1/9/15:"Billy Collins/Mary Oliver," Manchester Community College;3/31/15: Book discussion/signing, Enfield Public Library; 2/13/15:Book discussion/signing, Middlesex Community College; 5/13/15, "Walt Whitman," Manchester Community College
Selected past events:
WED. Jan. 8: "Emily Dickinson: This Was A Poet," lecture at the Wood Memorial Library, So. Windsor CT.
FRI., Jan. 10 Lecture on Emily Dickinson at Manchester Community College
TUES., Jan. 14, Hamden Public Library, discussion leader for two films on "Work"
WED., Jan. 22, discussion leader for Little Theatre of Manchester Lunchtime Lecture on upcoming production of "Noises Off."
SAT. FEB. 8, Discussion leader, Hagaman Memorial Library, "Man in the Gray Flannel Suit"
MON., FEB. 10, Lecture, "Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance," Manchester Community College
FRI., FEB. 28, Lecture, "Robert Frost: Fire and Ice," Manchester Community College
SELECTED EVENTS 2013
August 29, Summer Author Exposition, Torrington;
June 24, "Poets Kay Ryan & Richard Blanco," Southington Public Library; May 15, Lecture/Discussion, "You Can't Take It With You," Little Theatre of Manchester; April 8,Lecture/Discussion, "Robert Frost: Fire And Ice," Middlesex Community College, Middlesex Institute of Lifelong Learning;March 13,Lecture/ Discussion, "Our Town," Little Theatre of Manchester. Feb. 16 Ct. Authors and Publishers Assoc. meeting, Avon: "Writing From Your Life.:
March 8: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, UConn Waterbury, "Emily Dickinson: Her Life & Work"
April 18: Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Learning, "Robert Frost"
SELECTED EVENTS 2012
Sept.-Dec.: "Victorian Secrets: Four English Novels", Hagaman Public Library, East Haven CT.
Sept. 20&27: "Writing from Your Life," South Windosr Public Library.
May 12: "Writing from Your Life", CAPA Univ., Ct. Authors & Publisher's Assoc., Hartford.
April 23: "Emily Dickinson", Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Learning," Middletown.
March 7, "Broadway in the 50s", Little Theatre of Manchester.
Feb.-April: "Literature & Medicine," 6-part series, Goodwin College, East Hartford
SELECTED EVENTS 2011
July 31 Panel, Emily Dickinson Intl. Society Annual Meeting, Amherst MA
May 20 Book Discussion: LETTERS TO A TEACHER, West Hartford Public Library
May 9 Discussing Memoir Writing, S/E Ct. Authors and publishers Association
March 21 Book Disc. Leader, BILLY BOYLE, Harwinton CT Public Library;
March 24 Book Disc. Leader, THE HELP, Cromwell CT Public Library;
April 24, Book Disc. Leader, A DEATH IN THE FAMILY, McAuley, W. Hartford
April 29 Book Disc. Leader, STONES INTO SCHOOLS, UUS:East, Manchester CT;
May 20, Book Disc. Leader, LETTERS TO A TEACHER, W. Hartford CT Public Library;
May 29, "Maintaining A Sense Of Wonder" lay-led service at UUS:East, Manchester CT
October 24,Presenter/Discussion Leader: "Langston Hughes And The American Dream" Middlesex Community College, Middletown CT.
OTHER EVENTS 2011
May 7, Ct. Forum, Bushnell Center, READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN 2010
May 9, "Writing from Your Life," Ct. Authors & Pub. Assoc., S/W Chapter;
December 12 Reading/Signing for FROM MY LIFE ON DECEMBER 1 P.M. at the Unitarian-Universalist Society:,153 W. Vernon St., Manchester CT
12/27/10"Love In The Time of Cholera," McAuley retirement community, West Hartford CT;
Oct. 2010-Feb. 2011 "Literature And Medicine," Mid-State Medical Center, Meriden CT;
Nov. 9, 2010 "The Glass Castle," Cromwell Public Library, Cromwell CT;
Oct. 27, 2010 "Song Of The Lark," McAuley retirement community, West Hartford CT
Jan. 19, 2010, "Langston Hughes," Unitarian-Universalist Society: East, Manchester CT
LITERATURE FOR A LIFETIME (Ct.Humanities Council): Book discussion, Three Cups of Tea, Cromwell Public Library, March 25, 2010, 7 p.m.
LITERATURE FOR A LIFETIME (Connecticut Humanities Council)
Four American Poets, Part II: Wallingford Public Library: Robert Frost, 1/13, 2-3:30 p.m.; Langston Hughes, 1/20, 7-8 p.m.; Elizabeth Bishop, 1/27, 2-3:30 p.m.; Rita Dove, 2/3, 7-8:30 p.m.
Ct. Humanities Council Book Discussion of Randy Pausch's The Last Lecture, Portland Public Library, Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m.
LITERATURE FOR A LIFETIME (Connecticut Humanities Council), Trumbull Public Library, Sundays at 2 p.m: Walt Whitman, March 22; Emily Dickinson, April 5; Billy Collins, April 19; Mary Oliver, April 26
Life-Span Religious Educaton Series. Unitarian-Universalist Society, Manchester Connecticut. Co-leader, three sessions on three writers, emphazing U-U values:
Henry David Thoreau, September 29
Mary Oliver, October 13
Emily Dickinson, October 27
UUS:E Life-Span Religious Education Series Langston Hughes. Hughes’ poetry greatly influenced the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday we celebrate that week. Join facilitator David Garnes as we explore Hughes in the context of Unitarian-Universalist values and principles.
PAST EVENTS, 2008
LITERATURE FOR A LIFETIME (Connecticut Humanities Council) book discusions
January 6: BILLY BOYLE, by James Benn, Cromwell Public Library, 7-8:30 p.m.
January-March: AMERICAN POETS DISCUSSION SERIES - All at the Wallingford Public Library, 2-3:30 p.m.
January 22 - WALT WHITMAN
February 5 - EMILY DICKINSON
February 19 - BILLY COLLINS
March 4 - MARY OLIVER
April 17 - Wallingford Public Library - discussion/reading/signing of my book AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER: POEMS OF AN AMERICAN CHILDHOOD.
April 10 - Southington Public Library - ATONEMENT
October 14 - Windsor Public Library -GIRLS OF TENDER AGE