CHQWatchParty_Banners_2020_Geary_web.jpg

CHQ Watch Party: Revisiting James Geary's 2019 Amp Lecture

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
01:00pm EDT

Location Chautauqua Institution Facebook Page

For this week’s Chautauqua Lecture Series #CHQWatchParty, we’re revisiting James Geary's lecture "Five Ways to be Witty" from July 31, 2019, which was part of last season's "What's Funny? In Partnership with the National Comedy Center." Geary is deputy curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, and the author of Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It. He is also the author of I Is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How It Shapes the Way We See the World; Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists; and the New York Times bestseller The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism. Vice President and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education Matt Ewalt will be on hand to lead and moderate a discussion in the comments section. Please post your thoughts and questions throughout the lecture.

Facebook Video Link


In this time of social distancing, we’re all looking for ways to be connected. To this end, we’re trying something new here at Chautauqua: CHQ Watch Parties, highlighting some of our favorite lectures from the past few years. Once a week, we’ll gather remotely on Facebook to revisit some of the best Chautauqua lectures and programs of the past few years, and to share our questions and comments with each other. We’ve always known how to have a conversation at Chautauqua, and now we’re bringing that conversation into your homes.

Back