Week One :: June 23–30

The Life of the Written Word

Language is a living and dynamic thing, passed along through writing. Words and the act of writing can erase or reclaim history, identity. We write to communicate our truths, and we read to understand, to gain new perspectives, new knowledge and new empathy. For these reasons, the literary arts find themselves at the forefront of cultural, political, and artistic conversations in the U.S. and around the world. As the line between writer and reader is blurred, we recognize that human beings are storytellers as well as story readers. In this weeklong festival, Chautauqua builds upon its traditions as a literary community, and we hold up the power of language and pledge to be responsible stewards of that power.

 

 

  • Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 10:45am

    Rev. Karoline M. Lewis

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    Rev. Dr. Karoline M. Lewis is the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, having previously taught at Candler School of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary, and Augsburg College.

    Sun., June 24 at 10:45am | Mon., June 25 – Fri., June 29 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 02:30pm

    The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus

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    The 2018 season opens with a Chautauqua favorite — the band that has participated in numerous presidential inaugural parades and supported many diplomatic missions overseas. Joining these instrumental forces will be the Soldiers’ Chorus, known for performing the music of Broadway, opera, barbershop quartet, and Americana.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, June 25, 2018 | 09:15am

    Rev. Karoline M. Lewis

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    Rev. Dr. Karoline M. Lewis is the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, having previously taught at Candler School of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary, and Augsburg College.

    Sun., June 24 at 10:45am | Mon., June 25 – Fri., June 29 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | 10:45am

    Tyehimba Jess, CLSC Author, Olio

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    Author, Olio  This lecture will also serve as a CLSC Roundtable presentation.

    Tyehimba Jess is the author of Olio, which won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, The Midland Society Author’s Award in Poetry, and received an Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation from the Black Caucus of...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | 08:15pm

    Black Violin

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    Tickets go on sale in early January.

    Black Violin is a mash-up of classical, hip-hop, rock and R&B featuring the classically trained violin duo of Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester and Wilner “Wil” Baptiste.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 | 03:30pm

    Andrew Krivák, CLSC Author, The Signal Flame

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    The stunning second novel from National Book Award finalist Andrew Krivák is a heartbreaking, captivating story about a family awaiting the return of their youngest son from the Vietnam War.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy