Friday, August 25, 2017

Literary Gladiators- Season 6 Discussions

It has been quite sometime since I posted anything new to this blog and I always say that I am going to submit some new content. Between the operation of Literary Gladiators and how I am posting my new content on Goodreads, it has been awhile since I had the ability to check out this blog. I am really happy to see that it is picking up viewership, though, and I will definitely use it to provide written updates in the form of announcements for the new season and also my Top 10 favorite books that I read in any given year. I am strongly considering a return, but when that return is remains to be determined.

For now, I wanted to share a list of the 30 discussions we have taped and will be releasing for season six, which will last from September 15, 2017 to April 13, 2018. We are releasing new discussions every Friday during this span with the exception of December 29, which will be the week in which we are releasing our favorite books that we read in 2017.

The works we will be going over are:


Sep. 15, 2017- Watership Down by Richard Adams (NOVEL)

Sep. 22- “The Sad Story of Henry” by Rev. W. Awdry (CHILDREN’S STORY)

Sep. 29- “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber (SHORT STORY)

Oct. 6- “The Modern Moose” by Amy Leach (ESSAY)

Oct. 13- “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver (POEM)

Oct. 20- “Fisherman” by Pablo Neruda (POEM)

Oct. 27- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (NOVEL)

Nov. 3- “One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop (POEM)

Nov. 10- “The Capital of the World” by Ernest Hemingway (SHORT STORY)

Nov. 17- Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (GRAPHIC NOVEL)

Nov. 24- “Tulips” by Sylvia Plath (POEM)

Dec. 1- Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin (NOVEL)

Dec. 8- Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore (COMIC)

Dec. 15- The Shining by Stephen King (NOVEL)

Dec. 22- “Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman (POEM)

Jan. 5, 2018- “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe (SHORT STORY)

Jan. 12- “The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury (SHORT STORY)

Jan. 19- Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (NOVEL)

Jan. 26- The Giver by Lois Lowry (NOVEL)

Feb. 2- “On the Pulse of Morning” by Maya Angelou (POEM)

Feb. 9- “He Would Not Stop For Me, and Who Can Wonder” by A.E. Housman (POEM)

Feb. 16- Fences by August Wilson (PLAY)

Feb. 23- “Misery” told by Aleksandr Afanas’ev (FAIRY TALE)

Mar. 2- A Bell for Adano by John Hersey (NOVEL)

Mar. 9- 1984 by George Orwell (NOVEL)

Mar. 16- Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (NOVEL)

Mar. 23- “Guinea Pig, or On the Power of Reason” by Zbigniew Herbert (SHORT STORY)

Mar. 30- “Black Sun” by Osip Mandelstam (POEM)

Apr. 6- “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost (POEM)

Apr. 13- “The Boy Who Wanted More Cheese” told by William Elliot Griffis (FAIRY TALE)
 
There will be no moderator behind the camera, for the discussion will be taking place completely in front of the camera. Instead of multiple questions, one of the panelists will share a discussion starter and the discussion will continue from that point. The panelists are welcome to ask each other questions if they wish and redirect the discussion as they feel it is fit. Episodes are also being released in the order in which they were taped.
 
Participants for season six included:
 
Josh Caporale (Season 1-Present)
Charlie Gulizia (Season 1-Present)
Dan Marseglia (Season 2-Present)
Larry Romano (Season 2, 4-Present)
Dr. David Bordelon (Season 2, 4-Present)
Ari S. Gans (Season 3-Present, also the editor in Seasons 1&2)
Kaila Rotsma (Season 4-Present)
Andrew Bartholomew (Season 5-Present)
Austin Greitz (Season 5-Present)
Lenny Apa (Season 5-Present)
Trevor Rockett (Season 5-Present)
Brian Flickinger (NEW)
Tori Reynolds (NEW)
 
We have a great group of people that made for what I am arguing as being our greatest season yet. We will be premiering on September 15th and I hope you check us out and enjoy. Keep Reading!
 
You can find our channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/literarygladiators

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