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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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