March Evening Program
Three Caxtonians will give short presentations of interest to bibliophiles, followed by live Q&A session.
Rudy Altergott: The Poetry of the Eclectic: Collecting Happiness. A newly-minted Caxtonian, Rudy Altergott’s interests are as eclectic as the volumes in his library. As we will see, his own serious book collecting was instigated by Sherlock Holmes and the example of an eminent Sherlockian and Caxtonian, Vincent Starrett.
Richard Bales: The Lost Literature of Nelson Algren. Richard is semi-retired after working more than forty years in the real estate title insurance profession. He is the author of The Short Writings of Nelson Algren: A Study of His Stories, Essays, Articles, Reviews, Poems and Other Literature.
Lou Pitschmann: Advancing Communist Party Agendas In the Former East Germany, 1959-1990: The Role of Miniature Books. Lou is a retired Dean of Libraries at The University of Alabama, and has researched and published on the History of the Book, and Building & Assessing Research Collections. His most recent publication is “Johann Bämler and the Making of Küchenmeisterei, 1485.” In: Gutenberg-Jahrbuch. vol. 98 (2023).
Registering for the program will allow you the opportunity to purchase signed copies of The Short Writings of Nelson Algren: A Study of His Stories, Essays, Articles, Reviews, Poems and Other Literature for $36.00 including tax and shipping.
Zoom begins promptly at 6:30 PM CT/7:30 PM ET.
Preregistration required via website. Zoom presentation is free and open to all.
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Even if you can’t attend at the scheduled time, if you’re interested, please register. After the program, we’ll send an email to all registrants, asking if you’d like a link to the complete recording. That way you can see the program even if you couldn’t attend live, ran into technical issues, or simply wanted to watch it again.