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Adventure, Travel, and Discovery - January 2006 Key West Literary Seminar

Adventure, Travel, and Discovery - January 2006 Key West Literary Seminar

January 5 - 8, 2006
Thursday     Friday     Saturday     Sunday

Please Note: Schedule and participants are subject to change.
All events take place at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval Street, Key West, or within walking distance, as noted.
   Thursday, January 5, 2006
 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Registration, San Carlos Institute
 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Continued Registration
 7:45 p.m. Introductory Remarks
Lynn Mitsuko Kaufelt, President of the Key West Literary Seminar
 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. The John Hersey Memorial Address - Delivered by Pico Iyer
"A New Kind of Travel for a New Kind of World: Stillness and Movement on a Fast-Turning Globe."
 9:15 – 11:00 p.m. Gala Reception in honor of Pico Iyer
At the garden of the gardens of the Key West Lighthouse, 938 Whitehead Street (corner of Whitehead and Truman). The lighthouse is operated by the Key West Art and Historical Society. Bountiful food and refreshments are offered, catered by Mangoes Catering. The gardens are a five block walk from the San Carlos.
   Friday, January 6, 2006    Travel and Literature
 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Coffee, Tea, Pastries
 9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Introductory Remarks by Robert Richardson, 2006 Program Chair
9:45 – 10:05 a.m. Mary Morris reads
10:05 – 10:25 a.m.  Gretel Ehrlich reads
10:25 - 11:00 a.m. Tony Horwitz
Stranger in Strange Lands: The nature of discovery in a troubled world
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. Barry Lopez
“The Nature of One Place: Home and the Faraway”
12:15 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch
 2:00 – 2:20 p.m. Linda Greenlaw reads
 2:20 – 3:00 p.m. Eddy L. Harris
Where I’ve Been: Journeys of the Soul: The intersection of life, literature, and culture
 3:00 - 3:10 p.m. Break
 3:10 - 4:00 p.m. Kate Wheeler
The Paradox of Motion as a Way of Life: Living the Questions
 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Rosalind Brackenbury, Michael Mewshaw, Mary Morris, Robert Stone, Kate Wheeler
Travel & Literature: How Do We Shape Our Lives Into Fiction
The relation of stories to travel
What “stories” do we tell?
Patricia Hampl, Moderator
 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Buffet Dinner, Cuban Style and Champagne Reception at the Audubon House and Tropical Gardens
205 Whitehead Street.
The reception will be held in the John Malcolm Brinnin Commemorative Butterfly Garden.
Champagne has been donated by The Mitchell Wolfson Family Foundation.
 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Havana Dreaming: Cuba as a literary destination
(program to be developed)
Pico Iyer, Ana Menendez, Mary Morris, Robert Stone, Patrick Symmes
Moderated by Michael Shapiro
   Saturday, January 7, 2006    Exploring the World
 8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Coffee, Tea, Pastries
 9:15 – 9:35 a.m. Lawrence Millman reads
9:35 – 10:05 a.m. Michael Mewshaw reads
10:05 – 10:50 a.m. Peter Matthiessen
In Search of the World and its Creatures: A Spiritual Odyssey
10:50 – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Destinations: What’s Left to Discover and What Should Be Left Undiscovered
Hal Crowther, Tony Horwitz, Barry Lopez, Lawrence Millman, Kira Salak
A conversation guided by Michael Shapiro
11:45 – 12:30 p.m. Rosalind Brackenbury, Gretel Ehrlich, Mary Morris, Dervla Murphy
What’s a Nice Gal Like Me Doing in a Place Like This?
Travel as a gendered pursuit: Women and the Interior Journey
A conversation guided by Patricia Hampl
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch
 2:00 - 2:20 p.m. Eddy Harris reads
 2:20 – 3:00 p.m. Hanns Ebensten: Been There, Done That: Getting to Know a Place for a lifetime
 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Linda Greenlaw: I Must Go Down to the Sea Again
 3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Break
 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Barry Lopez & Pico Iyer
"Learning to Look, Learning to Listen, Learning to Follow: Travel and the Art of Attention"
A conversation guided by Michael Shapiro
 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wine and Hors D’oeuvre Reception
Kent Gallery, 821 Duval Street (5 minute walk from the San Carlos).
Savor the Gallery’s current exhibit while enjoying fine wines and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres in a relaxing and beautiful venue. Kent Gallery features a sophisticated, comprehensive collection of contemporary abstract and representational art in all visual disciplines
 7:30 – 8:15 p.m. Dervla Murphy and Kira Salak
The Fearless Journey: One is the loneliest number
A conversation guided by Patricia Hampl
 8:15 – 8:30 p.m. Break
 8:30 - 9:15 p.m. The John Malcolm Brinnin Memorial Talk
Tim Cahill: What’s so Funny about Travel & Adventure
What the heck makes us do it.
 9:30 - 11:00 p.m. Champagne Reception
The Key West Museum of Art and History at the Custom House
281 Front Street (15 minute walk)
Coffee, cocktails, nibbles and lavish deserts, catered by Mangoes Catering.
(Not intended as dinner; please be sure to eat something prior to the 8:00 p.m. Presentation)
   Sunday, January 8, 2006    Discovery
 8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Coffee, Tea, Pastries
 9:15 – 9:35 a.m. Hal Crowther reads
9:35 – 10:20 a.m. Eddy Harris, Tony Horwitz, Ana Menendez, Mary Morris, Patrick Symmes
The World of the Unknown: The View from the Outside
The Meaning of the Encounter: Travel in the post imperial age
Rosalind Brackenbury, Moderator
10:20 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Tim Cahill, Gretel Ehrlich, Lawrence Millman, Dervla Murphy, Kira Salak
Looking for Adventure .... Whatever Comes My Way
Harmless Lunatics Unleashed
How does the story shape the adventure? What is learned in the writing?
What does it mean to be an adventure writer today?
Michael Shapiro, Moderator
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Gretel Ehrlich, Pico Iyer, Barry Lopez, Peter Matthiessen, Kate Wheeler
An Eye for an I -- Observation meets Interpretation while Wandering the Planetary Ball, with Sundry Comments on the Ruinous or Salutary Consequences There of on Life & Literature and the Commercialization of Adventure
Hal Crowther, Moderator
Please note. Through the generous support of Key West Literary Seminar benefactors, Sunday’s afternoon activities are free and open to the public. Seating is available to all, on a first-come, first-served basis. Being a registrant to the Seminar does NOT guarantee space for the following events.
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Conch Chowder at the Key West Library’s Palm Garden
Sponsored by Friends of the Library and the Key West Literary Seminar.
2:00 – 2:20 p.m. Dervla Murphy: One foot into the world, alone, unaided
2:20 – 2:40 p.m. Encountering Cuba: Ana Menendez
2:40 – 3:00 p.m. Kira Salak: Recreating the World: One word at a time
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Tim Cahill, Gretel Ehrlich, Linda Greenlaw, Eddy L. Harris, Patrick Symmes
What’s It All About?... Adventure, Travel & Discovery
Patricia Hampl, Moderator

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