Literature and Poetry Readings

Pegasus Enrichment Services

Fred Zilian, Ph.D.

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Contact:; © 401.714.4667

I offer these literature and poetry readings in either public spaces or the privacy of your home. Each reading is designed to last approximately 45 minutes followed by a 10-minute Q & A.

Literature Readings:

The Life of Abraham Lincoln: Readings from Lincoln by David Herbert Donald (Pulitzer Prize winner) (1995)

The Life of Frederick Douglass: Readings from Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (Pulitzer Prize) by David Blight (2018)

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation (Pulitzer Prize) by Joseph J. Ellis (2001)

Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West by Stephen Ambrose (1996)

The Life and Works of Zora Neale Hurston, writer from the Harlem Renaissance

Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? by Martin Luther King, Jr. (his final book, 1968)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

The Source by James Michener

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides

The Republic by Plato

The Odyssey by Homer

The Aeneid by Virgil

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

The Prince byMachiavelli

Poetry Readings:

The Poems of Robert Frost

The Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Monday to Friday 5 pm: $250 for the first hour; $150 for a second hour.

Friday 5 pm to Saturday 5 pm: $350 for the first hour; $250 for a second hour.

Saturday evening: $500 for the first hour; $250 for a second hour.

Holidays: TBD

(Transpo fee to be added if location is beyond Newport County.)