January 07, 2010

Guess who's coming to dinner?

I posted this in 2008, but wanted to repost since I have so many different readers now. Such an interesting question. I look forward to reading your answers.

If you were to host a round table discussion, and could invite anyone (dead or alive), who would you include?

A lively dinner party ~

image from here

“Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood”

~ William Shakespeare

I'd like to have a discussion with:
Robin Williams (for levity)

What about you?

2008 comments here


Golden West said...

All my invites would go to family members who've passed on.

willow said...

Oh, gosh, right off the top of my head, I would have:

Abraham Lincoln
Edna St. Vincent Millay
N.C. Wyeth
Bryn Terfel
Capt. Robin Hanna (my fifth great grandfather)
Mahala Ray Smith (my great-great grandmother)

Karine said...

I think I'd have to have more than one!
But for one of them, I'd like to have
1. Alice Neel
2. Eva Hess
3. Joan Mitchell
4. Frida Kahlo
5. Barbara Hepworth or Georgia O'Keeffe.

A conversation with my favorite women artists! cool.

T.Allen-Mercado said...


1.Zadie Smith
2.Shel Silverstein
3.Ezra Jack Keats
4.Henry Darger
5.Georgia O'Keeffe
6.Frida Kahlo
7.Sigmund Freud

okay, there's still room for me :)

reprise said...

First I would love to be able to speak with some of my own ancestors, along with John Steinbeck, Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Jane Austin, John F. Kennedy and Annie Leibovitz.
Glad it is a big table. :)

Anonymous said...

I would invite my grandma Betty, my dad's mom. She passed away when I was about 8 years old, but she was a fantastic cook. I've always wished she were around longer, I could have learned so much from her, both in the kitchen, as well as in life. ♥

Merisi said...

Ansel Adams
Inge Morath
Arthur Miller (asking him to bring his red beet soup!)
Stefan Zweig
Valentina Cortese

I have a lot of questions to ask of each. ;-)