As the weather gets cooler, some are already thinking of heading out for what’s left of spring: the annual American Arts and Letters Gala, a gala honoring one of the country’s most celebrated writers, F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The society honored it’s 22nd poet laureate this year: Poet laureates are chosen by the arts and letters society. The organization is known as the “Oscars of watches.” This year’s honored writers are actress Jane Seymour and husband R. D. Robb, who are the founder and chair of GWS Classics, a special collections organization. The awards were presented Friday, Oct. 26, by GWS President and Artistic Director Anne Shenk who is also managing editor of its journal. The society’s publication, The American Art, will mark the occasion in the Spring of 2019.
Seymour is the first woman to be the Poet Laureate since Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1899. Her husband is one of Hollywood’s wealthiest investors and the founder of the famed media group Lionsgate. The couple founded the Princess Elizabeth Scholarship in 2005 to raise money for the Yale School of Drama’s apprenticeship program.
Robb has also produced the NBC show “Beverly Hills 90210” and wrote for the likes of Variety and Rolling Stone.