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Literature + Language

Mark Van Doren













Mark Van Doren

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
read from his works and gave
his personal interpretations at
a Forum Special presentation
November 16, 1970. His visit
was part of the dedication of the
new Fine Arts Center.

Sinclair Lewis + Lewis Browne  |  Is the Machine Age Wrecking Civilization?  11.17.43
Louis Bromfield   3.15.44
Bernard DeVoto  |  on writing  11.14.45
Muriel Rukeyser  1946–47
Bergen Evans  1947–48
Bennett Cerf  1948–49
Henry Hull  |  An Evening with Mark Twain  4.25.56
Virgilia Peterson  |  Does Literature Reflect the World We Live In?  1957–58
Richard Armour  |  Laughing at Ourselves  1959–60
Robert Hoopes  |  literary scholar, author and dean of the faculty at the
    Oakland branch of Michigan State University  |  The Stance of Intelligence  1.11.61
Louis Untermeyer  |  What Americans Read — and Why  3.3.65
Pearl S. Buck  |  An Evening with Pearl S. Buck  10.9.67
Kimon Friar  1967–68
Robert Bly  11.6.68
Robert Louis Weeks  |  poet  3.20.69
X. J. Kennedy  9.24.69
William Stafford  1969–70
Mark Van Doren  11.16.70
Samuel Hazo 1970–71
John Berryman  1970–71
Rod McKuen  |  Rap Session  10.17.72
Milwaukee Repertory Theater  |  School for Wives  1974–75
Guthrie Theater  |  Everyman  1974–75
Gwendolyn Brooks  1974–75  |  Brooks Reads Brooks  11.3.75
National Theatre of the Deaf  |  Four Saints in Three Acts  3.1.77
David Madden  |  dramatic reading of his work The Singer  9.23.77
Donald Hall  1979–80
Maya Angelou  |  Women in Business  2.4.81
Seamus Heaney  10.7.82
Milwaukee Repertory Theater  |  Kingdom Come  10.28–29.83
Nellie McKay  |  Black Women in Historical Perspective  3.22.84
Milwaukee Repertory Theater  |  Miss Lulu Bett  11.9–10.84
Maya Angelou  |  An Evening with Maya Angelou  2.23.88
Garrison Keillor  |  An Evening with Garrison Keillor  10.26.89
Anne Lamott  |  Word by Word: Some Thoughts on Writing and Life  4.6.98
June Jordan  |  Changing Up the Future of Women  10.30.98
Sherman Alexie  |  Killing Indians: Myths, Lies and Exaggerations  4.19.00
John Hildebrand  |  Chasing Stories: A Narrative View of Life  12.5.02
Richard Lederer  | Confessions of a Word Lover  5.8.06

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