“Oscar Wilde in America”

Celebrating Oscar Wilde’s August 11, 1882 lecture in Sharon Springs, NY

The Oscar Wilde Memorial Lecture
Thursday, August 11, 2022, at 3:00 pm
in the American Hotel, Sharon Springs, NY
a lecture by
John Cooper
“Oscar Wilde in America”

On Friday, August 11, during his legendary 1882 American Tour, the 27-year-old Irish poet, celebrity, and aesthete Oscar Wilde delivered a lecture in the Pavilion Hotel in Sharon Springs, NY.

To celebrate the 140th anniversary of this event, Wilde scholar and enthusiast John Cooper, curator of the “Oscar Wilde in America” website and blog, will deliver the first Klinkhart Hall Arts Center Oscar Wilde Memorial Lecture.

JOHN COOPER is a historian, consultant, and long-standing member of the Oscar Wilde Society, a founding member of the Oscar Wilde Society of America, and a former manager of the Victorian Society in America. For the last twenty years, he has specialized in Wilde’s 1882 lecture tour, including Wilde’s time in New York.
Read more about John Cooper . . .

The 2022 Sharon Springs Poetry Festival is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

Klinkhart Hall Arts Center’s programs are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.