Events

September 2021

Tuesday 14 Sep

Women's Volleyball: SLC @ John Jay

Athletic Away John Jay College

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesday 15 Sep

Women's Soccer: SLC @ John Jay

John Jay College

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

4:00pm-6:00pm

Thursday 16 Sep

In-conversation: Carolyn Ferrell and Kathleen Hill

BWCC MULTI B

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

This in-person event is open to current students, faculty, and staff. Other members of the SLC community are welcome to view the event on Zoom by registering here.

Carolyn Ferrell '84 is the author of the novel, Dear Miss Metropolitan, and the short-story collection, Don’t Erase Me, which was awarded the Art Seidenbaum Award of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize program, the John C. Zacharis Award given by Ploughshares, and the Quality Paperback Book Prize for First Fiction. She has also received grants from the Fulbright Association, German Academic Exchange (DAAD), City University of New York MAGNET Program, and National Endowment for the Arts. Ferrell’s stories have ​been anthologized in the 1994, 2018, and 2020 volumes of Best American Short Stories and The Best American Short Stories of the Century, among other places​.She teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in New York with her husband and children. 

Kathleen Hill until recently taught in the MFA Program at Sarah Lawrence College. Her novel Still Waters in Nigerwas named a Notable Book of the Year byThe New York Times, Los Angeles Times,andChicago Tribune;the French translation,Eaux Tranquilles, was shortlisted for the Prix Femina Etranger. Who Occupies This House, a second novel, was named an Editors’ Choice atThe New York Times. Her work has appeared inBest American Short Stories, Best Spiritual Writing, Pushcart Prize XXV,andThe Pushcart Book of Short Stories. Her recent memoir,She Read to us in the Late Afternoons, received the Silver Nautilus Award.

Women's Volleyball: SLC @ CCNY

Athletic Away CCNY

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Today: Saturday 18 Sep

Men's & Women's Cross County: SLC @ Bard

Athletic Away Bard College

Open to the public

/ Saturday

11:00am-1:30pm

Women's Volleyball Tri-Match: SLC @ Western Conn State 1pm; SLC @ Rhode Island College 1pm

Athletic Away Western Conn. State

Open to the public

/ Saturday

11:00am-3:00pm

Men's Soccer: Lehman vs SLC

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Sunday 19 Sep

Women's Tennis: Albertus Magnus vs SLC

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Sunday

11:00am-2:00pm

Women's Soccer: SLC @ NYU

Athletic Away Riverdale, NY

Open to the public

/ Sunday

12:00pm-2:00pm

Tuesday 21 Sep

Violet Kupersmith on the Craft of Speculative Fiction - My Haunted House, My Haunted Body

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 202 Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

This in-person event is open to current students, faculty, and staff. Other members of the SLC community are welcome to view the event on Zoom by registering here.

A talk about ghosts — literal and figurative — and why I write about them. Including: My attempts at “translating” my Vietnamese family’s war stories through speculative short fiction. Exorcising my own ghosts while writing my novel, and the brief period of my life spent as the Central Highland’s worst independent paranormal investigator. Using the concept of spirit possession to contend with the horror of colonialism. Struggling to find my place within Diasporic Vietnamese writing, trying to situate myself instead on the map of women writers of the gothic, the weird, and the uncanny, from Emily Dickinson and Charlotte Bronte to Shirley Jackson, Angela Carter, and Carmen Maria Machado, and what I learned from the haunted houses in their own works.  

Violet Kupersmith is the author of the novel Build Your House Around My Body and the short story collection The Frangipani Hotel. She previously taught English with the Fulbright Program in the Mekong Delta and was a creative writing fellow at the University of East Anglia. She has lived in Da Lat and Saigon, Vietnam, and currently resides in the U.S.

Women's Soccer: Rutgers-Newark vs SLC

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesday 22 Sep

Men's Soccer: Farmingdale State vs SLC

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Women's Volleyball: SLC @ Saint Joseph's BK

Athletic Away Saint Joseph's Brooklyn College

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:30pm-9:30pm

Thursday 23 Sep

Women's Volleyball Match

Athletic Away Pratt

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday 25 Sep

Women's Tennis: Saint Joseph's LI vs SLC

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Saturday

12:00pm-3:00pm

Men's Soccer: Maritime (NY) vs SLC

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Sunday 26 Sep

Men's & Women's Cross County: SLC @ Mount Saint Mary College Race #2

Athletic Away Hudson Valley Sports Dome

Open to the public

/ Sunday

11:00am-1:30pm

Monday 27 Sep

MFA Dance Virtual Information Session

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Monday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Sarah Lawrence's MFA Dance online information sessions provide perspective students with the opportunity to connect directly with the Program Director, John Jasperse, to learn more about the program and the Sarah Lawrence community. We will introduce you to the program's multidisciplinary curriculum and show how our individualized approach to education can support your artistic development. There will also be an opportunity to discuss the admissions requirements and ask any questions you may have. 

REGISTER HERE

Tuesday 28 Sep

Kristin Dombek on the Craft of Nonfiction - Trust in the Apocalypse

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 202 Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

This in-person event is open to current students, faculty, and staff. Other members of the SLC community are welcome to view the event on Zoom by registering here.

Today in June we are waiting for the Pentagon to say what they haven't said about UFOs, and hearing the virus may indeed have been leaked from a lab. I am thinking about the difference between the stories we trust because we are expecting to hear them, need to hear them, can't imagine beyond them--and the intimate and surprising trust great writers of nonfiction (journalists, but also essayists and fiction writers and poets) inspire. What September will be like I do not know but maybe I will talk about this: toxic narrativity, on the one hand, and on the other, the craft of trust, its mystery across forms and genres, and the deep personal work of becoming trustworthy.

