Sunday, September 16 at 3pm
The Art of the Personal: The Relationship Between Poetry and Memoir
What happens to memory when the imagination comes into play? It’s expected, desired, in poetry, of course, but doesn’t memoir deal with autobiographical fact, what actually happened? And why would poets want or need to write memoirs? What are they after and how does it affect their poetry? These are some of the things Jill Bialosky, Philip Schultz and Grace Schulman will discuss in a conversation after their reading.
Philip Schultz is the author of My Dyslexia, a memoir; The Wherewithal, a novel in verse; and seven collections of poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Failure. The founder and director of the Writers Studio, he lives in East Hampton, New York.
FREE but Reservations suggested
Tickets at GuildHall.org; Box Office 2 hours prior to screening 631-324-4050; GH Reception during Museum Hours: Fri, Sat and Mon 11am–5pm and Sun 12–5pm; Theatermania.com or 1-866-811-4111. The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937, 631-324-0806; GuildHall.org
All Theater Programming is supported by generous gifts from Barbara Slifka, Marders, and the Daryl and Steven Roth Foundation, and funding from The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, The Hess Philanthropic Fund, The Melville Straus Family Endowment, and Vital Projects Fund, with additional support from Brown Harris Stevens, Forever Bungalows, and public funds provided by Suffolk County