News of Otsego County

Serving Otsego County, NY, through the combined reporting of Cooperstown's Freeman's Journal and the Hometown Oneonta newspapers.
DAILY FEATURES >
 CROSSWORD  
 HOROSCOPES  
 CARTOONS  
 DEAR ABBY  
 EMPLOYMENT  
 DINING & ENTERTAINMENT  
 REAL ESTATE  
 AUTOMOTIVE  
 REMEMBRANCE  
 GOODS & SERVICES

Sharon Springs Poetry Festival

No Women In ‘Canon’ Because Men Decide It

ERICA JONG AT SHARON SPRINGS:

No Women In ‘Canon’

Because Men Define It

By JENNIFER HILL • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Erica Jong at a dinner during last weekend’s Sharon Springs Poetry Festival.

SHARON SPRINGS  – Why women shop in Bloomingdale’s, witches and telling the truth through poetry were just a few of the topics discussed in “Erica Jong in Conversation with Jean Hanff Korelitz” at the Roseboro Hotel last Saturday, the final event of the Sharon Springs Poetry Festival.

Novelist Korelitz, who lives here parttime, opened her “intimate talk” with Jong – and 40-plus literature devotees – with “Fear of Flying,” Jong’s 1973 novel that revolutionized views on female sexuality and has sold over 35 million copies worldwide, and how the two authors first met in 1979.

Lying Inspires Poetry, Erica Jong Declares

NOVELIST AT SHARON SPRINGS FESTIVAL

Lying Inspires Poetry,

Erica Jong Declares

Poetry is “the opposite of lying,” “Fear of Flying” novelist Erica Jong said during a “Conversation with Jean Hanff Korelitz,” the final event of the third annual Sharon Spring Poetry Festival Saturday evening.   Thus, the Trump Administration has sparked “a burst of poetry.”  “We have so much lying going on that people want the truth,” said Jong, whose 1973 novel made her a national figure and spokesperson for the women’s movement.  “People are hungry to read about what people really feel and what life really is.” (Jennifer Hill/AllOTSEGO.com)
FULL STORY IN THIS WEEK’S FREEMAN’S, HOMETOWN
Erica Jong Will Headline Sharon Springs Poetry Fest

Erica Jong Will Headline

Sharon Springs Poetry Fest

Erica Jong will appear Friday and Saturday in Sharon Springs.

SHARON SPRINGS – Erica Jong, who became prominent for her 1973 novel, “Fear of Flying,” and novel attitudes toward female sexuality, is among the headliners at this week’s third annual Sharon Springs Poetry Festival Friday-Saturday, Oct. 18-19, at the Linkhart Hall Arts Center.

Jong will first appear at 7 p.m. Friday, at readings by all the participating poets in the Sharon Springs Central School Auditorium.

At 5 p.m. on Saturday is “Erica Jong in Conversation with Jean Hanff Korelitz,” described as an “intimate talk” that will explore “the author’s process and inspiration.”

Posts navigation

21 Railroad Ave. Cooperstown, New York 13326 • (607) 547-6103