Events

October 2021

Saturday 30 Oct

Women's Volleyball Tri-Match: SLC @ Lehman 11am; SLC @ King's (PA) 1pm

Lehman

Open to the public

/ Saturday

11:00am-1:00pm

Bull in a China Shop Performance

PAC SWW

Open to the public

/ Saturday

3:00pm-4:30pm

November 2021

Tuesday 2 Nov

Music Tuesday: It Takes One to Tango

PAC REI

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

1:30pm-3:00pm

Jeanne Golan, pianist, will perform on Music Tuesday, November 2nd, 1:30 pm, Reisinger Concert Hall.

IT TAKES ONE TO TANGO - tango-inspired music by contemporary and ‘recovered voices’ composers, including Chester Biscardi’s Incitation to Desire.

Meredith Talusan on the Craft of Nonfiction

HEIM 202

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.

Meredith Talusan (she/they) is an artist who works at the intersection of writing, visual art, and performance. Her work has spanned multiple mediums and genres, including digital art, dance, photography, and installation, though they are best-known to the public as a book author and journalist.

Meredith is the author of the critically-acclaimed memoir Fairest from Viking/Penguin Random House, a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and best book of 2020 by multiple venues, including O: The Oprah Magazine, Marie-Claire, Electric Literature, and Library Journal, and was chosen for both the Teen Vogue and LitHub Book Clubs. She has also contributed to several essay collections, including the New York Times Bestselling Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture.

Zoom registration click here

Wednesday 3 Nov

Karen Russell Fiction on the Craft of Fiction

SLON Combo

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

This in-person Zoom viewing gathering 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.

Karen Russell won the 2012 and the 2018 National Magazine Award for fiction, and her first novel, Swamplandia! (2011), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, and one of The New York Times’ Ten Best Books of 2011. She has received a MacArthur Fellowship and a Guggenheim award and is a former fellow of the NYPL Cullman Center and the American Academy in Berlin. She graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University and received her MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, she now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, son, and daughter.

Rooted: A Community Archive Project Opening Reception

LIBR Pillow Room

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:00pm-7:00pm

Rooted: A Community Archive Project
October 26 - December 17, 2021

Opening Reception: November 3, 2021 5 pm - 7 pm

Featuring:
Evan Bishop
Katori Walker
Haifa Bint-Kadi
Sola Olosunde

Rooted: A Community Archive Project features the work of four artists. The exhibit consists of multiple works in a range of media organized around themes of collaboration and storytelling. It includes quilts, sculpture, photography and paintings. There are couches for comfortable seating, books related to art and a sound track with multiple interviews, music and sound. We present a multi-layered story about identity, community and history within Yonkers and the greater New York State.

Please register here.

*Per Sarah Lawrence College policy: All guests must wear a mask and show proof of COVID vaccination.*

This project is made possible in part by Sarah Lawrence College, funding from Yonkers Public Library with support from the Andrew Mellon Foundation.

Saturday 6 Nov

Actress and Activist: A Conversation between Jane Alexander ‘61 and Michelle Hersh, Biology Faculty

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-2:00pm

Join us for an in-depth virtual conversation between Jane Alexander, actor, author, and conservationist and Michelle Hersh, Biology Faculty on Saturday, November 6 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time. Jane Alexander is a Tony and Emmy Award-winning and four-time Academy Award-nominated actress. She is acclaimed for the films "The Great White Hope," "All the President’s Men," "Kramer vs. Kramer," "Testament," and many more films, television productions, and plays, most recently "Grand Horizons" on Broadway. She is a celebrated champion for the arts, chairing the National Endowment for the Arts from 1993 to 1997, and for wildlife conservation. Jane has served on the boards of Audubon, Wildlife Conservation Society, American Bird Conservancy, and American Birding Association, among others. She also served as a New York State Parks commissioner. She is the author of "Wild Things, Wild Places," "Command Performance," and "The Bluefish Cookbook." Michelle Hersh has been a member of the Biology faculty since 2013. Her special interests are in the connections between biodiversity and disease. Michelle is also a member of the Sarah Lawrence Interdisciplinary Collaborative on the Environment (SLICE), comprised of faculty and staff, from different areas of study, who are doing environment-related work, with the goal of sharing information, building collaboration, and forming climate actions. A zoom link will be sent to registrants 24 hours before the event.

Register here.

