Posts Tagged 'Aaron Krumheuer'

Southern writer to speak on women’s role in Civil War

Southern writer to speak on women’s role in Civil War

Many women during the Civil War would not dance with a man if he was not in uniform, said Pat Carr, writer-in-residence at the Writers’ Center, and some would refuse to flirt with, go on a date with or get engaged to a man if he was not in the Army, either.

“Having been through almost all the wars we’ve been through in this century, I’m pretty much a pacifist,” Carr said. “So I find it pretty reprehensible that women told guys, ‘Go fight, go fight.’ It’s like standing around in the school yard encouraging the boys to beat each other to a pulp.”

Wilkerson to speak on Great Migration north

Wilkerson to speak on Great Migration north

The final week of the Chautauqua season has been spent discussing “The Path to the Civil War.” Yet it was the long path after the war that Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle author Isabel Wilkerson is concerned with in this week’s selection, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.

Literary Arts Friends announce poetry, prose contest winners

Literary Arts Friends announce poetry, prose contest winners

After a summer of writing and revising, the winners are in. On the front porch of Alumni Hall Sunday, winners of the annual poetry and prose contests were announced and given their awards.

Sponsored by the Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends, the contest was coordinated by Karen Wyatt and Fred Zirm. It opened early in the season on June 25 and closed Aug. 15.

Babcock announces four 2012 CLSC selections on Bryant Day

Babcock announces four 2012 CLSC selections on Bryant Day

On Bryant Day, members of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle gathered to ring the bells of Miller Bell Tower.

Bryant Day was the last hurrah of the Class of 2011 and the first of the 2012 reading season, whose vertical theme is “Character.”

At the service, Sherra Babcock, director of the Department of Education, announced four of the upcoming CLSC book selections, the most that has been chosen this early in years.

Wood discusses Civil War’s Revolutionary origins

Wood discusses Civil War’s Revolutionary origins

One hundred and fifty years ago, the Civil War tore apart North and South. For Gordon S. Wood, an author and lifelong scholar of the American Revolution, it had been a long time coming.

He will be the first speaker for this week’s theme of “The Path to the Civil War,” and at 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, he will lecture on “The Revolutionary Origins of the Civil War.”

Writers lead workshops on historical fiction, new poetry

Writers lead workshops on historical fiction, new poetry

Civil War buffs will relish Pat Carr’s workshop this week on writing a Civil War novel, and poets looking for new work will find it with Nancy Krygowski’s fresh prompts.

It is the first visit for both writers-in-residence, and they will read selections from their work at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall.

Bryant Day rings in the new CLSC season

Bryant Day rings in the new CLSC season

On Saturday morning, the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle Class of 2011 will climb the steps of the Miller Bell Tower, take hold and pull the ropes for the Bryant Bell.

The 1,000-pound chime will ring in the new CLSC reading season — and say farewell to the old.

Brady to speak on poetry canon, how it disappeared, what it means

Brady to speak on poetry canon, how it disappeared, what it means

Returning poet-in-residence Philip Brady will speak on the fractured landscape of poetry in his lecture “Ginsberg in Ballydehob: The Dissolving Canon of American Poetry” at 12:15 p.m. today at the Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall.

The name of his speech comes from an old Irish poet who once asked Brady, with a wag of the finger, “Who are your contemporaries?” In an age of thousands of small publishers, new graduate programs, poetry ’zines and blogs, his answer is a bit more complicated than it seems.