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Edward Abbey, 1988 | Peter Ackroyd, 1991 | Alice Adams, 1984 | Alice Adams, 1985 | Alice Adams, 1991

Douglas Adams, 1983 | Douglas Adams, 1989 | Richard Adams, 1985

Vassily Aksyonov, 1983 | Vassily Aksyonov, 1984 | Alfred Alcorn, 1988

Brian Aldiss, 1984 | Brian Aldiss, 1986 | David Allender, 1991 | Martin Amis, 1985 | Martin Amis, 1990

Maya Angelou, 1987 | Jeffrey Archer, 1983 | Jeffrey Archer, 1991 | Eve Arnold, 1987

Isaac Asimov, 1987 | James Atlas, 1986 | Margaret Atwood, 1986 | Louis Auchincloss, 1986

Jean Auel, 1985 | Paul Auster, 1987 | Nancy Axelrad, 1987 | John Baker, 1991

Russell Baker, 1986 | Ian Ballantine, 1984 | Bill Ballentine, 1982 | Russell Banks, 1989

Russell Banks, 1991 | John Banville, 1990 | Nick Bantok, 1992 | Amiri Baraka, 1984 | Clive Barker, 1986

Clive Barker, 1987 | Mary Barnard, 1986 | Robert Barnard, 1984 | Julian Barnes, 1991 | Wilton Barnhardt, 1993

John Barth, 1982 | John Barth, 1991 | Graeme Base, 1987 | Rick Bass, 1991 | Richard Bausch, 1992

Glen Baxter, 1983 | Ann Beattie, 1985 | Ann Beattie, 1991

Ludwig Bemelmans, 1989 | Madeleine Bemelmans, 1989 | Carl Bernstein, 1989 | Neil Bissoondath

Harry BlackstoneJr., 1985 | Ed Bliss, 1991 | Lawrence Block, 1984 | Roy Blount, Jr., 1984

Roy Blount, Jr., 1985 | Roy Blount, Jr., 1989 | Roy Blount, Jr., 1990

Judy Blume, 1984 | Judy Blume, 1986 | Barrington Boardman, 1988 | Magda Bogin, 1991

Malcolm Bosse, 1986 | Malcolm Bosse, 1991 | Vance Bourjaily, 1987

Brian Boyd, 1991 | William Boyd, 1985

T. Coraghessan Boyle, 1985 | T. Coraghessan Boyle, 1987 | T. Coraghessan Boyle, 1990

Ray Bradbury, 1992 | Ray Bradbury, 1993

Nathaniel Branden, 1989 | Jimmy Breslin, 1991 | Barbara Branden, 1986

Simon Brett, 1986 | Simon Brett, 1989 | Andre Brink, 1985

Harold Brodkey, 1988 | Harold Brodkey, 1992 | Larry Brown, 1989 | Rita Mae Brown, 1988

Rosellen Brown, 1992 | Susan Brownmiller, 1989

Edna Buchanan, 1990 | Art Buchwald, 1983 | Christopher Buckley, 1986

William F. Buckley, 1985 | Anthony Burgess, 1985 | Martyn Burke, 1984

Ben Lucian Burman, 1983 | William Burroughs, 1984 | William Burroughs, 1985 | Frederick Busch, 1991

Robert Olen Butler, 1985 | Ethan Canin, 1988 | Mary Cantwell, 1992 | Philip Caputo, 1987

James Carroll, 1986 | Raymond Carver, 1983 | Raymond Carver, 1986 | John Casey, 1990

William Caunitz, 1991 | Christopher Cerf, 1986 | Christopher Cerf, 1988 | Christopher Cerf, 1992

Charlotte Chandler, 1984 | Ann Charters, 1992 | Samuel Charters, 1984 | Thomas Chastain, 1986

Benjamin Cheever, 1992 | Susan Cheever, 1984 | Susan Cheever, 1985 | Susan Cheever, 1991

Jane Chelius, 1992 | Mark Childress, 1984 | Mark Childress, 1990 | Carolyn Chute, 1986 | Carolyn Chute, 1988

Sandra Cisneros, 1991 | Tom Clancy, 1984 | Tom Clancy, 1986 | Mary Higgins Clark, 1984

Mary Higgins Clark, 1987 | Mary Higgins Clark, 1989 | Gerald Clarke, 1988

James Clavell, 1986 | Annie Cohen Salal, 1987 | Lester Cole, 1982 | Larry Collins, 1985 |

Richard Condon, 1982 | Richard Condon, 1986 | Richard Condon, 1990 | Pat Conroy, 1986

