Events

June 2019

Wednesday 19 Jun

Midsummer Music: Baroque Duos and Trios

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

1:00pm-2:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of music by J. S. Bach, Louis Couperin, Hotteterre, and others.

Saturday 22 Jun

The Writing Institute's 6th Annual Publish & Promote Your Book Conference

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Saturday

9:00am-2:45pm

If you’re ready to find an agent and present your book to the marketplace, join The Writing Institute and a community of educators, writers, agents, editors, and publishers at a one day conference designed to help you succeed in your publishing ventures.

Wednesday 26 Jun

Midsummer Music: Piano Four-Hands

Marshall Field Room 1

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

1:00pm-2:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of music featuring Shubert and Stravinsky.

August 2019

Saturday 31 Aug

Opening Day! New Students Arrive on Campus

Multiple Locations

Open to the public

/ Saturday

All Day

Welcome, Class of 2023!

September 2019

Monday 2 Sep

Returning Students Arrive on Campus

Multiple Locations

Open to the public

/ Monday

All Day

Welcome back, undergraduate students!

Monday 9 Sep

First Day of Classes

Multiple Locations

Open to the public

/ Monday

All Day

Classes begin for undergraduate and graduate students.

Tuesday 10 Sep

Vijay Seshadri on the Craft of Writing

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

In this talk, writing faculty member Vijay Seshadri will elucidate sonic principles and ideas by means of both an analysis of texts and a brief historical summary of how we got to where we are now in our understanding of rhythm and melody in writing.

Thursday 12 Sep

The Writing Institute Fall Open House

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Lower Level Lobby

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:30pm-8:30pm

At the fall open house, Writing Institute teachers will be on hand to chat with guests individually and discuss their classes.

Tuesday 17 Sep

Joan Silber on the Craft of Fiction

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

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.

Wednesday 18 Sep

Nicholas Muellner on the Craft of Nonfiction

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Nicholas Muellner is an artist who operates at the intersection of photography and writing. Through books, exhibitions, and slide lectures, his projects investigate the limits of photography as a documentary pursuit and as an interface to literary, political, and personal narratives.

Tuesday 24 Sep

Richard Morais '81 Book Signing and Q&A

Titsworth Marjorie Leff Miller ’53 Lecture Hall

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Thursday 17 Oct

The Writing Institute Presents: Wrexham Road Reading Series

Wrexham Living Room

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.

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.

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.

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