Winter Park Institute to stage “animated magazine”

Lots going on at the Winter Park Institute beginning Sunday, when former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins, Wall Street Journal theater critic Terry Teachout, former U.S. senator Mel Martinez and others will gather to re-create the Animated Magazine, a feature at Rollins from years long gone by.

In the days of Rollins College president Hamilton Holt, contributors read from their writings in front of an audience; the format began in 1927 and ran, in various guides, through the 1960s. Now the Institute is reviving the tradition as part of its mission to engage Rollins and the surrounding community.

The facts, ma’am:

Sunday, September 19, 2010

3:30 p.m. Davy Jones and The New Century
Jazz Heritage Ensemble
4:00 p.m. The New Animated Magazine

In honor of the College’s 125th anniversary celebration, Winter Park Institute will recreate the famed Animated Magazine of Hamilton Holt years. This edition will feature Billy Collins—editor, and honorary publishers—Lewis Duncan, Thaddeus Seymour, and Rita Bornstein, along with a host of contributors:

Erik Calonius—journalist
Davey Johnson—former Major League Baseball player
Scott Joseph—food critic
Jack Lane—historian
Mel Martinez—former U.S. Senator
N.Y. Nathiri—Zora Neale Hurston Museum
Terry Teachout—WSJ drama critic
James West—Biographer

For more information on the Animated Magazine at Rollins look here.

Rollins College – Tiedtke Concert Hall, Keene Hall
1000 Holt Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone: 407-646-2000

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