KWLS 27 on C-SPAN’s Book-TV

KWLS 27 on C-SPAN’s Book-TV

C-SPAN screenshot of Gore Vidal and Jay Parini at the Key West Literary Seminar

Video coverage of the 2009 Key West Literary Seminar has begun to air on cable television channel C-SPAN’s Book-TV and is available on their website. Our entire January 10 program will air Saturday March 14, 2009, from 10:00 a.m until 3:45 p.m.; again (for the nightowls) on Sunday March 15, from 11:00 p.m. until 4:45 a.m.; and again during the weekend of April 4, 5, 6. The nearly six hours of programming from our January 10 sessions includes Gore Vidal in conversation with Jay Parini, Eric Foner’s dazzling lecture "Who Owns History?," and a fascinating conversation between W.E.B. DuBois scholar David Levering Lewis and Michael and Ivy Meeropol, the son and granddaughter of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

Check your local listings to find out what channel Book-TV is on in your area, and the program listings for times. Links to videos at are listed below. (Please note that the C-SPAN video player will launch in a pop-up window, so you may have to disable your pop-up blocker in order to see them.)

    • "Writer Against the Grain": Gore Vidal with Jay Parini
     (you can also see a shorter excerpt of this on YouTube)

    • Eric Foner: "Who Owns History?"

Michael and Ivy Meeropol in conversation with David Levering Lewis

Barry Unsworth reading from Land of Marvels

"How Can We Know (and Tell) What Happened in the Past": panel discussion with Eric Foner, Jill Lepore, David Levering Lewis, Megan Marshall, Patricia O’Toole.

    • "The Boundaries of History, Historical Fiction, and the Limits of Invention": panel discussion with Peter Ho Davies, Sena Jeter Naslund, Megan Marshall, Michael Meeropol, Patricia O’Toole, and Barry Unsworth.

    • Alan Cheuse reads from To Catch the Lightning

Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore: "Taking Liberty– Fiction and the Archives"

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