"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."

-Neil Gaiman, Coraline

Join us for CHQ 2018 Week 1: The Life of the Written Word June 24th - 30th

Language is a living and dynamic thing, passed along through writing. Words and the act of writing can erase or reclaim history, identity. We write to communicate our truths, and we read to understand, to gain new perspectives, new knowledge, and new empathy. For these reasons, the literary arts find themselves at the forefront of cultural, political, and artistic conversations in the U.S. and around the world. As the line between writer and reader is blurred, we recognize that human beings are storytellers as well as story readers. In this weeklong festival, Chautauqua builds upon its traditions as a literary community, and we hold up the power of language and pledge to be responsible stewards of that power.

Check out the titles below, as well as our collection of Week 1 Speaker Books.

The Word Collector Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545865029
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orchard Books - January 30th, 2018

The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425245453
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - March 6th, 2012

Remarkable Books: The World's Most Beautiful and Historic Works Cover Image
ISBN: 9781465463623
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 3-5 Days
Published: DK - September 5th, 2017

Black Ink: Literary Legends on the Peril, Power, and Pleasure of Reading and Writing Cover Image
By Stephanie Stokes Oliver (Editor), Nikki Giovanni (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781501154287
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria / 37 INK - January 30th, 2018