Men's Basketball: SLC @ Westfield State University

Western Connecticut

Open to the public

/ Saturday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Sunday 7 Nov

Men's Basketball: SLC @ Plattsburgh State or Western Connecticut

Western Connecticut

Open to the public

/ Sunday

2:00pm-4:00pm

Tuesday 9 Nov

Writing Fiction from Historical Fact: A Conversation with novelists Jonathan Lee and EJ Levy

HEIM 202

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

This in-person Zoom viewing gathering 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.

Critic Megan O’Grady says that "Historical fiction arises out of...the belief that it is possible to tell stories about a vanishing past that bear on the immediate present, forged at the place [where] the archives end and the author’s imagination begins. The desire to hit the pause button — to 'awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed,' as Walter Benjamin put it..." What's the appeal for writers of writing from history? What are its challenges? How does one conduct and translate research? How does one negotiate the weight of recorded fact and invention? Who has the right to tell a story? What, if any, is one's obligation to history when writing such fiction?

EJ Levy’s debut novel, The Cape Doctor (Little Brown, 2021), was named a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and one of Barnes & Noble “100 Best Books of Summer.” It is based on the life of Dr. James Miranda Barry (born Margaret Bulkley in Cork, Ireland, circa 1790) who revolutionized medicine in the English colonies. Editions are forthcoming in France, Spain, and Italy.

Jonathan Lee is an award-winning, internationally bestselling novelist, editor, and screenwriter living in New York. His new novel, The Great Mistake (June 2021), is available for preorder now. Jonathan’s last novel,High Dive, was chosen as a book of the year by The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent on Sunday, and many other publications.

Women's Basketball: SLC @ Bard

Bard College

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesday 10 Nov

Tracy O’Neill on the Craft of Speculative Fiction

SLON Combo

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

This in-person Zoom viewing gathering 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.

Tracy O'Neill is the author of The Hopeful, one of Electric Literature's Best Novels of 2015, and Quotients, a New York Times New & Noteworthy Book, TOR Editor's Choice, & Literary Hub Favorite Book of 2020. In 2015, she was named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, long-listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan Prize, and was a Narrative Under 30 finalist. In 2012, she was awarded the Center for Fiction's Emerging Writers Fellowship. Her short fiction was distinguished in the Best American Short Stories 2016 and earned a Pushcart Prize nomination in 2017. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, the New Yorker, LitHub, BOMB, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Believer, The Literarian, the Austin Chronicle, New World Writing, Narrative, Scoundrel Time, Guernica, Bookforum, Electric Literature, Grantland, Vice, The Guardian, VQR, the San Francisco Chronicle,and Catapult. She holds an MFA from the City College of New York; and an MA, an MPhil, and a PhD from Columbia University. While editor-in-chief of the literary journal Epiphany, she established the Breakout 8 Writers Prize with the Authors Guild. She teaches at Vassar College.

Dance/Movement Therapy Program Virtual Information Session

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

This virtual information session will give you more information on the Dance/Movement Therapy program at Sarah Lawrence. You will have an opportunity to hear directly from the Program Director, Elise Risher, and there will be time for Q&A at the end. Register here. 

Men's Basketball: SLC @ Ramapo

Ramapo College

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

8:00pm-10:00pm

Thursday 11 Nov

Women's Basketball: SLC vs Ramapo

CSC Gym A/B

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:30pm-9:30pm

Saturday 13 Nov

Young Children & Teachers' Experiences During COVID: Perspectives from the US and Scandinavia

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Saturday

10:00am-12:00pm

A panel of teachers from Scandinavia and the United States will discuss their experiences teaching in very different contexts during the pandemic, ranging from a forest school to a NYC public school to a small private school. What were the challenges? What have we learned from all of this? What do we want to hold onto from this period?

REGISTER HERE

Men's Basketball: SLC vs Haverford

CSC Gym A/B

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Tuesday 16 Nov

Kiran Desai on the Craft of Fiction

HEIM 202

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

This in-person Zoom viewing gathering 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.

Kiran Desai was born in India in 1971. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard and the Man Booker Prize winning novel, The Inheritance of Loss. Educated in India, England, and the United States, she received her M.F.A. from Columbia University.

Men's Basketball: SLC vs York (NY)

CSC Gym A/B

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Wrexham Road Reading Series Returns, hosted by the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:00pm-8:00pm

The Wrexham Road Reading Series returns, bringing together writers from within and beyond the SLC community.

