Events

October 2021

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.

Human Genetics Book Club: Cultural Humility

Library Meeting Room aka Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Join the inaugural SLCHGP Bookies reading group discussion, composed of bibliophiles who aim to read our way to new understandings about topics related to genetic counseling practice and education, to discuss "How to be an Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi. The first 10 registrants for this event will be sent a complimentary copy of the book. This event will be hybrid, with the option to attend in person or remotely and synchronously via zoom. Attendees are eligible for CEU credit. A zoom link to participate virtually will be sent to registrants 24 hours prior to the event.

Women's Volleyball: Mount Saint Mary vs SLC

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Men's Soccer: SLC @ US Merchant Marine Academy

Athletic Away US Merchant Marine Academy

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Women's Tennis: SLC @ Yeshiva

Athletic Away USTA National Tennis Center;Flushing, NY

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesday 13 Oct

MS Human Genetics Virtual Information Session

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

12:00pm-2:00pm

Learn more about the Genetic Counseling Master's degree program at Sarah Lawrence College. Established in 1969, the program was the first of its kind in the United States. It remains the largest graduate program in genetic counseling in the world.

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.

SLCTheatre Program Presents First Look Reading Series: Hello Neighbor!

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

SLCTheatre Program Presents

First Look Reading Series:

HELLO NEIGHBOR!
Wednesday, October 13th @ 7pm

By Laila Gerstmann
Directed by Leslie Huynh

Five contestants and a beloved host are about to start season twenty
one of a the hottest game show on TV: Hello Neighbor! The show is
filled with twists, turns, betrayals, drama, and mini challenges!
Who will give it their all, and possibly expose their personal lives,
for prize money? Which uncharismatic contestant will go home first?
And is everything what it seems to be?

Women's Soccer: Farmingdale State vs SLC

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Thursday 14 Oct

Anna Qu on the Craft of Nonfiction

Barbara Walters Campus Center Room B

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

There is often a false binary drawn between the writer and reader. The reader wants a confessional and the writer must excavate their lives in order to write an empathetic memoir. In this craft lesson we'll be looking at how do we find the balance between our painful narrative and protecting the reader? And what is our responsibility to our reader?

This craft talk will focus on the complexities of writing nonfiction, how to write trauma ethically, how to write trauma without cannibalizing one's experiences, and how to balance the craft of writing with the craft of writing trauma.

Anna Qu MFA ’12 is a Chinese American writer. She is the author of Made In China: A Memoir of Love and Labor, which The New York Times Book Review calls, "stunning." Her work has appeared in Poets & Writers, Lithub, Threepenny Review, Lumina, Kartika, Kweli, and Vol.1 Brooklyn, among others. Anna serves as the Nonfiction Editor at Kweli Journal, and teaches at the low res MFA program at New England College and Catapult. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence College.

Women's Volleyball: SLC @ US Merchant Marine Academy

Athletic Away US Merchant Marine Academy

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Friday 15 Oct

Women's Tennis: Mount Saint Mary vs SLC

Campbell Sports Center Tennis Courts - ALL

Open to the public

/ Friday

5:30pm-9:30pm

Saturday 16 Oct

Men's & Women's Cross County: SLC @ Saint Joseph's LI Invite

Athletic Away Sunken Meadow State Park

Open to the public

/ Saturday

11:00am-1:30pm

Women's Soccer: SLC @ Pratt

Athletic Away Bronx Community College

Open to the public

/ Saturday

12:00pm-2:00pm

Men's Soccer: SLC @ Saint Joseph's BK

Athletic Away Aviator Field Brooklyn

Open to the public

/ Saturday

3:30pm-5:30pm

Sunday 17 Oct

The 2021 Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellowship Celebration, hosted by the Writing Institute

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Sunday

5:00pm-6:00pm

Please join The Writing Institute for a celebration of The Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellowship. We will announce the 2021 Gurfein Writing Fellow and honor last year's recipients and their mentors:

Mary Grace Colangelo and mentor Marian Thurm

Lori McLaughlin and mentor David Ryan

The Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellowship at Sarah Lawrence College was founded in 2005 after Kathy Gurfein experienced first-hand the talent and dedication of Writing Institute students. "At the Writing Institute I found a group of serious, passionately dedicated writers. No matter what class I took, the writing was always of a high caliber. The environment was very nurturing, and so was everyone there—when you're around people with that kind of dedication, it sparks that same creativity. It inspired me to create the Fellowship."

This one of a kind fellowship provides a recipient, chosen by a select panel of judges, with a yearlong opportunity to work closely with a mentor on a writing project of their choice. Current and past judges have included Christina Adams, Mark Medoff, Lynda Sturner, Rachel Cohen, Barbara Gordon, Andrew Gross, Stephen Lang, Marian Thurm, and Jon Pessah. Previous Gurfein Writing Fellows have been signed by literary agents and published in newspapers, magazines, and journals.

Please RSVP here

For more information about the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, visit our website at slc.edu/writinginstitute.

Monday 18 Oct

Women's Volleyball: Mount Saint Vincent vs. SLC

Campbell Sports Center Full Gym

Open to the public

/ Monday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Tuesday 19 Oct

Women's Soccer: Manhattanville vs SLC

Campbell Sports Center Soccer Field (Yonkers)

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesday 20 Oct

Men's Soccer: SLC @ Manhattanville

Athletic Away Manhattanville College

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Careers to Consider: Dance/Movement Therapy

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Women's Volleyball: SLC @ Farmingdale State

Athletic Away Farmingdale State

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-8:00pm

SLCTheatre and DEI@SLC Present: Peppermint

Barbara Walters Campus Center Rooms A, B, C

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Join us for a chat with drag superstar & Broadway icon Peppermint!

Hosted by NYC Queen and SLC Alum Julie J '18.

Runway photo booth, beverage bar, Peppermint merchandise, followed by a Drag Show from SLC Drag Union!

Open to the SLC Community only. Students can register now on GryphonLink.

Peppermint @ SLC is supported through a collaboration with SLC Drag Union, Belonging Action Ensemble, Musical Theatre Ensemble, Student Involvement and Leadership, SLC Events, and the Berelle Katz Samuel Theatre Fund. 

Thursday 21 Oct

Guest Speaker: Filmmaker Lynne Sachs

Heimbold Visual Arts Center 135 Screening Room

Open to the public

/ Thursday

4:00pm-5:30pm

The Writing Institute: October Community Reading

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:00pm-6:00pm

The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to extend this invitation for you to join us on Thursday, October 21st, from 5:00 pm—6:00 pm EST, for our monthly community reading. Come join us VIRTUALLY as we celebrate our community!

Readers will be limited to 650 words, for approximately 3-5 minutes. We will randomly select students who sign up to read by end of business day on Thursday, October 14th. The chosen readers will be emailed directly to confirm participation.

Please RSVP here. Zoom details provided after registration.

Saturday 23 Oct

Women's Soccer: SLC @ Saint Joseph's LI

Athletic Away Saint Joseph's LI College

Open to the public

/ Saturday

3:00pm-5:00pm

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