Events

February 2018

Thursday 15 Feb

Linda Gregerson Craft of Poetry—The Second Person

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Surely the most interesting person in the poem is the second person. The first person has received the great preponderance of our attention: Who is the lyric speaker? Ought we even to speak of a lyric “I”? If we are wrong to speak of a lyric I, what dynamics have led us into this error? Etc. But the “you,” implicit or named, constructed as a cipher or lavishly characterized, has received much less attention. What does it mean to address a you directly in a poem? Where does that leave the rest of the poem’s readers? What sort of vocabulary ought we to use when thinking about a layered set of auditors, some of whom hold privileged status? What difference does it make if we imagine the second person to be actual? To be fictional? How much of the poem is about its ostensible subject and how much of it is about the power dynamic between the I and the you? In this craft talk, we'll explore these questions and others using the examples of specific lyric poems, some of them canonical and some of them quite recent, and we'll have time for discussion afterward.

Linda Gregerson Poetry Reading

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Linda Gregerson is the author of seven collections of poetry, including New and Selected Poems (2015); The Selvage (2012); The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep, which was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Prize and The Poets Prize; Magnetic North, which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award; and Waterborne, which won the 2003 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Gregerson’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Granta, The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, Best American Poetry, and many other journals and anthologies.

Graduate Studies Information Session—New York City

Off Campus The 23rd Street Center: 116 W 23rd St (5th floor)

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-7:30pm

Please join us for an Information Session to learn more about our graduate programs and life as a graduate student at Sarah Lawrence College.

Theatre Program Presents: She Kills Monsters

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

For the part of all of us that retreats to our imaginations and brings our deepest desires out from the shadows. A conversation about who gets to be the hero and how we internalize the demons we struggle with. Rooted in the aesthetic of D&D and ’90s video games, a performance of shadow puppetry and stage violence brings to life the fantasy of killing monsters. A Student Director Workshop. Created by Qui Nguyen; co-directed by Sean Devareco & Glenn Potter.

Women’s Basketball vs. St. Joseph’s L.I.

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:30pm-9:30pm

Friday 16 Feb

Theatre Program Presents: She Kills Monsters

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

For the part of all of us that retreats to our imaginations and brings our deepest desires out from the shadows. A conversation about who gets to be the hero and how we internalize the demons we struggle with. Rooted in the aesthetic of D&D and ’90s video games, a performance of shadow puppetry and stage violence brings to life the fantasy of killing monsters. A Student Director Workshop. Created by Qui Nguyen; co-directed by Sean Devareco & Glenn Potter.

Saturday 17 Feb

Theatre Outreach Presents Black History Month Performance: “A Celebration of our Youth—A Youth Arts Jamboree”

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

The Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Outreach Program, in honor of Black History Month, presents: “A Celebration of our Youth-A Youth Arts Jamboree” featuring The Theodore D. Young Community Center's (TDYCC) “Arts and Culture Unit” and their Teen Acting Workshop presenting, “The Non-Loser's Club” and “A Tribute to Langston Hughes” with special guest, soprano soloist, Ms. Olivia Hunter in Langston Hughes's classic poem “Let America be America Again” and the TDYCC Dance workshop presenting hip-hop and African dance. Directed by Paul Kwame Johnson ’74, MFA ’77; choreographed by Jessica Parris.

Women’s Basketball vs. Mount Saint Mary

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Theatre Program Presents: She Kills Monsters

Performing Arts Center Open Space Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

2:00pm-4:00pm

For the part of all of us that retreats to our imaginations and brings our deepest desires out from the shadows. A conversation about who gets to be the hero and how we internalize the demons we struggle with. Rooted in the aesthetic of D&D and ’90s video games, a performance of shadow puppetry and stage violence brings to life the fantasy of killing monsters. A Student Director Workshop. Created by Qui Nguyen; co-directed by Sean Devareco & Glenn Potter.

Sunday 18 Feb

Men’s Volleyball vs. Lehman and TBD

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Sunday

11:00am-5:00pm

Monday 19 Feb

Summer Pre-College Programs Online Information Session

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Monday

1:00pm-2:00pm

Join us for an online information session to learn more about our summer program offerings for pre-college students.

Scott Calvin Lecture—Women In Physics: Beyond Curie

Titsworth Living Room

Open to the public

/ Monday

5:30pm-6:30pm

Former physics faculty member Scott Calvin will discuss his new book, Beyond Curie: Four Women in Physics and Their Remarkable Discoveries, 1903 to 1963.

