Drawing on the two million words of Thoreau’s Journal, author and editor Geoff Wisner describes how Thoreau became an ecologist before the term was coined, and how he revived frozen creatures, hypnotized a woodchuck, and even captured a flying squirrel in his handkerchief. Sponsored by the Thoreau Society.
Because a brilliant mathematician and astronomer who lived in Persia in the twelfth century rebelled against the bigotry and fanaticism around him and sought escape in the pleasures of poetry and philosophy, we have him to thank for one of the most delightful, provocative and widely quoted poems in literature. Soliloquist J.A. Reynolds displays an astonishing ability to bring to life the atmosphere of the Middle East cafe. His dramatic interpretation of The Rubaiyat gives another dimension to this masterpiece of world literature.
A reading of a new play by Washington Heights artist and storyteller Armando “Mando” Batista. #LUVR is a romantic tragedy based on true events. What happens when what we feel in our hearts is not what happens outside our heads? Special audience: Young adults