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Orlando Arts BlogRollins College houses a chorus of literary voices. There's Billy Collins, a former U.S. poet laureate who may just be one of the most visible versifiers in this country. There's the critic Terry Teachout, author of biographies on characters as ...
Zap2ItIn a pivotal moment of the Friday, April 1, premiere of CBS' "Chaos," CIA agent Rick Martinez eats a live scorpion. Surrounded by a band of machete- and gun-wielding rebels, in the middle of a desert, he's putting them on notice that he's crazy tough....
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama's evening of poetry at the White House set off Republican critics before the artists had uttered a word. The first lady invited prominent writers, musicians and a rapper to perform Wednesday night to showcase the...
Orlando Arts BlogThe Winter Park Institute (WPI) kicks off its third season of seminars, lectures, readings, master classes, performances, open discussions and exhibits (whew!) on Sunday, Sept. 19. As usual, the event isÂ free and open to the public.Â It takes plac...
One thing to know about your club: We meet at one another's homes once a month in the Printers Row and Dearborn Park areas of the South Loop. We try to match the food we serve to the book we are reading. Every July, we read poetry to one another on the...
Orlando Arts BlogBy Joseph Freeman, Orlando Sentinel Narrated by the calming vocal chords of Garrison Keillor, The Writer's Almanac is National Public Radio's daily, five-minute run down of notable moments in literary history. Mostly, we get the birthdays and brief...
Orlando Arts BlogBy Tod Caviness As we roll through National Poetry Month, you tend to hear Billy Collins' name so often thrown about as an ambassador and cheerleader of poetry you can almost forget that he's a poet. If so, get reacquainted. “Horoscopes for the...
Things to know about our book club: Our book club began in Glenview during the big snow in 1967 when two mothers, snowed in with young children, decided to organize a neighborhood book club for much-needed intellectual stimulation. We started with six...
FOX40 NewsBilly Collins spent the last 13 years of his life unable to communicate and barely able to do simple tasks. He was put into a semi-coma when a 15-pound rock flew through the windshield of his semi-truck and hit him in the forehead. That was in 1997, when...
Orlando Arts Blog - Orlando Sentinel- A young adult vampire series with interesting characters and a bit of political savvy? You can thank UCF professor Susan Hubbard for her welcome contributions to the seemingly unstoppable trend at her book signings this month. Hubbard will be stopping...
Sentinel School ZoneÂ» Orlando Sentinel â Sentinel School ZoneAttention, book fans: UCF is hosting its inaugural book festival this weekÂ with dozens of events that are free and open to the public on Saturday. A ribbon-cutting ceremony kicks things off at 8:45 a.m. at the main festival site, UCF Arena. Book...
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