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American literature

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Found in 88 Collections and/or Records:

Marie Bostwick: Fields of Gold, River's Edge, On Wings of the Morning, 2008 March 19

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Spring 2008: The Creative Process, A Discussion Series. Marie Bostwick, author of historical and women's fiction, including novels Fields of Gold, River's Edge, and On the Wings of Morning, reads from On Wings of the Morning 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: 2008 March 19

Oliver Eldridge Reads Beach Grass, 1993 April 24

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Poet Oliver Eldridge reads several poems from his book Beach Grass, which he self-published in 1992. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 1993 April 24

Joel Oppenheimer Papers

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Identifier: 1990-0056
Abstract Born in Yonkers in 1930, Joel Oppenheimer was a student of Charles Olson's at Black Mountain College from 1950-1953. He published over a dozen books of poetry, a play, a book on baseball, and was a columnist for the Village Voice from 1968 to 1984. Oppenheimer was the first director of the St. Mark's Poetry Project in Greenwich Village (from 1966 to 1968) and was an active teacher of poetry throughout his life. He died of complications from cancer in 1988....
Dates: 1925-1988

Oyez Press Records

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Identifier: 1998-0208
Abstract Founded in 1964 by Robert Hawley and Stevens van Strum, the Oyez Press initially produced a series of poetry broadsides by such notable figures as Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, William Everson, Gary Snyder, and Charles Olson. Although van Strum left in 1968, Hawley continued on with the press in his spare time, eventually publishing over 80 books in addition to numerous keepsakes and broadsides, featuring authors such as David Meltzer, Josephine Miles, Lew Welch, Philip Lamantia, and many...
Dates: 1963-1987

Peter Duchin and Brooke Hayward: Ghost of a Chance and Haywire, 2006 November 15

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English 217: Writers of Litchfield County Nonfiction and Memoir. Pianist and band leader Peter Duchin reads from his memoir Ghost of a Chance, actress and writer Brooke Hayward reads from her memoir Haywire, and they discuss their 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 November 15

Robin Magowan: Memoirs of a Minotaur, from Merrill Lynch to Patty Hearst to Poetry, 2006 October 4

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English 217: Writers of Litchfield County Nonfiction and Memoir. Poet and travel writer Robin Magowan reads from his memoir Memoirs of a Minotaur, from Merrill Lynch to Patty Hearst to Poetry, and discusses his 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 October 4

Roxana Robinson: A Perfect Stranger, 2007 November 7

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English 217: Studies in Literature and Culture, Writers of Litchfield County--Fiction. Roxana Robinson, author of novels, short stories, essays, and biography of Georgia O'Keefe, reads short story The Face-Lift from her anthology A Perfect Stranger 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 November 7

Roxana Robinson, A.R. Gurney, Lynn Bloom: Writers and Human Rights, 2009 December 2

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Abstract Fall 2009: Justice, Injustice and Human Rights! Davyne Verstandig, Director of LCWP, leads roundtable discussion about writing and human rights with Roxana Robinson (Secretary of BOT at American branch of PEN Literary Society; author of novels, short stories, essays, and biography of Georgia O'Keefe), A.R. "Pete" Gurney (prolific playwright and novelist), and Lynn Bloom (Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at UConn, Professor of English, Aetna Chair of Writing, and author of several...
Dates: 2009 December 2

Roxana Robinson: Cost, 2008 October 3

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Roxana Robinson, author of novels, short stories, essays, and biography of Georgia O'Keefe, reads from her novel Cost 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: 2008 October 3

Roxana Robinson: Short Fiction and Non-Fiction, 2010 October 4

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Fall 2010: The Works of Roxana Robinson. Roxana Robinson, author of novels, short stories, essays, and biography of Georgia O'Keefe, discusses short fiction and non-fiction. 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 October 4

Roxana Robinson: Sparta, 2013 November 1

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Abstract Writers in Conversation: Davyne Verstandig (UConn lecturer, poet, and former Director of LCWP) talks to Roxana Robinson (author of novels, short stories, essays, and biography of Georgia O'Keefe). Robinson reads first chapter of her novel Sparta, which chronicles the experience of a young soldier struggling to adjust to civilian life after returning from Iraq, and dicusses how she came to write this book. Introduced by Kathy Knapp, Director of LCWP. This presentation is part of the...
Dates: 2013 November 1

Roxana Robinson: The Long View, or Family, Entitlement and Other Unsettling Subjects, 2010 December 6

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Fall 2010: The Works of Roxana Robinson. Roxana Robinson, author of novels, short stories, essays, and biography of Georgia O'Keefe, reads short story Family Christmas 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 December 6

Roxana Robinson: The Trilogy--Sweetwater, This is My Daughter, Cost, 2010 November 15

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Fall 2010: The Works of Roxana Robinson. Roxana Robinson, author of novels, short stories, essays, and biography of Georgia O'Keefe, reads from novel Cost, and discusses her trilogy of novels and their overarching theme the American myth of entitlement. 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 November 15

Ed Sanders Papers

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Identifier: 1978-0002
Abstract Collection materials reflect Sanders' literary and publishing work, affinities with writers from both the Beat and New York Schools of poetry, and political organizing activities and interests, including his pacifism, opposition to the Vietnam War and nuclear weapons, and advocacy for sexual freedom, legalization of marijuana, and freedom of expression. The collection includes manuscripts of poems, books, articles, and lyrics; correspondence; manuscript submissions and page proofs;...
Dates: undated, 1955-1976

Aram Saroyan Papers

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Identifier: 1978-0004
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Aram Saroyan was born in 1943, the son of American writer and playwright William Saroyan. In addition to several volumes of poetry, Saroyan has published several autobiographical novels, including The Street, in addition to a critical study of beat poet Lew Welch and a biography of his father.

