August 2004 marked the sixth year of Kill Your Television
Reading Group (KYTV). On the first Wednesday in August, August
4, the KYTV Reading Group celebrated that occasion with an
anniversary party and with a stimulating discussion of Robert
Penn Warren's All The King's Men. This book is especially
interesting to read in an election year in terms of what it
relates about all politicians and their followers, whatever
party they may be.
The larger than life politician and governor in the book,
Willie Stark, is based somewhat on Huey Long, the Governor
of Louisiana during the first half of the 1930's who was assassinated.
But All The King's Men stands on its own as a novel
and goes way beyond a fictionalization of Huey Long's life.
In fact the book is just as much about the narrator, Jack Burden,
and is presented to the reader as his memoir of his involvement
in politics, his life and what he learned from it all. Rather
it is Jack's perceptions of the events that occur, the people
involved and his own role in those situations that make the
book gripping reading.
KYTV Reading will meet on Wednesday, September 8 at 7 P.M.
to discuss One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel
Garcia Marquez. In October, KYTV Reading Group will return
to its normal schedule of meeting the first Wednesday of every
month, when it meets on Wednesday, October 6, at 7 P.M to discuss Moby
Dick by Herman Melville. Also every Friday evening at 7
P.M there is Pizza and Poetry, where one can munch on a little
bit of pizza, read, or recite poetry or just listen.
On September 22, Logos will provide the bootable for the Socrates
In The City forum, featuring that evening as speaker, the noted
theologian and author, Richard John Neuhaus, author of Naked
In The Public Square and many other books. This event will
take place at the University Club, 1 West 54th Street right
off of Fifth Avenue. Logos will also provide the bootable for
the annual conference of the Evangelical Fellowship Anglican
Communion (EFAC), New York Chapter on Saturday, September 18
at St. George's Church. 209 East 16th Street, near Stuyvesant
Square from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
The speaker will be the Very Reverend Paul Zahl, formerly
associate minister, Grace Episcopal Church, Manhattan, formerly
Dean of the Cathedral, Birmingham, Alabama and now Dean and
President of Trinity Episcopal School For Ministry (TESM) and
author of The First Christian: Universal Truth In The Teachings
of Jesus, Five Women Of The English Reformation and A
Short Systematic Theology. His topic will be: "Post
911: What Would Jesus Do?"
Meanwhile come in and shop for Rosh Hashanah gifts, books,
music and cards or for any other later summer or early fall
Upcoming Events At Logos: Wednesday, September 8, 2004, at
7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will discuss One Hundred Years
Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Saturday, September
18, 2004, Annual Conference of EFAC-NY, 10 A.M. to 4 P.M St.
George's Church, 209 East 16th Street, "Post 911: What
Would Jesus Do?" with The Very Reverend Paul F.M. Zahl,
Dean and President, Trinity Episcopal School For Ministry.
$10 Pre-registration, $12 at the door. For more information
call (212) 410-5419. Monday, September 20, 2004 at 7 P.M.,
the Sacred Texts Group will meet for a discussion of the book
of Exodus led by Richard Curtis of the Richard Curtis Literary
Agency. Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at the University Club,
One West 54th Street, Richard John Neuhaus, author of The
Naked Public Square will be the featured speaker at the
Socrates In The City forum. More details, call (212) 973-0626.
Wednesday, October 6, 2004, at 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will
discuss Moby Dick by Herman Melville.#
Transit: Lexington Avenue Subway
#4, #5, #6 to 86th Street. M86 Bus (86th St.) M79 Bus (79th
St.), M31 Bus (York Ave.), M15 Bus (1st & 2nd Aves.)