Robin Cook, 1983 | Robin Cook, 1987 | Robert Coover, 1986 | Avery Corman, 1987 | Robert Creeley, 1984

Harry Crews, 1990 | Michael Crichton, 1983 | Michael Crichton, 1988 | Michael Crichton, 1992

Michael Cunningham, 1991 | Ellen Currie, 1986 | Richard Curtis, 1989 | Clive Cussler, 1986 | Janet Daily, 1985

Tom Dardis, 1991 | Robertson Davies, 1989 | John Dean, 1983 | Edward DeGrazia, 1992

Nelson Demille, 1985 | Robert DeMott, 1989 | Tomie DePaola, 1987

James Dickey, 1981 | James Dickey, 1983 | James Dickey, 1984

James Dickey, 1986 | James Dickey, 1987 | Joan Didion, 1987 | E. L. Doctorow, 1986

Ivan Doig, 1987 | J. P. Donleavy, 1988 | Ariel Dorfman, 1988

Lou Dorfsman, 1987 | Michael Dorris, 1989 | Michael Dorris, 1992 | Margaret Drabble, 1989

Bruce Duffy, 1987 | Urs Duggelin, 1990 | Richard Eberhart, 1980

Stanley Elkin, 1985 | Stanley Elkin, 1987 | Stanley Elkin, 1991

Aaron Elkins, 1990 | Bret Easton Ellis, 1986 | James Ellroy, 1987 | James Ellroy, 1992

Amos Elon, 1985 | Jason Epstein, 1989 | Paul Erdman, 1987 | Harold Evans, 1985

Howard Fast, 1984 | Howard Fast, 1985 | Howard Fast, 1990

John Henry Faulk, 1983 | Irvin Faust, 1985 | Charles Fecher, 1989 | Peter Feibleman, 1984

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 1988 | Elliot Figman, 1990 | Frances Fitzgerald, 1986 | Fannie Flagg, 1987

Thomas Fleming, 1987 | James Thomas Flexner, 1982 | Stuart Flexner, 1987 | Maria Flook, 1993

Arthur Flowers, 1986 | Ken Follet, 1983 | Frederick Forsyth, 1984 | John Fowles, 1985 | Clare Francis, 1983

Dick Francis, 1983 | Dick Francis, 1984 | Dick Francis, 1986 | Dick Francis, 1989

Antonia Fraser, 1984 | Ian Frazier, 1989 | Stan Freberg, 1989

Bruce Jay Friedman, 1985 | Fred Friendly, 1981 | Lewis Burke Frumkes, 1983

Carlos Fuentes, 1992 | Paul Fussell, 1983 | Mary Gaitskill, 1991

Tess Gallagher, 1986 | Tess Gallagher, 1990 | Norman Garbo, 1985

John C. Gardner, 1981 | John Gardner, 1984 | John Gardner, 1985

Art Garfunkel, 1989 | William Gass, 1985 | Jean Louis Gassee, 1987 | David Gates, 1991

Henry Louis Gates, 1983 | Paul Gervais, 1992 | Brendan Gill, 1987 | John Buskina - Alfred Gingold, 1986

Allen Ginsberg, 1985 | Robert Giroux, 1986 | Gail Godwin, 1987 | Gail Godwin, 1985 | Gail Godwin, 1991

Herbert Gold, 1984 | Herbert Gold, 1986 | Vicki Goldberg, 1992

Gunter Grass, 1992 | Andrew Greeley, 1984 | Lester Goran, 1986

Lois Gordon, 1990 | Ralph Graves, 1989 | Gerald Green, 1984 | Dan Greenburg - Suzanne O'Malley, 1983

Dan Greenburg, 1986 | Dan Greenburg, 1987 | Bob Greene, 1985

Lewis Grizzard, 1986 | Lewis Grizzard, 1987 | Martin Gross, 1987

Edward Guilino, 1982 | Alec Guinness,1986 | Allan Gurganus, 1989 | Arthur Hailey, 1990 | Pete Hamill, 1993

Ian Hamilton, 1982 | Ian Hamilton, 1988 | Dean Hammond, 1992 | Barry Hannah, 1993

Ron Hansen, 1983 | John Hartford, 1986 | Andrew Harvey, 1983

William Least Heat-Moon, 1983 | William Least Heat-Moon, 1984 | William Least Heat-Moon, 1991

Ernset Hebert, 1985 | Joseph Heller, 1984 | Joseph Heller, 1986 | Mark Helprin, 1983 | Mark Helprin, 1991

