Pickford Film Center & Village Books present "Writers in the Limelight." Join us for the screening of lectures and presentations from some of the most celebrated voices in the humanities, arts, and sciences. Watch author Edmund Morris discuss his book, Colonel Roosevelt, in this special movie showing at the Pickford Film Center’s Limelight Cinema. (Author is not attending this event). Tickets are $5 and are available through the Pickford Film Center. Village Books will host a discussion after the showing and will provide books for sale at the event. Of all our great presidents, Theodore Roosevelt is the only one whose greatness increased out of office. What other president has written 40 books, hunted lions, founded a third political party, survived an assassin's bullet, and explored an unknown river longer than the Rhine? Packed with more adventure, variety, drama, humor, and tragedy than a big novel, yet documented down to the smallest fact, Colonel Roosevelt recounts the last decade of perhaps the most amazing life in American history. Edmund Morris was born and educated in Kenya and went to college in South Africa. He worked as an advertising copywriter in London before immigrating to the United States in 1968. His biography, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, won the Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award in 1980. After spending several years as President Reagan's authorized biographer, he published the national bestseller Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan in 1999. He has written extensively on travel and the arts for such publications as The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Harper's Magazine.
Location: Street: 1416 Cornwall Avenue Additional: Pickford's Limelight Cinema City: Bellingham, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98225 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
2012 McCreight Lecture in the Humanities: Edmund Morris
Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Edmund Morris has agreed to present the annual McCreight Lecture in the Humanities in October. The lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 25 at the Culture Center in Charleston. This program is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. (doomjesse)
Event location: Culture Center in Charleston Capitol Complex 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a composer of universal genius whose popularity, extraordinary even during his lifetime, has never ceased to grow and now encircles the globe. His most famous works are as beloved in Beijing as they are in Boston. A lifelong devotee, Edmund Morris, the author of three bestselling presidential biographies, brings the great composer to life as a man of astonishing complexity and overpowering intelligence—a gigantic, compulsively creative personality unable to tolerate constraints.
Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)