This symposium brought together a master moderator/poet and two prominent members of the New York literary scene to read from their works and discuss the ins and outs of the literary business. Drawing on their deep experience, Daniel Menaker and Roger Rosenblatt, along with Billy Collins, will offer an inside view of how editors and writers manage their delicate negotiations in a time when communications technology seems to be threatening the print medium.
2010 - 2011 Season
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Billy Collins, two-time US Poet Laureate, is the inaugural scholar of Winter Park Institute and has served as Senior Distinguished Fellow since 2008. In addition to his literary contributions, he brings to campus a variety of scholars to engage in enlightened discussions.
After being the youngest HouseMaster in the history of Harvard Roger Rosenblatt served a term as director of education at the National Endowment for the Humanities. His essays for The News Hour have won a Peabody and an Emmy award, and essays for Time magazine have won two George Polk Awards.
Daniel Menaker was born in New York City in 1941. He attended Swarthmore College, graduating in 1963 with High Honors, and received a Master’s Degree in English Literature from the Johns Hopkins University in 1965.