CLSC Authors

CLSC Lectures

clsc logoReading together since 1878, the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle has remained a leader in adult education through quality programming.

Each summer, the CLSC chooses nine books of literary quality and invites the authors to Chautauqua present their work to an audience of approximately 1,000 readers.

 

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Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle Vertical Theme 2017

In most cases, the book will complement the theme of its corresponding week. In all selections, exceptional writing will define the authors honored by the CLSC. Author programs are held Thursdays at 3:30 in the Hall of Philosophy unless otherwise noted.

Note: CLSC Class of 2017 graduation is August 2, 2017

Note: CLSC Class of 2018 graduation is August 8, 2018

CLSC Membership Application  CLSC Graduation Application  CLSC HIstoric Book List

Young Readers program

The CLSC Young Readers program encourages the enjoyment of good reading. The books have been chosen for their quality, the variety of styles and subjects, and their appeal to young adult readers. A special program is offered at 4:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Book selections and program information are fully described in the Young Readers brochure available in-season at the CLSC Veranda.

View 2017 Young Readers Selections

CLSC Young Readers Historic Book List
All announced CLSC authors and Young Readers authors are listed below.

Events

  • Thursday, July 06, 2017 | 03:30pm

    Ed Yong, CLSC Author, I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life

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    A groundbreaking, wondrously informative and vastly entertaining examination of the most significant revolution in biology since Darwin, I Contain Multitudes presents a “microbe’s-eye view” of the world that reveals a marvelous, radically reconceived picture of life on earth.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
    Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center; (716) 357-6250

     

  • Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 03:30pm

    Sandra Cisneros, CLSC Author, The House on Mango Street

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    Acclaimed by critics and beloved by readers of all ages, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
    Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center; (716) 357-6250

     

  • Thursday, August 03, 2017 | 03:30pm

    Richard Russo, CLSC Author, Everybody's Fool

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    When Doug Raymer falls into an open grave during a funeral service, it is only the first of many farcical and grisly incidents in Richard Russo's shaggy dog story of revenge and redemption.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
    Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center; (716) 357-6250

     

  • Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 03:30pm

    Susan Southard, CLSC Author, Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War

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    A powerful and unflinching account of the enduring impact of nuclear war, told through the stories of those who survived, Susan Southard’s Nagasaki is a gripping narrative of human resilience in the aftermath of one of the most controversial wartime acts in history.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
    Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center; (716) 357-6250

     

  • Thursday, August 17, 2017 | 03:30pm

    Dan Barry, CLSC Author, The Boys in the Bunkhouse

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    A Dickensian tale from America’s heartland, The Boys in the Bunkhouse is the harrowing yet uplifting story of the exploitation and abuse of a resilient group of men with intellectual disability, and the heroic efforts of those who helped them to find justice and reclaim their lives.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy
    Gate pass required. Purchase at our Main Gate Welcome Center; (716) 357-6250