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Selected Authors for Reading Aloud

With Themes for Readings

The Bible

  1. Year of the Rooster 1/28/2017
  2. Bargain 4/4/2015
  3. Dark 10/22/2011

George Ade

  1. Villians - 9/11/2010
  2. Run for the Roses - 5/3/2008

Dave Barry

  1. Baseball 4/23/2006
  2. Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll 8/18/2003
  3. A Chill up Your Spine 10/27/2002

Katherine Lee Bates

  1. A Christmas Story 12/8/2012

Charles Baudelaire

  1. Bounty 11/18/2007
  2. Masks 10/30/2004

Robert Benchley

  1. Wh Let the Dogs Out? 2/17/2018
  2. Do the "Wright" Thing 6/11/2017
  3. Year of the Rooster 1/28/2017
  4. Run for the Roses 5/3/2008
  5. Ghosts 10/31/2007
  6. Ides of March 3/18/2007
  7. Baseball 4/23/2006
  8. Birthdays 3/19/2005
  9. Masks 10/30/2004
  10. Avian Literary Evening 5/29/2004

Elizabeth Bishop

  1. Year of the Rooster 1/28/2017

William Bolitho

  1. It Was a Dark and Stormy Night 10/29/2016

Jorge Luis Borges

  1. Run for the Roses 5/3/2008
  2. Souls 10/29/2006
  3. Anniversaries 3/26/2006
  4. Let me Count the Ways 2/15/2003
  5. Expose Yourself to Literature 5/26/2001

Elizabeth Browning

  1. Anniversaries 3/26/2006
  2. Expose Yourself to Literature 5/26/2001

Robert Browning

  1. Dante and Chianti 6/3/2002
  2. Expose Yourself to Literature 5/26/2001

Charles Bukowski

  1. Talk About Sex 2/12/2005
  2. Fallen Women 9/25/2004

Lord Byron

  1. Mardi Gras - 2/6/2016

Orson Scott Card

  1. Love is Magical 2/18/2007
  2. Talk About Sex 2/12/2005

Lewis Carroll

  1. Diary 8/2/2015
  2. Wall 11/22/2014
  3. Dry 9/25/2011
  4. Run for the Roses 5/3/2008
  5. Birthdays 3/19/2005
  6. Food for Thought 11/29/2003

Chaucer

  1. Lovers' Leap 2/17/2008

Billy Collins

  1. Secrets 4/25/2013

Joseph Conrad

  1. Dark 10/22/2011

William Cowper

  1. For Those in Peril on the Sea 4/13/2012

Dante

  1. It Was a Dark and Stormy Night 10/29/2016
  2. Dark 10/22/2011
  3. Lovers' Leap 2/17/2008
  4. Souls 10/29/2006
  5. Fallen Women 9/25/2004
  6. Idylls of March 3/1/2003
  7. Dante and Chianti 6/3/2002

Emily Dickinson

  1. Future 7/12/2014

J.P. Donleavy

  1. Mardi Gras 2/6/2016

Arthur Conan Doyle

  1. Who Let the Dogs Out 2/17/2018

Ezra Dyer

  1. Who Let the Dogs Out 2/17/2018
  2. Bargain 4/4/2015

George Eliot

  1. Bewitched 10/31/2013

T.S. Eliot

  1. Mardi Gras 2/6/2016
  2. A Christmas Story 12/8/2012
  3. Dark 10/22/2011
  4. Heroes 4/10/2010
  5. A Christmas Story 12/8/2012

Robert Frost

  1. Anniversaries 3/26/2006
  2. A Chill up Your Spine 10/27/2002
  3. Poetry and Potation 4/30/2002

W.S. Gilbert

  1. For Those in Peril on the Sea 4/16/2012

Thomas Hardy

  1. Blood 10/31/2014
  2. For Those in Peril on the Sea 4/16/2012

Lafcadio Hearn

  1. Mardi Gras 2/6/2016

George Herbert

  1. Vice Verse 2/24/2009

Homer

  1. Food for Thought 11/29/2003
  2. Symposium 7/2/2002

Vassilios Papavassilious / St. John Climacus

  1. Mardi Gras 2/6/2016

John Keats

  1. "Dear John"/Lover Letters 2/12/2010
  2. Let me Count the Ways 2/15/2003
  3. Dante and Chianti 6/3/2002
  4. Poetry and Potation 4/30/2002

