua Fund. To register for the race, please visit forms.chq.org/oldfirstnight.

Chautauqua Opera masterclass with Caitin Lynch

Chautauqua Opera Company holds its weekly morning master class with Guest Artist Caitlin Lynch at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 1, on the Virtual Porch. General and Artistic Director Steven Osgood hosts the event, which includes videos from Chautauqua Opera’s pre-recorded master class of the week featuring Lynch and four to five of the Chautauqua Opera Young Artists.

Smith Memorial Library 

The Smith Memorial Library is now loaning physical and digital materials, with an expanding selection of both. Patrons are invited to search, hold and download at smithlibrary.com, where updates on the library’s phased reopening can also be found.

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

daily_briefly

The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. 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 daily@chq.org. 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. EDT three days before publication.

Week One Post-lecture Conversations on the Virtual Porch

Following the Chautauqua Lecture Series program, at 12:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 30, join others on the Virtual Porch to discuss this week’s lectures on “Climate Change: Prioritizing Our Global and Local Response.” All are welcome. The conversation will be facilitated by Tereza Jezkova, assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Miami University of Ohio.

Deeper Dive in Ocean Conservancy with George Leonard

Following the Chautauqua Lecture Series presentation by Ocean Conservancy CEO Janis Searles Jones, learn more about the work of Ocean Conservancy with Chief Scientist George Leonard at 3:30 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 30, on the Virtual Porch. Log-in to register for this presentation and Q-and-A.

Literary Arts Contests

Writers of all ages are invited to submit their poetry or prose by Sunday, Aug. 2 to the writing contests sponsored by Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center (formerly Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends.) Prizes are awarded in the adult, young adult, and youth categories. For more information and submission instructions, please go to www.chq.org/fcwc.  Please direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com

Authors’ Hour

Chautauqua authors will read from their work each Thursday at 12:15 p.m. EDT on Zoom during Weeks One through Nine. Find more information at www.chq.org/fcwc. Direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com. Week One’s authors are Dave Northrup (short fiction and non-fiction) and Clara Silverstein (novels and poems).

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

daily_briefly

The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. 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 daily@chq.org. 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.

Briefly — News from Around the Grounds

daily_briefly

The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. 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 daily@chq.org. 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.

Open Mic

The Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center (formerly the Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends) encourages Chautauqua writers over the age of 18 to share their work at 5 p.m. EDT this Sunday, June 28, and every Sunday via Zoom. Plan on reading for no more than five minutes or just come and listen. Find more information at www.chq.org/fcwc. Direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com.

Literary Arts Contests 

Writers of all ages are invited to submit their poetry or prose by Aug. 2 to the writing contests sponsored by Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center. Prizes are awarded in the adult, young adult, and youth categories. For more information and submission instructions, please go to www.chq.org/fcwc. Please direct any questions to friendsofthewriterscenter@gmail.com

Robert Pinsky Favorite Poem Project

At 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 29, via Zoom, selected Chautauquans will be given the chance to read their favorite published poem and briefly explain why it is their favorite. This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center, is modeled on the initiative introduced to Chautauqua by the former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. If you would like to read at this event, please apply at www.chq.org/fcwc by Friday, July 24. Applications must be submitted online. Questions should be directed to 4normarees@gmail.com

Smith Memorial Library 

The Smith Memorial Library is now loaning physical and digital materials, with an expanding selection of both. Patrons are invited to search, hold and download at catalog.smithlibrary.com, where updates on the library’s phased reopening can also be found.

Virtual Old First Night Run/Walk 

Sign up for the virtual “Around the World” Old First Night Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 1. Run or walk your own 2.75-mile race course and receive a race T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Chautauqua Fund. To register for the race, please visit https://forms.chq.org/oldfirstnight/

Week One Post-lecture Conversations on the Virtual Porch

Following the morning’s Chautauqua Lecture Series program, join others at 12:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 30, and Thursday, July 2,  on the Virtual Porch to discuss this week’s lectures on “Climate Change: Prioritizing Our Global and Local Response.” All are welcome. The conversation will be facilitated by Tereza Jezkova, assistant professor in Miami University of Ohio’s Department of Biology.

 


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