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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:

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Playwright Marsha Norman at Rollins Friday

Playwright Marsha Norman will be at Rollins Friday as part of the Winter Park Institute — participating on a panel on the arts and social responsibility and also talking about her life as a playwright. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins and award-winning cartoonist and screenwriter Jules Feiffer also will be there.

Here are the essentials:

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Playwright Marsha Norman coming to Winter Park symposium

Playwright Marsha Norman (‘night, Mother, The Secret Garden) will be at Rollins later this month to talk about a topic that sounds provocative — the arts and social responsibility. She’ll be talking with cartoonist Jules Feiffer and former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins on March 26.

Here’s a link to the flier — Symposium_3-3_highRES — and I’m sure I’ll have more information when the date gets closer.