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    Angela's Ashes

    Frank McCourt talked about his book, "Angela’s Ashes", published by Scribner. The book recounts Mr. McCourt’s childhood in Brooklyn, New York, and in Limerick, Ireland, where his family returned…

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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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    Tis: A Memoir

    Frank McCourt talked about his book, Tis: A Memoir, published by Scribner. The book is a sequel to Angela’s Ashes and begins with Mr. McCourt’s emigration to America from Ireland.…

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    Angela's Ashes: Speech

    Mr. McCourt talked about his youth in Brooklyn, New York and about his career as a writer and teacher. He also talked about his book Angela’s Ashes, published by Schribner. After his…

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    Literature About New York City

    Panelists discussed their different approaches to writing about New York City. Frank McCourt taught English at public high schools in New York City for more than 30 years, Jimmy Breslin has…

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    Posterity

    Dorie McCullough Lawson introduced several fellow authors, who read selected letters from her new book, Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children, published by Doubleday. Panelists,…

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    Dave Barry and Frank McCourt

    Dave Barry is the author of thirty books and was a syndicated humor columnist for twenty-five years. His latest book, Dave Barry’s History of the Millennium (So Far), is a collection of reviews…

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    Teacher Man: A Memoir

    Frank McCourt talked about his book Teacher Man: A Memoir, published by Scribner. In this, his third memoir, he concentrated on his 30-year teaching career in the New York Public school system.…

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    Three Authors

    A video was shown of Frank McCourt talking about his book Teacher Man: A Memoir, published by Scribner, at a bookstore in Washington, D.C. on December 8, 2005. Then he was interviewed by remote…

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    Teacher Man Interview

    A video is shown of Frank McCourt talking about his book Teacher Man: A Memoir, published by Scribner, at a bookstore in Washington, D.C. on December 8, 2005. Then he was interviewed by…

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    New York Authors Panel

    A panel of authors who have written about and been inspired by New York City discussed how the city has influenced their work. They discussed what it means to be a New Yorker and if they…

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    Reflections on Careers in Writing

    As part of a project sponsored by C-SPAN Television Networks and Time Warner Cable to encourage dialog between students and national figures, Mr. McCourt spoke about his life and career as…

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    Preserving History Through Memoirs

    Authors spoke about their own memoirs and how memoirs provided a glimpse of particular historical eras and cultures. After their remarks they answered questions from the audience. The panel…

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    An Evening With Nobel and Pulitzer Prize Winners

    Pete Hamill moderated this discussion about literature and the craft of writing with authors Toni Morrison and Frank McCourt. The authors discussed a wide range of subjects pertaining to books and writing, including:…

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    Private Lives Discussion

    Moderated by Mr. Buford, authors discussed the difficulties that arise when writing a memoir, as well as the fine line between the memoir and the novel. They answered audience members' questions. Frank…

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    Connecticut College Commencement Address

    Author Frank McCourt encouraged graduates to continue to learn throughout their lives. He also related his own educational experiences.

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    Are You Somebody

    Nuala O’Faolain, a columnist, Irish Times, talked about her book, “Are You Somebody: The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman.” The book is a memoir of her life growing up as one of nine children…

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    The Memoir Explosion

    The Authors Guild Foundation hosted a panel discussion on the popularity of memoirs. The panelists discussed what kinds of traits make a good memoir and why the general public is interested in…

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    Angela's Ashes

    Author Frank McCourt talked about his first book, which is about his unhappy childhood in New York and Ireland. He was born to Irish immigrants in New York and returned to Limerick, Ireland…

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