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Found in 70 Collections and/or Records:

Adam Van Doren Remembers Mark Van Doren, 1994 October 16

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Abstract Artist and author Adam Van Doren discusses his late grandfather, poet, writer, and critic Mark Van Doren, reads his grandfather's poem The Hills of Little Cornwall, and shows 1/2 hour biographical film titled Mark Van Doren: Portrait of a Poet. Introduced by Adrienne Lyon, Director of UConn Torrington, and Donald Connery, local author, independent journalist, and historian. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the...
Dates: 1994 October 16

An Evening with A.R. Gurney, 2005 December 7

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Playwright A.R. Gurney discusses his life and work. Interviewed by Davyne Verstandig, Director of LCWP, and John Long, Professor of Film and Drama. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2005 December 7

An Evening with Burton Bernstein, 1995 October 6

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Writer and editer Burton Bernstein discusses his life in Litchfield County, his biography on James Thurber, and his years at the New Yorker. Introduced by Adrienne Lyon, Director of UConn Torrington, and Davyne Verstandig, UConn lecturer and poet. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 1995 October 6

An Evening with Dani Shapiro, 2009 September 2

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Writer/novelist Dani Shapiro discusses the art of the memoir in the context of her memoir Slow Motion, A True Story. Interviewed by Davyne Verstandig, Director of LCWP. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2009 September 2

An Evening with Frank Delaney and Diane Meier, 2011 October 27

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Husband and wife creative team Frank Delaney (novelist) and Diane Meier (author, marketer, and style guru) discuss their short story contribution, Faux Jane, to the compilation Jane Austen Made Me Do It. Introduced by Kathy Knapp, new Director of LCWP (Davyne Verstandig moved away from role August 2011). This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2011 October 27

An Evening with Honor Moore, 1994 October 21

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Poet Honor Moore reads her poems and discusses her life and work. Introduced by Adrienne Lyon, Director of UConn Torrington, and Donald Connery, local author, independent journalist, and historian. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 1994 October 21

An Evening with Madeleine L'Engle, 1995 September 22

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Madeleine L'Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Time and other YA fiction, discusses the power of words. Introduced by Adrienne Lyon, Director of UConn Torrington. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 1995 September 22

An Evening with Marianna Mayer, 1994 November 4

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Writer and artist Marianna Mayer discusses what Roxbury and CT has meant to her life and work. Introduced by Adrienne Lyon, Director of UConn Torrington, and Donald Connery, local author, independent journalist, and historian. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 1994 November 4

An Evening with Suzy Kline, 1995 November 3

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Abstract Teacher and children's literature author Suzy Kline discusses creation of children's literature and conducts an interactive reading from her Horrible Harry book series with several selected members of the audience. Audience includes adults and children. Introduced by Dr. Ken Fuchsman, member of the Board of Directors for the LCWP and faculty in the UConn Bachelor of General Studies program. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington...
Dates: 1995 November 3

An Evening with Tom Dulack, 1995 April 21

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Writer and playwright Tom Dulack, author of the play Incommunicado about Ezra Pound, discusses writing, his life, and his work. Introduced by Adrienne Lyon, Director of UConn Torrington, and Donald Connery, local author, independent journalist, and historian. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 1995 April 21

Ann Charters: Women and the Beat Generation, 2006 April 13

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English 217: A Discussion of the 1950s Counterculture Movement. Ann Charters, Professor of American Literature at UConn, reads beat poetry and discusses it. Interviewed by Davyne Verstandig, Director of LCWP. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2006 April 13

Ann Leary, Marie Bostwick, Lauren Lipton: Creative Conversations, 2009 May 1

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Spring 2009: Literary Prize Winners of Litchfield County. Ann Leary (writer), Marie Bostwick (historical and women's fiction author), and Lauren Lipton (author and journalist) read selections from their work and discuss the creative process. Interviewed by Davyne Verstandig, Director of LCWP. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2009 May 1

Ann Leary: The Good House, 2013 October 25

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Writers in Conversation: Litchfield County author and journalist Lauren Lipton talks to acclaimed author Ann Leary about her novel The Good House, about a woman who is a well-regarded real-estate broker in denial about her alcoholism. Introduced by Kathy Knapp, Director of LCWP. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2013 October 25

Anne Waldman: Buddhism and the Beat Generation, 2006 March 16

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English 217: A Discussion of the 1950s Counterculture Movement. Beat poet Anne Waldman, whose work centers on counterculture, the beat generation, and Buddhism, plays a poem by Allen Ginsberg set to music, performs selections of her own work, and discusses her experiences with Buddhism. Interviewed by Davyne Verstandig, Director of LCWP. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2006 March 16

Antoinette Bosco: Choosing Mercy, A Mother of Murder Victims Pleads to End the Death Penalty, 2006 October 18

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English 217: Writers of Litchfield County Nonfiction and Memoir. Journalist and syndicated columnist Antoinette Bosco reads from her book Choosing Mercy: A Mother of Murder Victims Pleads to End the Death Penalty, and discusses her advocacy to end capital punishment. Interviewed by Davyne Verstandig, Director of LCWP. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2006 October 18

Barbara Parsons: Reawakening Through Nature, A Prison Reflection and Puzzle Pieces, 2007 October 25

