literature http://wamc.org en 3rd Annual Jane Austen Retreat At Wiawaka Center For Women http://wamc.org/post/3rd-annual-jane-austen-retreat-wiawaka-center-women <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The 3rd Annual Jane Austen Retreat takes next weekend at the <a href="http://www.wiawaka.org/">Wiawaka Center for Women</a> on Lake George on Sunday, June 29th.</p><p>Participants will join scholars and enthusiasts in exploring Austen's world through facilitated discussions of Mansfield Park, viewing and discussion of film adaptations of the novel, and presentations from local JASNA members Mary Huber, Nancy Duell and Dr. Susan Jones.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93057 at http://wamc.org 3rd Annual Jane Austen Retreat At Wiawaka Center For Women The Book Show #1342 - Nancy Horan http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1342-nancy-horan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In her followup to the best-selling <em>Loving Frank</em>, <a href="http://www.nancyhoran.com/">Nancy Horan</a> recounts the improbably love affair between Scottish author, Robert Louis Stevenson and his American wife, Fanny Osbourne.</p><p>In <em>The Wide and Starry Sky</em>, Horan invites us to explore The Stevensons unusual relationship and the ways they changed the literary and artistic landscape around them.</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87462 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1342 - Nancy Horan "E. B. White on Dogs" edited by Martha White http://wamc.org/post/e-b-white-dogs-edited-martha-white <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In <em>E. B. White on Dogs</em>, the author's granddaughter and manager of his literary estate, Martha White, has compiled the best and funniest of his essays, poems, letters, and sketches depicting over a dozen of White's various canine companions.</p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69234 at http://wamc.org "E. B. White on Dogs" edited by Martha White “Norman Mailer: A Double Life” By J. Michael Lennon http://wamc.org/post/norman-mailer-double-life-j-michael-lennon <p></p><p></p><p>Norman Mailer was one of the giants of American letters and one of the most celebrated public figures of his time. He was a novelist, journalist, biographer, and filmmaker; a provocateur and passionate observer of his times; and a husband, father, and serial philanderer.</p><p><a href="http://jmichaellennon.com">J. Michael Lennon</a> knew Mailer for thirty-five years, and has written the new biography, <em>Norman Mailer: A Double Life</em>.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 76651 at http://wamc.org “Norman Mailer: A Double Life” By J. Michael Lennon Ideas Matter: MASS Humanities Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-mass-humanities-literature-medicine-humanities-heart-health-care <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This morning we’ll discuss </span><a href="http://www.masshumanities.org/literature_medicine" style="line-height: 1.5;">MassHumanities Literature &amp; Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – it’s a six-month long program that allows medical professionals to reflect on their work through the power of literature. Hospitals host scholar-led discussion groups and together they explore works of fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction that illuminate issues central to caring for people, whether they are well, sick, or dying.</span></p><p>Our guests are Pleun Bouricius, Director of Grants and Programs for MASSHumanities, and <a href="http://www.hampshire.edu/faculty/bmeagher.htm">Robert Meagher</a>, Professor of Humanities at Hampshire College.</p><p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81130 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter: MASS Humanities Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care Siena College Professor Karin Lin-Greenberg Wins Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction http://wamc.org/post/siena-college-professor-karin-lin-greenberg-wins-flannery-o-connor-award-short-fiction <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Karin Lin-Greenberg is an Assistant Professor at Siena College in Loudonville, NY. She is also an author and it was recently announced that her story collection, <em>Faulty Predictions</em>, won the 2013 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. This competitive award helps emerging writers get their work published and recognized nationally.</p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:50:00 +0000 Samantha Bove 80312 at http://wamc.org Siena College Professor Karin Lin-Greenberg Wins Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction "Critical Mass: Four Decades Of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades And Hurrahs" By James Wolcott http://wamc.org/post/critical-mass-four-decades-essays-reviews-hand-grenades-and-hurrahs-james-wolcott <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From his early </span>70s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> dispatches as a critic for the </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Village Voice</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on rock and roll, comedy, movies, and television to the literary criticism of the </span>80s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>90s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that made him famous, to his must-read cultural reporting for </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Vanity Fair</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">- <a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/online/wolcott">James </a></span><a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/online/wolcott" style="line-height: 1.5;">Walcott</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has had a career as a free lance critic and a literary intellectual like none other.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With his new career-spanning collection </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Critical Mass: Four Decades of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades and Hurrahs</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">- he gives us his best critical essays and cultural journalism.</span></p><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78049 at http://wamc.org "Critical Mass: Four Decades Of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades And Hurrahs" By James Wolcott "A Reader's Book Of Days: True Tales From The Lives And Works Of Writers For Every Day Of The Year" http://wamc.org/post/readers-book-days-true-tales-lives-and-works-writers-every-day-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At this time of year there are all kinds of almanacs that come out that list important days and times in the year in advance - but for readers, those famously impractical dreamers,&nbsp; </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">A Book of Days </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is a pleasurable treasure hunt going far beyond births, deaths, and publication dates.</span></p><p></p><p>Eight time Jeopardy Champion, Tom Nissley’s <em>A Readers Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers For Every Day of the Year</em>- is a day by day literary companion, part love letter to literature, part charming guide to the books most worth reading. It’s a collection that features bite size accounts both real and fictional for everyday of the year.</p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:50:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78211 at http://wamc.org "A Reader's Book Of Days: True Tales From The Lives And Works Of Writers For Every Day Of The Year" Ideas Matter: PA Humanities Council's "Based On The Book: Bestseller Cinema" http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-pa-humanities-councils-based-book-bestseller-cinema <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This morning we spotlight the </span><a href="http://www.pahumanities.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Pennsylvania Humanities Council</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and their upcoming </span><a href="http://www.pahumanities.org/engagement/events/index.php?event=5766" style="line-height: 1.5;">"Based on the Book: Bestseller Cinema"</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> presentation in Haverford, PA on Nov. 16.</span></p><p>Film Critic Bill Wine will discuss the psychological difference between reading a book and viewing a film.</p><p>Bill Wine has been writing about and teaching film throughout his career, serving as a movie critic for magazines, newspapers, radio and television and online. He served as the movie critic for Fox Television for twelve years, earning eight Emmy award nominations and winning three Emmy awards. Wine has been the movie critic for the CBS station KYW Newsradio in Philadelphia since 2001. He has also written for The Village Voice, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and many other publications. He is the Tenured professor of film, La Salle University and he joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 76841 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter: PA Humanities Council's "Based On The Book: Bestseller Cinema" John Irving: On Adaptation At The Williamstown Film Festival 10/30 http://wamc.org/post/john-irving-adaptation-williamstown-film-festival-1030 <p>Novelist <a href="http://www.john-irving.com">John Irving </a>is known for his legendary novels, <em>The World According to Garp, The Hotel New Hampshire, A Widow for One Year and A Prayer for Owen Meany</em>.</p><p>Irving will help kick off this week’s <a href="http://www.williamstownfilmfest.com">Williamstown Film Festival </a>when he’ll speak with Williams College professor Jim Shepard about Irving’s Oscar-winning adaptation of his novel&nbsp;<em>The Cider House Rules</em>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 76462 at http://wamc.org John Irving: On Adaptation At The Williamstown Film Festival 10/30