Dates: undated, 1950-1977

Catherine Seelye Papers

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Identifier: 1998-0211
Abstract Research notes, correspondence, and transcriptions for Charles Olson and Ezra Pound: An Encounter at St. Elizabeths (NY: Grossman, 1975), edited by Catherine Seelye. Seelye was a librarian at the University of Connecticut, which holds the Charles Olson Papers. Her edited book reproduces notes, essays, and poems Olson wrote during his frequent visits with Ezra Pound at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., after Pound was declared mentally unfit to...
Dates: undated, 1917-1978; Majority of material found within 1973 - 1976

Slow Loris Press Records

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Identifier: 1998-0212
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The Slow Loris Press was a independent non-profit venture headed by Anthony and Patricia Petrosky. The Slow Loris Press focused on publishing a poetry magazine called Rapport which evolved into a more wide ranging format with the start of the Slow Loris Reader (SLR) in 1978. The Press also published chapbooks and broadsides. It ceased operation in 1984 principally due to insufficient financial support.

Dates: 1971-1984

Walter Snow Papers

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Identifier: 1975-0005
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The papers include the correspondence, short stories, journalistic articles, correspondence, poems, novels, and plays of journalist, essayist, novelist and pulp fiction writer, Walter Snow.

Dates: undated, 1926-1973

Susan Kinsolving and Elizabeth MacDonald: Sharing their Work, 2008 April 16

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Abstract Spring 2008: The Creative Process, A Discussion Series. Artist Elizabeth MacDonald presents a slideshow of images and poet Susan Kinsolving reads selections from their collaborative work, and they discuss the creative process. Interviewed by Davyne Verstandig, Director of LCWP, and Pamela Bramble, Associate Professor of Painting and Head of the Litchfield County Arts Project. This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the...
Dates: 2008 April 16

Susan Kinsolving and Jack Gilpin: Torrington Poet, 2005 April 27

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Poet Susan Kinsolving reads Elizabeth Bishop poems and actor Jack Gilpin reads Robert Lowell poems, then discuss the poets' work, lives, and relationship with each other. 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: 2005 April 27

Susan Kinsolving and Matthew Cowles: Poems of Tennessee Williams, 2009 April 17

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Poet Susan Kinsolving and actor and playwright Matthew Cowles read the poems of Tennessee Williams and discuss his life and 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: 2009 April 17

Taylor Mali: April Poetry Month, 2007 April 10

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Slam poet, humorist, teacher, and voiceover artist Taylor Mali performs poetry 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 April 10

Ted Thompson: The Land of Steady Habits, 2014 September 18

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Writers in Conversation: Ted Thompson reads from and discusses his novel The Land of Steady Habits, which is about a man who must reckon with the high cost of the good life. Interviewed 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: 2014 September 18

The Inaugural Reception of the LCWP, 1994 April 8

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Inaugural LCWP reception hosted by Adrienne Lyon, Director of UConn Torrington. Speakers include Dr. Fred Maryanski, Associate Provost at UConn; Bruce Frasier, Executive Director of the CT Humanities Council; David Parker (gives a eulogy to Harrison Salisbury); Donald Connery (speaks in place of playwright Robert Anderson). This presentation is part of the Litchfield County Writers Project, which was based at the Torrington campus of the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 1994 April 8

Tom Hunt: Cliffs of Despair, Journey to the Edge, 2006 November 1

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English 217: Writers of Litchfield County Nonfiction and Memoir. Retired history teacher and local historian Tom Hunt reads from his book Cliffs of Despair: Journey to the Edge and discusses his 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 November 1

Tom Schachtman: Celebrating the Year of Science, 2009 February 20

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Spring 2009: Literary Prize Winners of Litchfield County. Author, journalist, filmmaker, and educator Tom Schachtman discusses writing and his work. He has published books across a variety of topics, including histories, biographies, and books for children. 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 February 20

Tommy Simpson and Karen LaFleur: Furniture Maker and Digital Narrative Artist, 2008 March 26

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Abstract Spring 2008: The Creative Process, A Discussion Series. Digital narrative artist Karen LaFleur presents video titled C524 A Folktale Variant... The Search for Lost Love and slideshow titled Text & Image: the art of sudden fiction & visual narrative, and discusses her life and work. Furniture maker Tommy Simpson also presents a slide show about and discusses his life and work. Interviewed by Davyne Verstandig, Director of LCWP, and Pamela Bramble, Associate Professor of Painting and...
Dates: 2008 March 26

Wendell Minor: Creative Conversations, April 27, 2011

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Author and illustrator Wendell Minor presents a slide show of selected book covers he created, and discusses his work and 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: April 27, 2011