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    Essayist, author, playwright and PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer television commentator Roger Rosenblatt will interview a stellar line up of major American
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 30, 2008

      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 .

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