Program Leaders:


David L. Miller is the Watson-Ledden Professor of Religion, Emeritus, at Syracuse University. His teaching and writing are in the areas of Religion and Myth, Depth Psychology and Literary Theory. He has published more than sixty articles and five books, the most recent, "Jung and the Interpretation of the Bible."

Mary Jean Irion is the founder/director (1987-97) of The Writers' Center at Chautauqua. Her work has appeared in many periodicals. Her books are "From the Ashes of Christianity" (nonfiction); "Yes, World" (essays); "Holding On," (poems); and "She-Fire: A Safari into the Human Animal" (nonfiction).

Nelvin Vos taught literature and religion at Muhlenberg College for thirty-five years. Among his publications are "The Drama of Comedy: Victim and Victor," "For God's Sake, Laugh," and "The Great Pendulum of Becoming: Images in Modern Drama."

Mark Harvey is a musician, minister, and educator, teaching at MIT. Founder and director of the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra and a trumpeter, he has improvised scores for Kate Matson's contemporary animations as well as for several silent films on the DVD collections of "Treasures from American Film Archives." His original compositions and improvisations can be heard on eight Aardvark CDs.

Ken Filiano is a versatile performer, active throughout America and Europe, in jazz, classical, and world music contexts, and whose compositions and improvisations are included on more than a dozen recordings.


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