Tuesday 20 Feb

Ben Lerner Craft of Fiction—Fiction as Curation

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

In this talk, we’ll consider how prose can absorb other media—poetry, visual art, etc.—as a method both of critique and characterization. How can we think of writing fiction as a curatorial art?

The Inaugural Year: Kyes Stevens MA ’99, MFA ’00 Lecture—Education in Prison (Lynd Colloquium)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:30pm-7:00pm

Kyes Stevens MA ’99, MFA ’00 is the founder and director of the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project at Auburn University, a program that serves 10 of the 15 major prisons in Alabama through pre-college and college classes. In 2016, through this program, the first Bachelor of Science degree for the Alabama prison system was launched. Stevens worked with colleagues across the country to build the foundation for the National Alliance for Higher Education in Prison and has also been involved in the development of a national organization to support artists who teach in corrections. In addition, with colleagues from around the country, Stevens met several times with members of the Obama administration at the White House to discuss the role of higher education in criminal justice reform. Stevens earned her MA in Women’s History and MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. She is a poet who was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Department of Justice to teach poetry at the Talladega Federal Prison in 2001 and built APAEP from that experience. She has completed eight residencies at the Lillian E. Smith Center for Creative Arts in Clayton, GA and was a co-recipient of the first Lillian E. Smith Writer in Service award. She received the Auburn University Young Alumni Achievement Award in 2012 and an Auburn University Women of Distinction Award in 2010. She was the 2014 Alabama State Council on the Arts Literary Arts Fellowship recipient and, in 2016, was recognized as an Al.com Woman Who Shapes the State. She was also selected as a 2016 Southerner of the Year by Southern Living.

Wednesday 21 Feb

Ben Lerner Fiction Reading

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Ben Lerner has received fellowships from the Fulbright, Guggenheim, and Mac Arthur Foundations, among many other honors.

Thursday 22 Feb

The Inaugural Year: Will Gibbons Lecture—Gamifying Classical Music and Classifying Game Music

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:15pm-6:30pm

Classical music is everywhere in video games. From early arcade classics, to obscure indie titles, to major franchises like BioShock and Civilization, soundtracks are full of classical work. World-renowned classical ensembles perform concerts of game music to sold-out audiences. But what do these combinations of art and entertainment reveal about the cultural value we place on these media? Can classical music ever be video-game music, and can game music ever be classical? By delving into the shifting and often contradictory cultural meanings that emerge when classical music meets video games, this talk explores instances where the lines between the “art” of classical music and the “entertainment” of video games is blurred.

The Writing Institute’s Wrexham Road Reading Series

Wrexham Living Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:30pm-8:30pm

Hosted by The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, the Wrexham Road Reading Series is proud to present Patty Yumi Cottrell, Michael J. Seidlinger, Heather Harpham, Ed Lin, and Daisy Khan.

Theatre Program Presents: Rebecca and Shoot, Don’t Talk

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Rebecca—Created by Christopher Nourse w/ensemble

Friday 23 Feb

Theatre Program Presents: Rebecca and Shoot, Don’t Talk

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Rebecca—Created by Christopher Nourse w/ensemble

Men’s Volleyball vs. John Jay

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Friday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday 24 Feb

Graduate Programs Open House

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Saturday

10:00am-2:00pm

Thank you for your interest in graduate study at Sarah Lawrence College! Please join us for an open house to learn more about our nine graduate programs and two dual degrees. All of our graduate programs are characterized by Sarah Lawrence’s strong emphasis on individual scholarship and intensive, collaborative work with members of the Sarah Lawrence faculty.

Men’s Volleyball vs. Brooklyn

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Theatre Program Presents: Rebecca and Shoot, Don’t Talk

Performing Arts Center Frances Ann Cannon Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

2:00pm-4:00pm

Rebecca—Created by Christopher Nourse w/ensemble

Tuesday 27 Feb

Science Seminar Series—Dock to Dish: the future of sustainable seafood

Science Center 103

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:30pm-1:30pm

A seminar given by Sean Barrett, Co-Founder of Dock to Dish.

Music Tuesday Presents: Cygnus Ensemble

Performing Arts Center Reisinger Auditorium

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Music from Cygnus’ off-broadway show, “Sounding Beckett,” and other recent works by music faculty members composers Chester Biscardi & John Yannelli. Members of the Sarah Lawrence College Guitar Ensemble.

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