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Dr. Robert MacGowan Figure Noted Radio Poet-Philosopher of New York City Well-Known Author and Brilliant Speaker REDPATH DR. ROBERT MACGOWAN Well Known Author, Poet, Speaker and Noted Authority on Robert Burns DR. ROBERT MacGOWAN, Pastor of Irvington Presbyterian church, Irvington-on-the-Hudson, N. Y., well-known author, poet, philosopher and noted authority on Robert Burns is one of the most brilliant lecturers before the American public. He has a freshness and brilliancy that are the outpourings of his magnetic personality. Possessed of a keen sense of humor, an engaging and captivating manner of speech and a fine and broad understanding of human nature, his audiences accept what he says with cumulative attention, interest and enthusiasm. Dr. MacGowan was born in Scotland and received his degrees from the University of Glasgow; post-graduate, University of London; honorary; University of Pittsburgh. He was the first British Lyman-Coleman lecturer, Lafayette College. He is chaplain of the St. Andrews Society of New York and president of the New York Robert Burns Circle. Here are some of Dr. MacGowan's recent radio activities: He received the National Poetry Award for 1935 at Poetry Center, Radio City, New York, after a coast-to-coast broadcast over NBC through station WEAF. For two years he has made weekly broadcasts as Poet-Philosopher over station WBNX, New York. He is the summer commentator with weekly broadcasts over station WPG, Atlantic City. Over stations WNYC, WOR, WMCA he has given many programs of poetry and essays in epigram. Dr. MacGowan is the author of Song of Meditation, The Significance of Stephen Collins Foster, Oh, Ye Who Live with Gardens. For 12 years he has been the Quiet Hour editor of a national religious magazine with an original poem every week. Some of His Popular Lecture Subjects THE CREED OF DEMOCRACY THE NEW AMERICA MEN OR MACHINES IDEAL EDUCATION SHORT CUTS THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY DANGEROUS LIVING THE ART OF BEING HAPPY AMERICA'S DEBT TO ROBERT BURNS POETIC DRAMA ON STAGE AND SCREEN TRENDS IN MODERN POETRY Some Recent Important Lecture Engagements State, National and Other Conventions National Safety Council, State Convention, Trenton, N. J.; Civic Youth Council, Trenton, N. J.; Business and Professional Women, State Convention, Atlantic City, N. J.; Junior Women's Club of New Jersey, State Convention, Atlantic City, N. J.; Masonic Clubs of Connecticut, Hartford; National Safety Council Congress, Philadelphia; New York City Federation of Women's Clubs, 100th Convention at Hotel Astor. Forums and Lecture Courses. Sylvan Forum, Holmdeln, N. J., twice (2,000 audience); John Haynes Holmes Community Center, New York; English Speaking Union, New York City; Library Association, Dobbs Ferry, N. Y.; Academy of Music, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Greenwich Men's Club, N. Y. Teachers Institutes Teachers Institutes at the State Teachers Colleges at West Chester, Pa., Clearfield, Pa., Meadville, Pa., Warren, Pa., Dushore, Pa., Media, Pa., Indiana, Pa., Pottsville, Pa., and Fanklin, Pa. Clubs and Banquets Advertising Club, Rochester, N. Y.; James Pond Luncheon, Hotel Gotham, N. Y.; Lawn Bowling Club banquets, New York and New Jersey; New York Chapter of American Colonists; Odd Fellows, annual banquet, Yonkers, N. Y.: Jones Beach, N. Y., annual celebration—audience of 12,000; St. Andrew's Society, banquet, N. Y. Poetry Societies, Literary and Authors Organizations National Congress of American Poets on Poetic Drama of Stage and Screen, New York City; Columbia University, Philosophy Hall; Poetry Banquet, Radio Center, New York; Authors Matinee, The Roosevelt Hotel, New York; Annual Award of Women Poets, guest speaker, New York; Robert Burns Circle of New York City; Edgar Allen Poe Society; Poetry Forum, St. Marks on-the-Bouwerie, New York; Albany, N. Y., Burns Club (oldest in U. S.) Printed in U. S. A.
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