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.
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.”