Literary Arts 

For nearly 150 years, the reading and discussion of literature has lived at the center of Chautauqua Institution’s mission of lifelong learning, engaging participants in the social and political issues of our time. Steeped in this history, Chautauqua Literary Arts convenes readers and writers of all ages in community, conversation, intensive craft development, and exploratory learning opportunities. 

Events

  • Sunday, June 28, 2020 | 03:30pm EDT

    Free Sunday Reading with David Giffels and Lillian-Yvonne Bertram

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    David Giffels is the author of six books of nonfiction, including the upcoming Barnstorming Ohio: To Understand America, the memoirs Furnishing Eternity and All the Way Home. Chautauqua Writers’ Festival Director Lillian-Yvonne Bertram is the author of But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise.



    Location: Virtual Porch

     

  • Monday, June 29, 2020 | 12:30pm EDT

    CLSC Book Discussion: The End of Ice by Dahr Jamail

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    Join fellow readers to discuss this week’s Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle selection, The End of Ice by Dahr Jamail. Conversation is facilitated by CLSC staff and a member of the Chautauqua community. All readers welcome.



    Location: Virtual Porch

     

  • Sunday, July 05, 2020 | 03:30pm EDT

    Free Sunday Reading with Jacob White and Mary Biddinger

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    Jacob White is an assistant professor at Ithaca College. His story collection Being Dead in South Carolina was published by Leapfrog Press in 2013. Mary Biddinger is the author of six full-length poetry collections, including a new book of prose poems, Partial Genius (Black Lawrence Press, 2019). 



    Location: Virtual Porch

     

  • Sunday, July 12, 2020 | 03:30pm EDT

    Free Sunday Reading with Gabrielle Calvocoressi and Eleanor Henderson

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    Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia EarhartApocalyptic Swing, and Rocket Fantastic, winner of the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry. Eleanor Henderson is the author of the novels The Twelve-Mile Straight and Ten Thousand Saints, which was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2011 by The New York Times.



    Location: Virtual Porch

     

  • Sunday, July 19, 2020 | 03:30pm EDT

    Free Sunday Reading with Janice Eidus

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    Janice Eidus, twice winner of the O.Henry Prize as well as a Pushcart Prize, is a novelist, short story writer, essayist, and freelance editor/writing coach. Among her novels are The War Of The RosensUrban Bliss; and, The Last Jewish Virgin; her short story collections include Vito Loves Geraldine and The Celibacy Club.



    Location: Virtual Porch

     

  • Monday, July 20, 2020 | 12:30pm EDT

    CLSC Book Discussion: Infinite Detail by Tim Maughan

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    Join fellow readers to discuss this week’s Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle selection, Infinite Detail by Tim Maughan. Conversation is facilitated by CLSC staff and a member of the Chautauqua community. All readers welcome.



    Location: Virtual Porch

     

  • Sunday, July 26, 2020 | 03:30pm EDT

    Free Sunday Reading with Charlotte Matthews and Philip Metres

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    Charlotte Matthews' works include a novel, The Collapsible Mannequin, a memoir, Comes with Furniture and People (2019) and three poetry collections. Philip Metres is the author of ten books, including Shrapnel Maps (Copper Canyon 2020), Sand Opera (Alice James 2015), and The Sound of Listening: Poetry as Refuge and Resistance (2018).



    Location: Virtual Porch