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Arts & Culture
10:32 am
Sun August 28, 2011

Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Reading: Joyce Dyer

Continuing with our series of faculty readings from the 2011 Antioch Writers' Workshop, Joyce Dyer is the author of 4 books and an English professor at Hiram College in Ohio. 

Here she reads an essay that originally appeared in Come What May: an Anthology of Writings about Chance.  It's called "Reunion."

Books
12:09 pm
Mon August 22, 2011

Book Nook: Stealing Mona Lisa by Carson Morton

On August 22, 1911 the Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris. It took a couple of years to recover the painting. It had been taken by an Italian nationalist who hoped to repatriate the painting back to Italy.

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Arts & Culture
10:36 am
Sun August 21, 2011

Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Reading: Rakesh Satyal

Continuing our series of faculty readings from this summer's Antioch Writers' Workshop, we hear from Rakesh Satyal.  Satyal is the author of Blue Boy and has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies.  He's also an editor at HarperCollins.

In this selection Satyal reads from a new novel in progress called They Couldn't Pronounce Our Names.

Books
12:33 pm
Mon August 15, 2011

Book Nook: Reign of Madness by Lynn Cullen

Juana the Mad has been depicted by some historians as a 16th century Spanish queen who was insane. She was the daughter of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand. Juana was so far down the chain of succession that she was never expected to ascend to the throne.

But she did. Then she spent most of her long life as a virtual prisoner while a succession of men, her husband, her father, then her son, ruled Juana's empire while she languished in seclusion. Lynn Cullen was intrigued by the rather mythical aspects of Juana's reign. She decided to write a historical novel about it.

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Books
1:44 pm
Tue August 9, 2011

Book Nook: Humiliation by Wayne Koestenbaum

Wayne Koestenbaum has written widely on a variety of subjects. While he is probably known best as a poet, he is also a distinguished professor of English at the City University of New York. In this interview he describes the process of creating an unusual new course of study for his students.

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