Events

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

Swing State: Ann Toebbe Exhibition Opening Reception

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Heimbold Gallery

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

5:30pm-7:00pm

This reception opens an exhibition of work by Ann Toebbe that will be on view through October 13, 2019.

Wednesday 11 Sep

Vijay Seshadri on the Craft of Writing

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

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.

Durga Chew-Bose Craft Talk

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Durga Chew-Bose '09 is a Montreal-born writer and teh author of Too Much and Not the Mood.

Thursday 12 Sep

The Writing Institute Fall Open House

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room C

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.

Wednesday 18 Sep

Ted Chiang on the Craft of Speculative Fiction

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Ted Chiang's fiction has won four Hugo, four Nebula, and four Locus awards, and has been featured in The Best American Short Stories.

Nicholas Muellner on the Craft of Writing

Slonim Living Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

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

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

RSVP to this Event

The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College is excited to announce our upcoming Wrexham Road Reading Series evening on Thursday, October 17th, at 6:30 pm. Five acclaimed and fascinating writers will read from their work and advance the college’s year-long dialogue around the theme, "E Pluribus Unum."

We hope you will plan to attend, hear from these important writers, join our Q&A, and enjoy the company of our writing community. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to all. Free parking is available in the adjoining lot.

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.

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