Jack Hemingway, 1986 | Linda Henry, 1989 | Nat Hentoff, 1986| Michael Herr, 1990

Jack Higgins, 1987 | William Heyen, 1984 | Patricia Highsmith, 1987 | Oscar Hijuelos, 1990 | Carol Hill, 1985

Tony Hillerman, 1988 | S. E. Hinton, 1987 | Russell Hoban, 1987 | Alice Hoffman, 1988 | Mary Hood, 1987

Christopher Hope, 1982| A. E. Hotchner, 1984 | Robert Houston, 1984

Maureen Howard, 1982 | Maureen Howard, 1986 | Robert Hughes, 1987

Evan Hunter, 1984 | Evan Hunter, 1993 | John Irving, 1985 | John Irving, 1989

Clifford Irving, 1984 | Clifford Irving, 1988 | Clifford Irving, 1990 | Susan Isaacs, 1991

Kazuo Ishiguro, 1990 | P. D. James, 1986 | P. D. James, 1990 | P. D. James, 1993

Tama Janowitz, 1987 | Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, 1993 | Erica Jong, 1985 | Erica Jong, 1990 | Erica Jong, 1993

Ward Just, 1989 | Ward Just, 1991 | Stuart Kaminsky, 1989 | Frederick Karl, 1991 | Frances Kazan, 1986

Alfred Kazin, 1984 | James Jones, 1975 | Terry Kay, 1984 | Elia Kazan, 1985

Garrison Keillor, 1983 | Garrison Keillor, 1985 | Jonathan Kellerman, 1985

Thomas Keneally, 1991 | Thomas Keneally, 1993

William Kennedy, 1984 | William Kennedy, 1986 | William Kennedy, 1988

Tracy Kidder, 1985 | Jamaica Kincaid, 1991 | Thomas King, 1993

Barbara Kingsolver, 1990 | Maxine Hong Kingston, 1989

Herb Klein, 1980 | K. G. E. Konkel, 1989 | Michael Korda, 1985 | Jerzy Kosinski, 1988

William Kotzwinkle, 1991 | Jonathan Kozol, 1985 | Jill Krementz, 1989 | Charles Kuralt, 1985

Harvey Kurtzman, 1990 | John Lahr, 1984 | Ring Lardner, Jr., 1985 | Joanne Leedom-Ackerman, 1986

David Leavitt, 1989 | James Laughlin, 1986 | Brad Leithauser, 1985 | Franklin Allen Leib, 1988

Elmore Leonard, 1985 | Elmore Leonard, 1987 | Doris Lessing, 1988 | Doris Lessing, 1992

Gordon Lish, 1983 | Gordon Lish, 1986 | Gordon Lish, 1988 | Penelope Lively, 1988

Barry Lopez, 1989 | Arthur Lubow, 1992 | Robert Ludlum, 1984 | Robert Ludlum, 1986

Alison Lurie, 1981 | Alison Lurie, 1984 | Alison Lurie, 1988 | Alison Lurie, 1990

Robert MacNeil, 1989 | Robert MacNeil, 1992 | Jeb Stuart Magruder, 1975 | Gigi Mahon, 1989

Valerie Martin, 1990 | Norman Mailer, 1991 | Thomas Mallon, 1989 | William Manchester, 1980

Richard Marek, 1988 | Annabel Markov, 1984 | Fabienne Marsh, 1988 | Paule Marshall, 1991

Bobby Ann Mason, 1985 | Bobbie Ann Mason, 1989 | Nelson Demille, 1985

Jack Matthews, 1984 | Armistead Maupin, 1987 | Joyce Maynard, 1992

Anne McCaffrey, 1988 | Jill McCorkle, 1990 | Alice McDermott, 1988

Gregory McDonald, 1984 | Gregory McDonald, 1987 | Rider McDowell, 1987

Ian McEwan, 1990 | Ian McEwan, 1992 | Patrick McDonnell, 1986

Cyra McFadden, 1986 | Dennis McFarland, 1991 | Thomas McGuane, 1986

Patrick McGrath, 1991 | Rod McKuen, 1986 | Thomas McMahon, 1987 | Ved Mehta, 1986

Terry Melton, 1988 | James Michener, 1989 | Diane Middlebrook, 1991 | J. P. Miller, 1985

Sue Miller, 1990 | Susan Minot, 1992 | Greg Mitchell, 1992 | Herbert Mitgang, 1988 | Paul Monette, 1990

Paul Monette, 1991 | Ted Mooney, 1990 | Brian Moore, 1990 | Inga Morath, 1987

Mary Morris, 1985 | Mary Morris, 1988 | Toni Morrison, 1987 | Bradford Morrow, 1991 | John Mortimer, 1987

