Listening to Yaddo

As praise for Micki McGee’s Yaddo: Making America Culture continues to pour in, we thought it might also be worthwhile to point out other venues where you can appreciate the history of this influential artists’ colony.

In an earlier post, we posted some images from the book but you can also see more images from the book and learn more about Yaddo at their Web site

One of the more fascinating features of the site is Yaddocast, which includes twenty episodes exploring the history, culture, and artistic achievements of Yaddo and its guest residents, from Yaddo’s founding to today. Each episode is an eight to fifteen minute examination of the life and work of one Yaddo founder or artist. Writers and artists featured include Saul Bellow, Flannery O’Connor, Aaron Copland, Philip Guston, Eudora Welty, Patricia Highsmith, Mario Puzo and others.

But don’t take our word for it, Yaddocast was also noted in the Live Your Best Section of the January 2009 issue of O Magazine.

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