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  • emWhy Readem
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    Why Read?

    Professor Edmundson talks about his book Why Read?, published by Bloomsbury USA. The book is on the relationship between a liberal arts education and literature. The author writes that…

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  • Freedom to Write Lecture
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    Freedom to Write Lecture

    Author Christopher Hitchens delivered the 2010 PEN World Voices Festival’s Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture. The lecture was titled “Crucibles: Past and Present.” A conversation…

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  • emUnacknowledged Legislation Writersem
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    Unacknowledged Legislation: Writers

    Christopher Hitchens talked about the relationship between literature and politicians. He talked about writers who have entered the arena of political debate, ranging from Oscar Wilde’s…

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  • emFor the Sake of Argumentem
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    For the Sake of Argument

    Christopher Hitchens discussed the recent publication of his book, For the Sake of Argument, which is a compendium of articles that he has written. He stated that the purpose of this book was a reply…

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  • Poetry Readings For Children
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    Poetry Readings For Children

    Selections from works by Ogden Nash, Alfred Tennyson, Rudyard Kipling, Shel Silverstein, Mattie Stepanek, Joseph Bottum, and others were read in front of an invited audience. Joseph Bottum…

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    Discussion of Homer's Odyssey

    Professor Lombardo and other panelists discussed his latest translation of Homer’s Odyssey and talked about the enduring importance of the work. During the course of the discussion Mr. Lombardo…

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  • Political Books
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    Political Books

    Participants talked about what they are currently reading and writing and reflecting on writing as a profession. They also took questions from the audience.

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