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Abstract Writer, gardener, and former inmate Barbara Parsons reads from and discusses her essay Reawakening through Nature: a Prison Reflection and her memoir Puzzle Pieces. Puzzle Pieces was published in Couldn't Keep it to Myself: Testimonies From Our Imprisoned Sisters, an anthology of pieces written by inmates at York Prison and edited by Wally Lamb. Interviewed by Davyne Verstandig, Director of LCWP, and Nan Taylor, Professor of Psychology. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County...
Dates: 2007 October 25

Benjamin Hale: The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, 2012 October 6

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The (Young) Writer's Life: an all-day event for young, aspiring writers. Novelist Benjamin Hale reads from and discusses his book The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, which details the rise and fall of the world's first speaking chimpanzee. Introduced by Kathy Knapp, Director of LCWP. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2012 October 6

Bill C. Davis: Discussion of Avow, 2008 September 24

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Fall 2008: Playwrights of Litchfield County. Playwright and actor Bill C. Davis discusses his play Avow, which explores faith, spirituality, and the human condition. Interviewed by Davyne Verstandig, Director of LCWP. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2008 September 24

Brenda Murphy: Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, 2009 March 25

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Spring 2009: Literary Prize Winners of Litchfield County. Brenda Murphy, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of English at UConn, discusses Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman. Interviewed by Davyne Verstandig, Director of LCWP. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2009 March 25

Brenda Murphy: Discussing Arthur Miller's Play All My Sons, 2008 September 3

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Fall 2008: Playwrights of Litchfield County. Brenda Murphy, author and Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of English at UConn, discusses Arthur Miller's play All My Sons, which deconstructs the American Dream. Interviewed by Davyne Verstandig, Director of LCWP. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2008 September 3

Burton Bernstein: Family Matters, 2006 September 20

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English 217: Writers of Litchfield County Nonfiction and Memoir. Burton Bernstein, staff writer for The New Yorker, reads from his memoir Family Matters, a piece about his brother, conductor Leonard Bernstein, and discusses his work and his brother. Interviewed by Davyne Verstandig, Director of LCWP. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2006 September 20

Cady McClain: In Celebration of Poetry Month, 2009 April 3

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Spring 2009: Literary Prize Winners of Litchfield County. Actress, singer, and author/poet Cady McClain shows slides of her postcard collages, reads her poetry, sings her lyrics, and discusses her work. Interviewed by Davyne Verstandig, Director of LCWP. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2009 April 3

Candace Bushnell: Trading Up and Lipstick Jungle, 2007 October 24

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English 217: Studies in Literature and Culture, Writers of Litchfield County--Fiction. Writer, journalist, and TV producer Candace Bushnell reads from her novel Trading Up, and discusses her novels Trading Up and Lipstick Jungle, as well as her other work. Interviewed by Davyne Verstandig, Director of LCWP. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2007 October 24

Candance Bushnell, Honor Moore, David Rabe, Roxana Robinson, Rose Styron: Freedom to Write, 2011 March 28

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Abstract World-renowned authors and PEN American Center members Candace Bushnell (writer, journalist, and TV producer), Honor Moore (poet), David Rabe (playwright and screenwriter), Roxana Robinson (author of novels, short stories, essays, and biography of Georgia O'Keefe), and Rose Styron (poet, journalist, translator, and human rights activist) read selections from the PEN Freedom to Write program and discuss their perspectives and personal involvement with PEN. Interviewed by Davyne Verstandig,...
Dates: 2011 March 28

Carol Wallace Tours LCWP Collection, 1994 Spring

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Adrienne Lyon, Director of UConn Torrington, gives tour of Litchfield County writers book collection to local artist Carol Wallace. Adrienne and Carol discuss design concepts for a print to commemorate the first year of the collection and to be displayed at inaugural LCWP reception on April 8, 1994. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 1994 Spring

Charles and Sally Van Doren: Emily Dickinson, Poems of Love, Poems of Loss, 2008July 18

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Charles Van Doren, writer and UConn professor, reads poems of Emily Dickinson and discusses her work. Sally Van Doren, poet and visual artist, reads from her collection Sex at Noon Taxes. Introduced by Davyne Verstandig, Director of LCWP. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2008July 18

Charles Van Doren: Discussing Mark and Carl Van Doren, 2009 April 29

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Spring 2009: Literary Prize Winners of Litchfield County. Charles Van Doren, writer and UConn professor, discusses the lives and work of his father Mark Van Doren (poet, writer, and critic) and his uncle Carl Van Doren (critic, biograper, and teacher). Interviewed by Davyne Verstandig, Director of LCWP. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2009 April 29

Charles Van Doren: Fanny's Girl, 2010 July 16

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Charles Van Doren, writer and UConn professor, reads from the novels of his mother, novelist Dorothy Graffe Van Doren, and discusses her writing and her life. Interviewed by Davyne Verstandig, Director of LCWP. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2010 July 16

Charles Van Doren: Reading Robert Frost, 2007 July 18

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Writer and UConn professor Charles Van Doren reads 18 Robert Frost poems and discusses the poet's work. Introduced by Davyne Verstandig, Director of LCWP. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2007 July 18

Charlotte Rogan: The Lifeboat (2012), 2012

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Writers in Conversation: Litchfield County author Dani Shapiro talks to writer Charlotte Rogan about her novel The Lifeboat, which centers on the survivors of a shipwreck. Introduced by Kathy Knapp, Director of LCWP. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2012