Barry Moser, 1985 | Barry Moser, 1990 | Robert Moses, 1973

Leonard Mosley, 1985 | Robert Moss, 1985 | Robert Moss, 1987 | William Murray, 1984 | William Murray, 1985

Fae Myenne Ng, 1993 | Victor Navasky, 1984 | John Nichols, 1987 | John Nichols, 1992

Hugh Nissenson, 1985 | Hugh Nissenson, 1988 | Penelope Niven, 1991

Cornelia Nixon, 1991 | Richard Nixon, 1984 | William Noble, 1990 | Gloria Norris, 1985 | Craig Nova, 1992

Joyce Carol Oates, 1990 | Rick Obadiah, 1990 | Edna O'Brien, 1992 | Tim O'Brien, 1990

Suzanne O'Malley - Dan Greenburg, 1983 | Judy Oppenheimer, 1988 | Amos Oz, 1983 | Amos Oz, 1985

William Packard, 1985 | Jay Parini, 1990 | Robert B. Parker, 1984 | Robert B. Parker, 1986

T. Jefferson Parker, 1988 | Sara Paretsky, 1992 | James Patterson, 1986 | David Payne, 1984

Ridley Pearson, 1986 | Vivian Perlis, 1990 | Jane Ann Phillips, 1985 | Marge Piercy, 1984

George Plimpton, 1986 | Viido Polikarpus, 1987 | Chaim Potok, 1985 | Jody Powell, 1984 | Ron Powers, 1986

Emily Prager, 1991 | Reynolds Price, 1988 | Reynolds Price, 1990 | Reynolds Price, 1992

James Purdy, 1984 | James Purdy, 1987 | James Purdy, 1989 | Jonathan Raban, 1985

Dotson Raider, 1985 | J. R. R. Ramey, 1990 | Arnold Rampersad, 1988

Barbara Raskin, 1987 | Henry Reath, 1991 | Ishmael Reed, 1986 | Ishmael Reed, 1988

Bob Reiss, 1984 | Bob Reiss, 1985 | Ruth Rendell, 1990 | Mark Riboud, 1988

Anne Rice, 1985 | Anne Rice, 1988 | Adrienne Rich, 1987 | Mordecai Richler, 1983 | Mordecai Richler, 1990

Fred Rogers, 1987 | Barney Rosset, 1984 | Judith Rossner, 1983 | Norman Rosten, 1986

Bernice Rubens, 1985 | Theodore Issaac Rubin, 1986 | Oliver Sacks, 1989 | William Safire, 1987

H. F. Saint, 1987 | Harrison Salisbury, 1989 | Thomas Sanchez, 1989 | John Sayles, 1991

Sidney Sheldon, 1987 | Andre Schiffrin, 1992 | Richard Schickel, 1989 | Budd Schulberg, 1990

Jane Schwartz, 1985 | Charles Scribner, 1989 | Charles Scribner, 1991 | John Sculley, 1987

| Mary Lee Settle, 1981 | Linda Grey Sexton, 1988 | Bob Shacochis, 1989 | Steve Shagan, 1993

Karl Shapiro, 1988 | Wilfrid Sheed, 1990 | Norman Sherry, 1989 | William L. Shirer, 1984 | Louise Shivers, 1983

David Shoenbrun, 1987 | Seymour Shubin, 1985 | Jennifer Shute, 1992 | Roger Simon, 1986

Paul Simms, 1989 | Mona Simpson, 1992 | Josef Skvorecky, 1984 | Jane Smiley, 1989 | Lee Smith, 1985

Lee Smith, 1990 | Martin Cruz Smith, 1986 | Martin Cruz Smith, 1989 | Martin Cruz Smith, 1992

Rick Smolan, 1986 | Gary Snyder, 1991 | Susan Sontag, 1992 | Irini Spanidou, 1986 | Scott Spencer, 1986

Art Spiegelman, 1991 | Michael Spring, 1989 | Francesca Stanfill, 1984 | Sharon Sheehe Stark, 1987

Sol Stein, 1985 | Sol Stein, 1989 | Sol Stein, 1991 | Elaine Steinbeck, 1989

Gloria Steinem, 1983 | Linda Sillitoe, 1988 | Irving Stone, 1985 | Robert Stone, 1986 | Robert Stone, 1992

Lou Stoumen, 1985 | Peter Straub, 1983 | Peter Straub, 1984 | Peter Straub, 1990

Whitley Strieber, 1984 | Whitley Strieber, 1985 | Whitley Strieber, 1987 | William Styron, 1981

