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Who's coming to dinner?

  1. JimTxMiller profile image76
    JimTxMillerposted 5 years ago

    Who's coming to dinner?

    It's a catered meal in a private room of a good hotel. Expense is not an issue. You may invite four writers, living or dead, to be your guests for the evening. Who do you invite and why?

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    Joanne M Olivieriposted 5 years ago

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow because he is my favorite poet of all time.  Edgar Allan Poe because I want to find out how his mind works.  Sylvia Plath because I want her brilliant mind to teach me to grasp her expertise on writing imagery and finally Maya Angelou because I just love her.

    1. JimTxMiller profile image76
      JimTxMillerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Impressive choices. Would not mind being a fly on the wall!

    2. Kathryn Stratford profile image89
      Kathryn Stratfordposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      After seeing the name Maya Angelou twice on one page, I'm curious. I've never heard of her.

    3. annart profile image85
      annartposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're not the only one Kathryn; me neither!

    4. JimTxMiller profile image76
      JimTxMillerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Maya Angelou is an American poet, author and civil rights activist perhaps best known for her book, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."

  3. annart profile image85
    annartposted 5 years ago

    Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Noel Coward and Iris Murdoch, each one from a different era, each one talented and each one using a completely different style.  The conversation should be amazing!  Their characters and values would probably differ tremendously and maybe clash in some cases, especially the 'scathing' Mr Coward!  Their combined humour and wit would be a fascinating blend and their discussions on society could be mind-blowing.  I'd love to ask them questions on their choice of themes and their writing techniques.  What a wonderful dinner party that would be!
    Top marks for thinking of such a brilliant question.

    1. JimTxMiller profile image76
      JimTxMillerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, dear! Had better order more wine!

  4. Kathryn Stratford profile image89
    Kathryn Stratfordposted 5 years ago

    Stephen King would be my first choice. I have read some of his books, including "On Writing", which gives tips on writings and gives stories from his life that are very inspiring for a writer. I would also invite Edgar Allen Poe, because I would like to get to know someone who could write like him. He was a favorite when I was young. Also, Nora Roberts and Robyn Carr, modern day writers who could transport me to another land, and a fictional community that sounds like a wonderful place to live.

    1. JimTxMiller profile image76
      JimTxMillerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Intresting mix, provided King and Poe don't get off on a scaring match! Thanks for the answer!!

  5. Annie Miller profile image75
    Annie Millerposted 5 years ago

    Maya Angelou for her voice, vast experience and great humanity. Robert Frost for his poetic interpretation of nature. J.D. Salinger who opened my mind and wrote my story. Edgar Allan Poe for allowing me to explore my dark side and because I love a mystery!

    1. JimTxMiller profile image76
      JimTxMillerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ah, I'm learning! None of your excellent choices surprise me.

    2. annart profile image85
      annartposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      J D Salinger's a brilliant choice; The Catcher in the Rye is one of my favourites.  I thought of him but deliberately stuck to Brits that I know best!

 
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