Friday, December 07, 2007

Dec 10-14 Programs

Hi Folks,

I'm headed for The Big Apple this week to give a reading from I Hear Voices at the Border's on 57th St. in mid-town Manhattan on Tuesday. Whoop-de-doo! Hopefully, more than five people will show up. I've worked so hard to drum up a crowd, I've even invited my best friend's brother from high school!. In my absence, Lori Skelton will be hosting the show to kick off the week and she's come up with a couple of dandy topics:

Monday: Lori Skelton talks with James Devita, APT actor and author of the recent novel "The Silenced," and Deborah Ellis, award-winning author of children's books, about contemporary literary role models for young girls and the challenge of crafting an identity when the world around you is far from stable.

Tuesday: Lori Skelton and guests discuss Winter Solstice celebrations, through time and across cultures.

Wednesday: Curious about what international students think of America? We'll talk with four winners of a UW international student essay contest representing four continents.

Thursday: The Paradox of the Ganga: India's Most Sacred River and its Pollutants, a journey narrated by a British documentarian.

Friday: (My Pick of the Week) The great Italian humanist, Primo Levi, much to his surprise, received a package of goodies for Christmas while he was in Auschwitz. Poet Ernesto Livorni of the Italian Department, UW-Madison, reads and discusses Levi's essay, "Christmas in Auschwitz." You'll love it!

Wish me luck!



Brian Dunbar said...

Good luck and have fun.

Amy said...

Hi Jean,
Molly Peacock told me about your reading, and I'm going to do my best to be there! Hope to meet you.