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American literature

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Found in 88 Collections and/or Records:

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

Ann Charters Papers

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Identifier: 1998-0200
Abstract Scholar, author, photographer, and life-long editor and chronicler of Jack Kerouac and other writers of the Beat Generation, Ann Charters was born in November 1936 in Bridgeport, CT, the daughter of Nathan (a contractor) and Kate (Schultz) Danberg. She attended the University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1957) and Columbia University (M.A., 1959, Ph.D., 1965). Her papers include literary manuscripts, letters, notebooks, photographs, periodicals, broadsides, interviews, audio and video...
Dates: 1966-2017

Gregory Corso Papers

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Identifier: 1997-0105
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Gregory Corso was born 26 March 1930, in New York, NY. His career included working as a writer, manual laborer in New York City (1950-1951), and employee of the Los Angeles Examiner (Los Angeles, CA, 1951-1952), a merchant seaman on Norwegian vessels (1952-1953) and in the English department of the State University of New York at Buffalo (1965-1970).

Dates: 1957-1980

Robert Creeley Papers

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Identifier: 1978-0008
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Robert Creeley attended Harvard University, Black Mountain College and University of New Mexico. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Creeley has written novels, short stories, plays, screenplays, poetry, literary criticism and history. Creeley died in 2005.

Dates: undated, circa 1940-1978

Dani Shapiro: Black and White, 2007 October 10

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English 217: Studies in Literature and Culture, Writers of Litchfield County--Fiction. Writer/novelist Dani Shapiro reads from her novel Black and White 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: 2007 October 10

Dani Shapiro: Devotion, Spiritual Questions of Life, Death and Love, 2010 April 28

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Spring 2010: Word and Spirit. Writer/novelist Dani Shapiro reads from and discusses her memoir Devotion, which examines spiritual questions for life, death, and love. 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 April 28

Dani Shapiro: Slow Motion, A True Story (1998), 2006 September 27

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English 217: Writers of Litchfield County Nonfiction and Memoir. Writer/novelist Dani Shapiro reads from her memoir Slow Motion, A True Story (1998) 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: 2006 September 27

David Rabe: Sticks and Bones, Dinosaurs on the Roof, 2008 October 29

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Fall 2008: Playwrights of Litchfield County. Playwright and screenwriter David Rabe discusses his play Sticks and Bones, which explores the themes of communication, alienation, and racism/disgrace; and his novel Dinosaurs on the Roof, which explores the questions of faith and survival. 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 October 29

Davyne Verstandig, Robert Crooke, Robley Whitson: Creative Sustenance, Turning the Tables, 2009 April 8

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Fifteenth anniversary of the inaugural meeting of the LCWP. Robley Whitson (writer and artist) and Robert "Bob" Crooke (journalist, media executive, and teacher) turn the tables and interview Davyne Verstandig (Director of LCWP). Verstandig also reads her poetry and shows videos of her artistic work. 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 8

Diane Di Prima Papers

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Identifier: 1991-0042
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Diane Di Prima, best known for her work as a Beat poet and writer, was born 6 August 1934 in Brooklyn, New York. She attended Swarthmore College (1951-1953). Di Prima has received National Endowment for the Arts grants in 1966 for Poets Press and in 1973. She writes nonfiction, autobiographies, journals, essays, poetry and plays.

Dates: undated, 1934-1990

Diane Meier: Creative Conversations, The Season of Second Chances, 2010 May 5

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Author, marketer, and style guru Diane Meier reads from her novel The Season of Second Chances 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: 2010 May 5

Edward Dorn Papers

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Identifier: 1990-0049
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Edward Dorn was born 2 April 1929 in Villa Grove, Illinois. He studied with Charles Olson at Black Mountain College and graduated in 1955. He taught at Idaho State University at Pocatello (1961-65), the University of Essex, Great Britain (1965-1970), Northeastern Illinois University at Chicago (1970-1971), Kent State University, Ohio (1973-74) and the University of Colorado (1977-1999). Mr. Dorn died in December 1999 at the age of 70.

