Theatre for a New Audience's Open Books is a program of public lectures curated by the Theatre's Literary Advisor Jonathan Kalb that feature the critical and scholarly voices behind some of the best books newly published in the theater field. In this second offering of the series, Penelope Niven discusses her decade-long process of discovering Thornton Wilder, the multi-faceted, enigmatic and intensely private man behind the celebrated writer.
Niven will read from Thornton Wilder: A Life. Question and answer and book signing will follow.
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About the Author: Penelope Niven is the author of critically acclaimed biographies of poet Carl Sandburg, photographer Edward Steichen, and playwright and novelist Thornton Wilder, as well as Swimming Lessons, a memoir, and Voices and Silences, coauthored with the actor James Earl Jones. She is the recipient of three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Thornton Wilder Visiting Fellowship at the Beinecke Library at Yale, and other fellowships and awards. Niven lectures both in the United States and abroad, and she has served as a consultant for television films about Sandburg, Steichen, and Jones. She lives in North Carolina.
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