William Styron, 1982 | Han Suyin, 1985 | Graham Swift, 1985

Gay Talese, 1992 | Amy Tan, 1989 | Jonathan Tasini, 1992

Judy Taylor, 1987 | Walter Tevis, 1983 | Walter Tevis, 1984 | Paul Theroux, 1983 | Paul Theroux, 1984

Paul Theroux, 1985 | Paul Theroux, 1988 | Paul Theroux, 1989 | Paul Theroux, 1991

Phillis Theroux, 1987 | John Toland, 1985 | Sam Toperoff, 1992

Calvin Trillin, 1983 | Calvin Trillin, 1984 | Calvin Trillin, 1985

Calvin Trillin, 1987 | Calvin Trillin, 1989 | Calvin Trillin, 1992

Studs Turkel, 1988 | Scott Turow, 1990 | Thomas Tryon, 1986 | Thomas Tryon, 1990 | John Updike, 1984

Barry Unsworth, 1983 | Guy Vanderhaeghe, 1985 | Andrew Vachss, 1988 | Gore Vidal, 1992 | Peter Viertel, 1992

Judith Viorst, 1989 | Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., 1981 | Dan Wakefield, 1992 | Joseph Wambaugh, 1981

Joseph Wambaugh, 1989 | Robert Ward, 1993 | Paul Watkins, 1993 | John Weitz, 1983 | Fay Weldon, 1988

Anthony West, 1984 | Morris West, 1983 | Morris West, 1990 | Paul West, 1991

Edmund White, 1983 | Edmund White, 1985 | Edmund White, 1988 | Edmund White, 1991

Tom Wicker, 1984 | Elie Wiesel, 1988 | Marianne Wiggins, 1990 | Richard Wiley, 1987

Alec Wilkinson, 1984 | Nancy Willard, 1985 | Kit Williams, 1984 | Sloan Wilson, 1984

Larry Woiwode, 1988 | Tobias Wolff, 1985 | Tobias Wolff, 1989

Steve Wright, 1983 | Jonathan Yardley, 1989 | Henny Youngman, 1983 | Eli Zal, 1989 | Sidney Zion, 1990

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Ohio University Spring Literary Festival Writers

Rick Bass Lecture | Rick Bass Reading | Claire Bateman Lecture | Claire Bateman Reading

Frank Bidart Reading | Stephen Dunn Lecture | Stephen Dunn Reading

Andrea Dworkin Lecture | Andrea Dworkin Reading | Lynn Emanuel Reading

Barry Hannah Lecture | Barry Hannah Reading | Jim Harrison Lecture | Jim Harrison Reading

Amy Hempel Reading | Antonya Nelson Reading

Francine Prose Reading | Andrew Sarris Interview | Eleanor Wilner Lecture

 

The Fall of the House of Usher
a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Richard Compson Sater

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In the Land of Men
a short story by Antonya Nelson, read by the author

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The Lost Wedding Ring
an essay by Jack Wright, read by the author

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The Poems of Thomas Lynch
read by the author

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The Poems of Lia Purpura
read by the author

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The Poems of Walt Whtiman
read by Richard Compson Sater

Song of Myself poems 1-17 | Song of Myself poems 18-33 | Song of Myself poems 34-52

One's-Self I Sing | I Sing the Body Electric | I Hear America Singing

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The African American Oral Tradition
a lecture by Herbert Woodward Martin

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4

Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8

Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8

Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12

Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4

Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8

Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12

Chapter 13 | Chapter 14 | Chapter 15 | Chapter 16

Chapter 17 | Chapter 18 | Chapter 19 | Chapter 20

Chapter 21 | Chapter 22 | Chapter 23 | Chapter 24

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How the Leopard Got His Spots by Rudyard Kipling

The Aeneid - Book IV by Virgil
read in Latin by Wilfried Stroh

The Iliad - Book I by Homer
read in ancient Greek by Stanley Lombardo

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Milton by William Blake
read by Aethelred Eldridge

William Shakespeare's plays from
Actors' Theatre, Davis Discovery Program,
and Government Television (GTC-3) of Columbus, Ohio

Antony and Cleopatra, part 1 | Antony and Cleopatra, part 2

Love's Labour's Lost, part 1 | Love's Labour's Lost, part 2

The Merchant of Venice, part 1 | The Merchant of Venice, part 2

Much Ado about Nothing, part 1 | Much Ado about Nothing, part 2

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, part 1 | The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, part 2

 

The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Performed by The Wired for Books Players

Macbeth Act 1 | Macbeth Act 2 | Macbeth Act 3

Macbeth Act 4 | Macbeth Act 5

Visit our Shakepeare page for our complete collection of the plays and poems of William Shakespeare.

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