Over the past few years I have given many presentations about the writers’ salons, at lifelong learning programs throughout South Florida and on the Semester at Sea Enrichment Voyage [www.semesteratsea.org], sometimes including films and/or documentaries, reading lists, and video and travel tips.
Since moving to Birmingham, UK, I have given talks at the Birmingham & Midlands Institute [BMI], on their Monday lunch time lecture series and Saturday ‘Day Schools,’ The Birmingham Book Festival, the Birmingham Irish Heritage Group, and the Southbank Centre in London. At the Electric Cinema, I gave a presentation about the Americans in Paris in the 1920s to accompany their showing of Woody Allen’s film Midnight in Paris.
If your organization would be interested in a ‘Such Friends’ presentation about any of the writers and artists in the early 20th century salons who I have studied, or just would like more information about them, send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Below is a partial list of topics, but I am open to suggestions.
Scribner’s Editor Maxwell Perkins
F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald
New York, Zelda Sayre and The Great Gatsby
Paris, the Murphys and Tender Is the Night
Hollywood, Sheilah Graham and The Last Tycoon
The Literary Twenties
Dublin, W B Yeats and the Abbey Theatre
London, the Hogarth Press and Mrs. Dalloway
Paris, Shakespeare & Co. and Contact Press
New York, The New Yorker and Scribner’s
Supporters of the Arts
W B Yeats, Lady Augusta Gregory, and Dublin’s Abbey Theatre
The Steins, Picasso and Matisse in Paris before the Great War
Sylvia Beach, John Quinn and the writers in Paris after the Great War
The Armory Show—February, 1913
Britain before World War I: The Irish Literary Renaissance and the Bloomsbury Group
The Bloomsbury Painters
“Everybody Was So Young”: The Murphys in Paris and on the Riviera
Dorothy Parker and Her Men
Happy Bloomsday! James Joyce in Dublin and Paris