Events

September 2019

Tuesday 24 Sep

Richard Morais '81 Book Signing and Q&A

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room C

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-8:30pm

Award-winning author and Sarah Lawrence alumnus Richard Morais '81 will return to campus to share his third novel, The Man With No Borders.

Wednesday 25 Sep

Mary Ruefle and Michael Burkard Poetry Reading

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Mary Ruefle is a poet, essayist, and erasure artist. Michael Burkard is the author of lucky coat anywhere, Envelope of Night: Selected and Uncollected Poems, 1966-1990, and Unsleeping.

Thursday 26 Sep

The Japan Foundation Film Series Presents: Tremble All You Want

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:30pm-7:30pm

The Japan Foundation, New York organizes an annual film series during which Japanese films are screened at educational and cultural institutions across the United States.

October 2019

Wednesday 2 Oct

Joan Silber on the Craft of Fiction

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Joan Silber is the author of eight books of fiction. Her last novel Improvement won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and she recently received the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. She teaches in the Sarah Lawrence MFA Program.

Visual & Studio Arts Lecture Series: Ann Toebbe

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Screening Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

4:30pm-6:00pm

Artist Ann Toebbe has been the recipient of numerous grants including a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant in 2005 and 2015, a Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant in 2015, and a Chicago Dcase and IL Council for The Arts Grant in 2017.

Wednesday 9 Oct

Poetry Reading with Donna Stonecipher

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Donna Stonecipher is the author of five books of poetry: The Reservoir (winner of the Contemporary Poetry Series competition, 2002); Souvenir de Constantinople (2007); The Cosmopolitan (winner of the National Poetry Series, 2008); Model City (2015); and Transaction Histories (2018, cited by The New York Times as one of the 10 best poetry books of 2018).

Thursday 10 Oct

The Japan Foundation Film Series Presents: Recall

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:30pm-7:30pm

The Japan Foundation, New York organizes an annual film series during which Japanese films are screened at educational and cultural institutions across the United States.

Friday 11 Oct

Genetics Open House

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Friday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Interested in learning more about genetic counseling and/or applying to the
Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College?

Please RSVP for our open house! At this event you'll take a campus tour and meet current faculty, directors, alumni, and students. You'll learn more about graduate study at Sarah Lawrence, particularly of the genetic counseling training program, and have an opportunity to ask questions of faculty and students. A light dinner will be served.

Questions? Please contact Assistant Program Director Janelle Villiers at 914-395-2605 or jvilliers@sarahlawrence.edu.

REGISTER FOR OPEN HOUSE

Saturday 12 Oct

MFA Writing Program Alumni Festival

Multiple Locations

Open to the public

/ Saturday

All Day

All alumni of the MFA Writing Program, current MFA Writing students, and their guests are invited to campus for a full day of craft talks, conversations, generative sessions, and readings.

Monday 14 Oct

Fall Open House for Prospective Undergraduate Students

Barbara Walters Campus Center Rooms A, B, C

Open to the public

/ Monday

8:00am-4:00pm

Experience what it’s like to be a student at one of the most distinctive liberal arts and sciences colleges in the country!

Tuesday 15 Oct

Suzanne Hoover on the Craft of Fiction

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

In this talk, writing faculty member Suzanne Hoover will explore the way irony is inescapable in our experience, and so must inform the way we read the world.

Wednesday 16 Oct

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh on the Craft of Writing

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

This craft talk will focus on one of the most critical techniques for every creative writer, despite genre: making the reader pay attention!

Thursday 17 Oct

The Writing Institute Presents: Wrexham Road Reading Series

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room C

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:30pm-8:30pm

Wednesday 23 Oct

Adam Nemett on the Craft of Writing

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Author Adam Nemett will read and discuss themes from his novel We Can Save Us All and share some insights from the zigzagging but all too common "post-MFA" process, including his experiences in film/TV and as creative director for History Factory, a specialty marketing agency focused on heritage-based storytelling.

Genetics Open House

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Interested in learning more about genetic counseling and/or applying to the
Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College?

Please RSVP for our open house! At this event you'll take a campus tour and meet current faculty, directors, alumni, and students. You'll learn more about graduate study at Sarah Lawrence, particularly of the genetic counseling training program, and have an opportunity to ask questions of faculty and students. A light dinner will be served.

Questions? Please contact Assistant Program Director Janelle Villiers at 914-395-2605 or jvilliers@sarahlawrence.edu.

REGISTER FOR OPEN HOUSE

Thursday 24 Oct

Nelly Reifler on the Craft of Fiction

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Author Nelly Reifler has taught in Sarah Lawrence's writing program since 2002.

Friday 25 Oct

Celebrate Sarah Lawrence!

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Atrium/Lobby

Open to the public

/ Friday

3:00pm-5:00pm

Join students, faculty, and staff for the third annual Celebrate Sarah Lawrence, a showcase of student and faculty work.

Thursday 31 Oct

Jac Jemc on the Craft of Speculative Fiction

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Author Jac Jemc presents a craft talk on horror, the uncanny, and writing outside of genre.

November 2019

Tuesday 5 Nov

Visual & Studio Arts Lecture Series: Clifford Owens

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 208

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Clifford Owens teaches a performance arts class at Sarah Lawrence College.

Meg Day on the Craft of Poetry

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Meg Day is the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and The Publishing Triangle's 2015 Audre Lorde Award, and a finalist for the 2016 Kate Tufts Discovery Award from Claremont Graduate University, a 2015 Lambda Literary Award in Poetry, and Jacar Press' Julie Suk Award.

Wednesday 6 Nov

Robert Boyers on the Craft of Nonfiction

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

This lecture by author Robert Boyers will discuss the uses of memoir for argumentative purposes and consider what is gained when the personal and political are permitted to blend in essays that refuse to settle for the one at the expense of the other. Examples will be provided, and lively discussion with audience members should follow.

Thursday 7 Nov

The Japan Foundation Film Series Presents: Where I Belong

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:30pm-7:30pm

The Japan Foundation, New York organizes an annual film series during which Japanese films are screened at educational and cultural institutions across the United States.

Nonfiction Reading with Sarah Manguso

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Sarah Manguso is the author of seven books. Her most recent book, 300 Arguments, is a work of aphoristic autobiography and was named a book of the year by more than 20 publications.

Tuesday 12 Nov

Selected Works: Tishan Hsu Exhibition Opening Reception & Retirement Celebration

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Heimbold Gallery

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:00pm-5:30pm

Tishan Hsu is an artist whose practice has attempted to convey an embodied technology. He taught sculpture at Sarah Lawrence from 1994 to 2018.

Thursday 14 Nov

Tochi Onyebuchi on the Craft of Speculative Fiction

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Tochi Onyebuchi is the author of the young adult novel Beasts Made of Night and its sequel, Crown of Thunder.

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