Jack Kerouac

  1. Dry 9/25/2011
  2. The Beat Goes On 9/5/2009
  3. Expose Yourself to Literature 5/26/2001

Rudyard Kipling

  1. Human Events 7/5/2015
  2. Wall 11/22/2014

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  1. It Was a Dark and Stormy Night 10/29/2016
  2. Disasters 1/15/2010
  3. Dante and Chianti 6/3/2002
  4. Expose Yourself to Literature 5/26/2001

Edna St. Vincent Millay

  1. "Dear John"/Lover Letters 2/12/2010
  2. Poetry and Potation 4/30/2002

John Milton

  1. Lovers' Leap 2/17/2008

Ogden Nash

  1. Human Events 7/5/2015

Alfred Noyes

  1. It Was a Dark and Stormy Night 10/29/2016

Eric Ormsby

  1. Year of the Rooster 1/28/2017

Ovid

  1. Lovers' Leap 2/17/2008
  2. Talk About Sex 2/12/2005
  3. Avian Literary Night 5/29/2004
  4. Death 11/1/2003
  5. Fairy Tales 4/21/2003
  6. Dante and Chianti 6/3/2002

Dorothy Parker

  1. "Dear John"/Lover Letters 2/12/2010
  2. The Beat Goes On 9/5/2009
  3. Vice Verse 2/24/2009

Walker Percy

  1. Run for the Roses 5/3/2008

S.J. Perelman

  1. Future 7/12/2014
  2. Here There By Dragons 1/20/2012
  3. Wet - 7/16/2011

Edgar Allen Poe

  1. Mardi Gras 2/6/2016
  2. Bewitched 10/31/2013
  3. Secrets 4/25/2013
  4. Gory/Gorey Valentine 2/27/2011
  5. A Chill up Your Spine 10/27/2002

Cole Porter

  1. Fallen Women 9/25/2004
  2. Food for Thought 11/29/2003
  3. Let me Count the Ways 2/15/2003

Ezra Pound

  1. Winter 1/11/2009
  2. Heat up Your Holidays 12/14/2002

Francois Rabelais

  1. Bounty 11/18/2007

Frank Rizzo

  1. Mardi Gras 2/6/2016

Chris Rose

  1. Mardi Gras 2/6/2016

Damon Runyon

  1. Blood 10/31/2014

John Ruskin

  1. For Those in Peril on the Sea 4/13/2012

Saki (H.H. Munro)

  1. A Christmas Story 12/8/2012
  2. Winter 1/11/2009

Robert Service

  1. Winter 1/11/2009
  2. Rhymes with June 6/30/2008
  3. Death 11/1/2003

Walter Scott

  1. Do the "Wright" Thing 6/11/2017
  2. Secrets 4/25/2013

William Shakespeare

  1. Wall 11/22/2014
  2. Blood 10/31/2014
  3. Bewitched 10/31/2013
  4. Dark 10/22/2011
  5. Masks 10/30/2004
  6. Avian Literary Night 5/29/2004
  7. Idylls of March 3/1/2003
  8. A Chill up Your Spine 10/27/22002
  9. Poetry and Potation 4/30/2002

Percy Shelley

  1. Rhymes with June 6/30/2008
  2. Avian Literary Night 5/29/2004
  3. Death 11/1/2003

H. Allen Smith

  1. Rhymes with June 6/30/2008
  2. Idylls of March 3/1/2003
  3. Poetry and Potation 4/30/2002

Thorne Smith

  1. Bewitched 10/31/2013

Alfred Tennyson

  1. Heroes 4/10/2010
  2. Poetry and Potation 4/30/2002
  3. Expose Yourself to Literature 5/26/2001

James Thurber

  1. Disasters 1/15/2010
  2. American Dream 7/3/2003
  3. Fairy Tales 4/21/2003
  4. Expose Yourself to Literature 5/26/2001

W. B. Yeats

  1. Masks 10/30/2004
  2. Fallen Women 9/25/2004
  3. Avian Literary Night 5/29/2004

E.B. White

  1. Who Let the Dogs Out? 2/17/2018

Elie Wiesel

  1. Diary 8/2/2015

Oscar Wilde

  1. Blood 10/31/2014
  2. "Dear John"/Lover Letters 2/12/2010
  3. Fairy Tales 4/21/2003