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Winter Park Institute

2008-2009 Season

From Bela Fleck to Paul Simon, re-live the 2008-2009 Rollins Winter Park Institute season.


  • September 9, 2008
    Billy Collins: Ballistics, A Reading by Billy Collins
    U.S. Poet Laureate (2001-2003)
  • September 22, 2008
    Bela Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart
    Internationally known jazz banjo player & Grammy winner
  • October 15, 2008
    Paul Simon and Billy Collins
    Grammy-Award winning singer and songwriter
  • November 6, 2008
    Dr. Linda Wagner-Martin: "Recent 9-11 Novels: An Aesthetics of Terror?"
    Author or editor of more than 50 books on 20th Century writers
  • November 23, 2008
    Natalie Krasnostein: In God's Bedroom
    Writer, performer, psychodramatist & workshop facilitator
  • February 3, 2009
    Marilyn Horne: My Life; Questions and Answers
    World-renowned opera singer
  • February 10, 2009
    Michael Phillips: "Blake and the Terror 1792-1793: In Search of Biography"
    William Blake scholar & expert on Blake's printing process
  • February 11, 2009
    Robert Muehlenkamp: The Economy is Not Like the Weather; Economic and Political Reality
    Social justice activist and trade union organizer
  • February 16, 2009
    William L. Pressly: The Artist as Original Genius; Shakespeare's 'Fine Frenzy' in Late Eighteenth Century British Art
    Art historian specializing in British art of the late eighteenth century
  • February 26, 2009
    Martin Eidelberg: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls
    Tiffany and American Arts Craft Movement Scholar
  • March 1, 2009
    Terry Teachout: Confessions of a Critic
    The Wall Street Journal Theater critic and author
  • March 19, 2009
    Stephen Trachtenberg: Big Man on Campus; A University President Speaks Out on Higher Education
    President Emeritus and University Professor of Public Service at The George Washington University
  • April 6, 2009
    Peter Suber: Open Access; Implications for the Future of Scholarly Communications
    Research Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College and a Visiting Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School
  • April 16, 2009
    Roberto Fernandez: Writing From the Margins; A Cuban-American Perspective
    Internationally acclaimed author