literature live - portrait of woman writing
literature live
the world's great writings brought to life  
Live lectures and Audio CDs aimed at Teachers, Students, Librarians, Lovers of Literature!

Dr. Jane Mackay has spent a lifetime in pursuit of her passion for great literature. A graduate of three universities, she is the founder of 'Literature Live'.

In The Template of Great Literature series, Jane Mackay sheds new light on the lives and intentions of the great writers of the world. Her interest as a Quaker is in their spiritual journeys and the contribution their insights can give to our lives today. Her talks and live recordings are highly popular with academics, book clubs and the general public alike.

With an obvious love for her subject, penetrating insight, wit, warmth and humanity, Jane Mackay produces an opportunity to get inside the mystery of great lives and great writing that is not to be missed.

Resource Recommendation for Libraries from the Public Librarians' Journal, 2006

'Literature Live' is a CD collection of lectures on the great writers, recorded live in Stamford Arts Centre in Lincolnshire. All the lectures are given by Dr Jane Mackay and feature writers as varied as Victor Hugo, Dostoyevsky, Henry James and Shakespeare..

A full list, which is expanding all the time and now contains over 100 titles, can be found on the web. The lectures can be downloaded onto ipods and are available to buy in Cd format, Download and Pdf hard copy files are available by email or post that can be paid for (via PayPal)on the site. To go to Titles page click here

Jane says "each lecture is anchored to one book, e.g. Cervantes` Don Quixote, and I try to show how it comes out of the life. I'm not so much interested in the 'isms' as your usual academic. I want to know what makes a great writer..... the process through which they have to go to reach what they achieve. The CD project began as a response to people who were going to miss a lecture and asked for it to be recorded".


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