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Friday, July 22, 2011

Writers Make the Big Time on Center Stage

It's so jejune to be a fan of Billy Collins these days, but for those of us who aren't afraid to like a poet just because he's gotten popular, the Writers Center Stage series sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation and Cleveland State University will be bringing Billy Collins to the Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square on November 8.

Tickets are $30... if you think that's a lot of cash to go hear a writer, hey, at least I'm glad to see writers get the star treatment...

Info on the William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage program is here:

The full list of 2011-2012 writers being featured includes in 2011

ELIZABETH STROUT Sept. 20
MICHAEL POLLAN Oct 24
BILLY COLLINS Nov. 8

and in Spring 2012:
ABRAHAM VERGHESE March 20
ANNE LAMOTT April 17
COLM TOIBIN May 1

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thirty bucks is a lot of cash to hear these writers.
Unless it is thirty bucks to hear all six.

Geoffrey A. Landis said...

So, who decided that poetry should be cheap? And poets mostly unpaid?
And how do we change that]?

Anonymous said...

No one is saying people shouldn't get paid but I have to tell you, these writers aren't worth the money. For the same price I can see a top notch band or a decent orchestra. Billy Collins? Annie Lamont? Boring and bore after bore. And those two are the big names.

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The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau