It was 95 degrees the day the newly renovated Alumni Hall was dedicated in 2007. Rows of chairs were set up in the blazing sun, but the crowd stood in the shade.
The history of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center, now celebrating its 25th season, has always seemed to consist of a determined few fighting to support literary arts on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution.
This Sunday, following a 3:30 p.m. reading on the Alumni Hall porch, the Chautauqua Literary Arts Friends invites the public to join in a reception celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Writers’ Center. The reading will feature poet Phil Terman and prose writer Kristin Kovacic, while the reception will include an introduction by Institution President Tom Becker.