Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle (CLSC)

Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle (CLSC)

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Reading together since 1878, the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle has remained a leader in adult education through quality programming.

Each summer, the CLSC chooses at least nine books of literary quality and invites the authors to Chautauqua present their work to an audience of approximately 1,000 readers.

About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.

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Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle (CLSC)
  • CLSC: James Shapiro

    Episode 1

    Originally broadcast at 7 pm ET Thursday, March 11, 2021.

    In a narrative arching across the centuries, James Shapiro traces the unparalleled role of Shakespeare's 400-year-old tragedies and comedies in making sense of so many of these issues, on which the American identity has turned. Reflecting...

  • CLSC: Steph Cha

    Episode 2

    Originally broadcast at 7 pm ET Thursday, April 8, 2021.

    A powerful and taut novel about racial tensions in LA, Your House Will Pay follows two families—one Korean-American, one African-American—grappling with the effects of a decades-old crime. In the wake of the police shooting of a black teen...

  • CLSC: Eliese Colette Goldbach

    Episode 3

    Originally broadcast at 7 p.m. ET Thursday, April 29, 2021.

    Eliese remembered driving with her father past the rust-covered buildings in the Cleveland’s industrial valley. Growing up, she was told that the world was your oyster, that the possibilities are endless, and you can do whatever you wan...