Join us for a virtual reading and celebration of new Fall books, hosted by the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College.

DeMisty D. Bellinger is the author of the poetry collections Peculiar Heritage (Mason Jar Press, 2021) and Rubbing Elbows (Finishing Line Press, 2017), and the forthcoming novel New to Liberty (Unnamed Press, 2022). A graduate of the MFA program at Southampton College and the PhD program at the University of Nebraska, DeMisty is the poetry editor with Porcupine Literary and with Malarkey Books. She also teaches creative writing and women, gender, and sexuality studies. You can find her online at demistybellinger.com.

Patricia Dunn is an Italian-American raised in the Bronx. She is the author of the highly acclaimed young adult novel Rebels by Accident (Sourcebooks Fire). Her debut adult novel Last Stop on the 6 (Bordighera Press,) which Publishers Weekly called, “…enjoyable story of a woman’s return to her riotous Italian American family in the Bronx on eve of the Persian Gulf War.” Her writing has appeared in Salon, The Village Voice, The Nation, LA Weekly, The Christian Science Monitor; in the New York Times best-selling anthology Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women (Soft Skull); and elsewhere. Patricia Dunn has served as the Senior Director of the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, where she holds an MFA in creative writing. She is the co-founder of The Joe Papaleo Writers Workshop in Cetera, Italy. She has traveled the world. These days, she can be found in Stamford, Connecticut on her couch with her dog Butterscotch, working on her next book.

Christopher Gonzalez is a queer Puerto Rican writer and the author of I'm Not Hungry but I Could Eat, forthcoming from Santa Fe Writers Project in December 2021. He is a recipient of the 2021 Artist Fellowship in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and his writing appears in the Nation, Catapult, Best Microfictions, and Best Small Fictions, among other journals. He currently serves as a fiction editor at Barrelhouse magazine and lives in Brooklyn, NY but mostly on Twitter @livesinpages.

Michael J. Seidlinger is a Filipino American author of Runaways: A Writer's Dilemma (Future Tense Books, 2021) and other books. He has written for, among others, Wired, Buzzfeed, Thrillist, Goodreads, The Observer, Polygon, The Believer, and Publishers Weekly. He teaches at Portland State University and has led workshops at Catapult, Kettle Pond Writer's Conference, and the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College. You can find him online on Twitter (@mjseidlinger) and Instagram (@michaelseidlinger).

Joann Smith is the author of the recently published A Heaven of Their Choosing (7.13Books), a collection of short stories. Her stories have published in Two Hawks Quarterly, Emerald Coast Review, The Examined Life Journal, Whitefish Journal, Clockhouse journal; servinghouse journal; Chagrin River Review, New York Stories, Literal Latte, Best of Writers at Work, Alternate Bridges, Image: A Journal of Art and Religion, So To Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art, The Roanoke Review, The Greensboro Review, and The Texas Journal of Women and the Law. Her story “Tuesday Night at the Shop and Shoot” was anthologized in Lock and Load: Armed Fiction, University of New Mexico Press; her story “Michael Rooney” was selected by the editors of Best American Short Stories 2000 as one of the one hundred notable stories of the year. Her novel of historical fiction, When I Was Boudicca, is available on Amazon.

Women's Basketball: SLC vs Manhattanville

CSC Gym A/B

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

8:00pm-10:00pm

Wednesday 17 Nov

Kiran Desai Fiction Reading

SLON Combo

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

This in-person Zoom viewing gathering 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.

Kiran Desai was born in India in 1971. She is the author of the critically acclaimedHullabaloo in the Guava Orchardand the Man Booker Prize winning novel,The Inheritance of Loss. Educated in India, England, and the United States, she received her M.F.A. from Columbia University.

Thursday 18 Nov

2021 Thomas H. Wright Lecture: Gender and the Gender Spectrum in the Early Childhood Classroom

Virtual Online

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:30pm-8:00pm

Join us for a panel discussion on supporting young children’s explorations of concepts of gender, their own gender identity, and the gender spectrum. Panelists work in various educational settings ranging from a small suburban preschool, to an urban elementary school classroom, and a graduate education program.

REGISTER HERE

Women's Basketball: SLC vs Yeshiva

CSC Gym A/B

Open to the public

/ Thursday

7:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday 20 Nov

Women's Basketball: Homecoming SLC vs Pratt

CSC Gym A/B

Open to the public

/ Saturday

6:30pm-8:30pm

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