Summer Programs Poets & Writers
Poetry and Literature Series Lectured and Sponsored By Jesse Waters of Elizabethtown College
Hall of Philosophy
Fridays (Poetry) at 10 AM and Thursdays (Literature) at 7 PM


Thursday, June 15, 2023 10:00 AM
The Writers Craft. Writing is a mysterious business. Aspiring writers often have a lot of questions about how to begin. Must you have super sharp pencils? Where is the best place to write? How do you find a steady source of good ideas? (1-800-idea is not a working number] Mount Gretna's Julie Wray Herman will share successful writing practices that work for her and her writer friends. Attendees will leave with a list of things to try. (writers garret not required)
Friday, June 16, 2023 10:00 AM
Jesse Waters presents Williams’ “Red Wheelbarrow” and Gwendolyn Brooks “We Real Cool” 
Friday, June 23, 2023 10:00 AM
Jesse Waters presents T.S. Eliot’s “Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” 
Friday, June 30, 2023 10:00 AM
Jesse Waters presents Wallace Stevens’ “The Emperor of Ice Cream” and “The Snow Man” 


Friday, July 14, 2023 10:00 AM
Jesse Waters presents Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and “Acquainted with the Night”
Friday, July 21, 2023 10:00 AM
Jesse Waters presents Rita Dove’s “Black on a Saturday Night” and “American Smooth”
Playwrights Alliance of Pennsylvania
Hall of Philosophy


Friday, August 25, 2023 6:00 PM
Original Plays written by members of the Playwrights Alliance of PA read and discussed by actors, authors and audiences. and hosted by Kevin Pry.