Kristin Dombek’s essays have been anthologized in Best American Essays and elsewhere, and translated across the globe. You can find some in The New York Times MagazineThe Paris ReviewHarper’sThe London Review of BooksVice, and n+1, for whom she writes an occasional advice column called The Help Desk. She is the author of The Selfishness of Others: An Essay on the Fear of Narcissism (Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2016), and has been awarded a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award, a n+1 Writer’s Fellowship, a Calderwood Journalism Fellowship, and residencies at MacDowell and Yaddo. She’s taught writing at New York University, Princeton University, Queens College/CUNY, and Queens University of Charlotte, where she is an adjunct faculty member in the MFA program.

"Interior Chinatown": Migration, Citizenship, Belonging featuring Charles Yu

Virtual Web

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Charles Yu will join President Cristle Collins Judd in conversation to kick off this year’s academic event series, which will bear the theme, Belonging. 

Charles Yu is the author of four books, including “Interior Chinatown” (the winner of the 2020 National Book Award for fiction), and the novel “How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe” (a New York Times Notable Book and a Time magazine best book of the year). He received the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 Award and was nominated for two Writers Guild of America Awards for his work on the HBO series, Westworld. He has also written for shows on FX, AMC, and HBO. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired, among other publications. Together with TaiwaneseAmerican.org, he established the Betty L. Yu and Jin C. Yu Writing Prizes, in honor of his parents.

This program is a part of our SLC Reads Program which aims to introduce incoming students to SLC’s academic environment and faculty community, foster an exchange of ideas, and encourage our community to explore perspectives on themes related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. 

REGISTER HERE

October 2021

Tuesday 5 Oct

Tim Kreider on the Craft of Nonfiction-- What I Learned About Writing in While Sitting Alone in a Room for a Year

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 202 Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

This in-person event is open to current students, faculty, and staff. Other members of the SLC community are welcome to view the event on Zoom by registering here.

If you commit yourself to any serious vocation, and are lucky enough to get to do it your whole life, you're going to need to periodically re-discover, or re-invent, your reasons for doing it. You lure yourself into any difficult undertaking when you're young with certain useful hubristic delusions, but when those dreams fall through—or, worse, come true—you need to find new, truer motivations for doing it.

Tim Kreider is the author of five books, including the essay collections, We Learn Nothing and I Wrote This Book Because I Love You. He's contributed to The New York Times, The Atlantic, medium.com, and many other publications. His cartoon, "The Pain—When Will It End?" ran for 12 years. He taught writing at Sarah Lawrence College for four years and would like to again.

Trish Brown Dance Company in partnership with the Sarah Lawrence College Dance Program

Off Campus Wartburg Adult Care Center in Mt. Vernon, NY

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:30pm-3:30pm

This performance of the Trisha Brown Dance Company is presented in partnership with the Sarah Lawrence College Dance Program and hosted by Wartburg Adult Care Community in Mt. Vernon, NY. The performance features early works of the renowned choreographer, Trisha Brown, and may include participation of Sarah Lawrence College Dance Program Students. This performance is generously supported by the New York State Council of the Arts Restart NY: Rapid Live Performance Grants.

REGISTER HERE

Wednesday 6 Oct

Women's Tennis: SLC @ Purchase

Athletic Away Purchase College

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

3:00pm-6:00pm

Tuesday 12 Oct

Charlie Jane Anders on the Craft of Speculative Fiction - How to be a Storyteller

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 202 Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

This in-person event is open to current students, faculty, and staff. Other members of the SLC community are welcome to view the event on Zoom by registering here.

When you hear the word "storyteller," you probably imagine a man with a luxurious white beard, or a woman with elaborate robes and some kind of talking stick. Either way, they sit around a campfire and weave a spell with their words. But we all have a storyteller inside of us all the time — you probably told five stories so far today about little things that happened to you. In this talk, I walk you through how to recognize the storyteller inside of you, and to harness the way you naturally turn lived experience into narrative to make yourself a better writer.

Charlie Jane Anders is the author of Victories Greater Than Death, the first book in a new young-adult trilogy, along with the forthcoming short story collection Even Greater Mistakes. She's also the author of Never Say You Can't Survive: How to Get Through Hard Times by Making Up Stories. Her other books include The City in the Middle of the Night and All the Birds in the Sky. Her fiction and journalism have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, McSweeney's, Mother Jones, the Boston Review, Tor.com, Tin House, Teen Vogue, Conjunctions, Wired Magazine, and other places. Her TED Talk, "Go Ahead, Dream About the Future" got 700,000 views in its first week. With Annalee Newitz, she co-hosts the podcast Our Opinions Are Correct.

Wednesday 13 Oct

Charlie Jane Anders Speculative Fiction Reading

Slonim Living Room / Stone Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Charlie Jane Anders is the author of Victories Greater Than Death, the first book in a new young-adult trilogy, along with the forthcoming short story collection Even Greater Mistakes. She's also the author of Never Say You Can't Survive: How to Get Through Hard Times by Making Up Stories. Her other books include The City in the Middle of the Night and All the Birds in the Sky. Her fiction and journalism have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, McSweeney's, Mother Jones, the Boston Review, Tor.com, Tin House, Teen Vogue, Conjunctions, Wired Magazine, and other places. Her TED Talk, "Go Ahead, Dream About the Future" got 700,000 views in its first week. With Annalee Newitz, she co-hosts the podcast Our Opinions Are Correct.

Load more search results