Chautauqua (NY) Amphitheater
Essayist, author, playwright and PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer television commentator Roger Rosenblatt will interview a stellar line up of major American writers during the week of July 7 through July 11 on Chautauqua's Ampitheater stage. His guests for literary conversation will be:
Monday, July 7th: Former (two term) US Poet Laureate Billy Collins, whose most recent collection is The Trouble With Poetry and Other Poems (2005).
Tuesday, July 8th: Novelist E.L Doctorow, author of Ragtime (1976) and World's Fair (1986) and The March (2005).
Wednesday, July 9th: Novelist an Lockport native Joyce Carol Oates, author of Them (1970), We Were the Mulvaneys (1996), and The Gravedigger's Daughter (2007).
Thursday, July 10th: Novelist Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club (1989), The Kitchen God’s Wife (1991), and The Bonesetter’s Daughter (2001).
Friday, July 11th: Cartoonist Gary Trudeau, creator of Doonesbury, the first comic strip ever to awarded a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning.
All the lectures begin at promptly at 10:45 a.m. and are approximately an hour in length. The Chautauqua Institution is located between the northwest shore of Chautauqua Lake and US Route 394, about 5 miles south of Mayville. For a grid calendar of all Week 3 events at Chautauqua, visit Chautauqua Institution > Week 3 Grid Calendar. For a list of all lectures, topics, and speakers this summer at Chautauqua, visit ciweb.org | 2008 Program | Lectures & Theme Weeks .