Dates: undated, 1956-1993

Larry Eigner Papers

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Identifier: 1974-0001
Abstract Born in 1927 in Swampscott, Massachusetts, Laurence (Larry) Eigner was a prominent American writer who authored more than 75 books of poetry as well as literary broadsides. He was born with cerebral palsy on August 7, 1927 to parents Israel and Bessie. Eigner lived most of his life—that is, his first 50 years—in his parents’ Swampscott, Massachusetts home. Though he was wheelchair-bound from birth, this did not hinder him from becoming a prolific writer. Indeed, he is known for having shared...
Dates: 1927-2003

Elizabeth Thomas and Carol Potter: Reading Selections of Their Work, 2008 April 9

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Spring 2008: The Creative Process, A Discussion Series. Elizabeth Thomas, poet and youth slam coach from UpWords Poetry, and poet Carol Potter 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: 2008 April 9

Francine du Plessix Gray: Them, 2009 March 4

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Spring 2009: Literary Prize Winners of Litchfield County. Writer and literary critic Francine du Plessix Gray reads from her memoir Them: A Memoir of Parents 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 March 4

Margaret Witter Fuller Papers

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Identifier: 1998-0202
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Margaret Witter Fuller was born 23 January 1872, in Brooklyn, New York. In 1874, the family moved to Norwich, Connecticut. Miss Fuller resided in Norwich for many years. A prolific writer, she authored many poems, plays and novels. Miss Fuller died 1 February 1954 in Boston, MA.

Dates: undated, 1903-1956

Gina Barecca and Diane Meier: Feminism, Politics, and the Power of Laughter, 2012 November 8

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Writers in Conversation: Litchfield County author, marketer, and style guru Diane Meier talks to Gina Barecca (Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of English literature and feminist theory at UConn, and humorist) about feminism, politics, and the power of laughter. 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 November 8

Helen Houghton, Susan Kinsolving, Jack Gilpin: The Music Lover's Poetry Anthology, 2008 April 2

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Spring 2008: The Creative Process, A Discussion Series. Editor Helen Houghton, poet Susan Kinsolving, and actor Jack Gilpin discuss their collaborative work The Music Lover's Poetry Anthology. Kinsolving and Gilpin also read selections. 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 April 2

Fred Ho Papers

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Identifier: 1999-0036
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Collection contains essays, articles, poetry, music, commentaries, critical reviews, speeches, video recordings and musical recordings written, performed and collected by Fred Ho [Asian American Musician, composer, writer and activist].

Dates: undated, 1892-2013

Honor Moore: Discussion of Mourning Pictures, 2008 December 3

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Fall 2008: Playwrights of Litchfield County. Poet Honor Moore reads from and discusses Mourning Pictures, her play in poetry about her mother’s death. 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 December 3

Honor Moore: Reading Selections of Her Work, 2008 April 24

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Spring 2008: The Creative Process, A Discussion Series. Poet Honor Moore reads selections from her work and discusses 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: 2008 April 24

Jennifer Almquist: Creative Sustenance, Litchfield County, Images of Hunger, 2011 April 13

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Photographer and writer Jennifer Almquist presents her photographic series Images of Hunger and discusses her work. Interviewed by Davyne Verstandig, Director of LCWP. In addition, the winners of the first Creative Sustenance Writing Contest at Torrington, Castle Yuran (poetry) and Anna Winters (prose), read their work on hunger. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2011 April 13

John Jacob: Inge Morath Lecture and Slide Show, 2004 December 9

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Writer and curator John P. Jacob reads from the writings of Inge Morath and gives a biographical overview of her life. Introduced by Davyne Verstandig, UConn lecturer and poet, and Dr. Fred Maryanski, Interim Provost at UConn. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2004 December 9

Joy Gould Boyum: Beat Films and Beat Aesthetic, 2006 March 30

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English 217: A Discussion of the 1950s Counterculture Movement. Joy Gould Boyum, author and Professor of Humanities Education and Director of the Arts and Humanities Program at New York University, discusses beat films and aesthetic, and her life and 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: 2006 March 30

Lauren Lipton: It's About Your Husband, 2007 September 26

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English 217: Studies in Literature and Culture, Writers of Litchfield County--Fiction. Author and journalist Lauren Lipton reads from her novel It's About Your Husband 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: 2007 September 26

LCWP Festival of Authors, 2001 October 13

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40 writers with diverse writing backgrounds attend LCWP festival. Several authors perform brief readings of their work. 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: 2001 October 13

Lisa Starr and Davyne Verstandig: Creative Sustenance, Poetry Readings, 2010 April 7

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Poet Laureate of Rhode Island Lisa Starr and Director of LCWP Davyne Verstandig read their poetry and discuss their work. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 2010 April 7

Lisa Starr, Robin Magowan, Juliet Mattila, Bhuchung Sonam: Reading and Discussing their Work, 2008 April 23

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Abstract Spring 2008: The Creative Process, A Discussion Series. Davyne Verstandig, Director of LCWP, leads roundtable discussion about the creative process with Robin Magowan (poet, travel writer, memoirist), Juliet Mattila (poet), Lisa Starr (poet and Poet Laureate of Rhode Island), and Bhuchung Sonam (Tibetan poet and author of Conflict of Duality). Poets also read selections of their work. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus...
Dates: 2008 April 23