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Edward (Ted) Hoagland, One of America's Literary Treasures, will speak on his 60 years of writing.
Wed, Nov 14, 2012
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Vineyard Haven Public Library
Vineyard Haven
Widely celebrated for his essays on travel and nature, Edward (Ted) Hoagland has written more than twenty books, both fiction and nonfiction. He worked at the Barnum & Bailey Circus while attending Harvard in the early 1950s and later traveled around the world writing for Harper’s, National Geographic and other magazines. He has received two Guggenheim Fellowships, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1982 and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011. He recently received the prestigious John Burroughs Medal for his 2011 book, Sex and the River Styx.
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Recently, Robert Atwan, the founder of The Best American Essays series, picked the 10 best essays of the postwar period, including Mr. Hoagland's -Heaven and Nature-, which originally appeared in Harper’s, 1988. John Updike described Hoagland as the -The best essayist of my generation-. Ted Hoagland's latest book is Alaskan Travels. Please join the library in welcoming an American literary legend. Reception to follow his talk.
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Directions: 200 Main Street. Follow Main Street past the business district. It is on the left side of Main St. at the intersection of Greenwood.
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