Events

September 2020

Today: Sunday 27 Sep

Virtual Events for Prospective Undergraduate Students

Open to the public

A variety of online programming from the Office of Admission.

Tuesday 29 Sep

Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics Prospective Student Webinars

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

12:00pm-2:00pm

Please join us for a webinar where we will discuss our genetic counseling graduate program. You will be able to talk with and hear from genetic counselors in the field as well as our current students. There will also be an opportunity to participate in Q&A about the graduate application process for our program.

Register for the webinar

Hair Cell and Interneuromast Cell Regeneration in the Zebrafish Lateral Line with Dr. Aaron Steiner (Science Seminar Series)

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

This seminar will explain how studying zebrafish may contribute to the development of therapies for hearing loss.

Wednesday 30 Sep

In Conversation: Anaïs Duplan and Janaka Stucky

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Black artists of the avant-garde have always defined the future. Blackspace: On the Poetics of an Afrofuture (Black Ocean, 2020) is the culmination of six years of multidisciplinary research by trans poet and curator Anaïs Duplan about the aesthetic strategies used by experimental artists of color since the 1960s to pursue liberatory possibility. Join Anaïs Duplan in conversation with Janaka Stucky, founder of Black Ocean.

October 2020

Thursday 1 Oct

In Conversation: Vivian Gornick and Anthony Madrid

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Join us for an evening of conversation with legendary Village Voice writer Vivian Gornick and poet Anthony Madrid.

Wednesday 7 Oct

Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics Prospective Student Webinars

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

5:00pm-7:00pm

Please join us for a webinar where we will discuss our genetic counseling graduate program. You will be able to talk with and hear from genetic counselors in the field as well as our current students. There will also be an opportunity to participate in Q&A about the graduate application process for our program.

Register for the webinar

Mitchell Jackson Nonfiction Reading

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Mitchell S. Jackson is the winner of a Whiting Award, among other prestigious honors, and his debut novel The Residue Years received wide critical praise.

Thursday 8 Oct

Craft of Writing Talk with Mitchell Jackson: Beginnings

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Mitchell S. Jackson is the winner of a Whiting Award, among other prestigious honors, and his debut novel The Residue Years received wide critical praise.

Wednesday 14 Oct

Craft of Writing Talk with Brian Evenson

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Brian Evenson is the author of a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection A Collapse of Horses (Coffee House Press, 2016) and the novella The Warren (Tor.com, 2016).

Thursday 15 Oct

Craft of Writing Talk with Diane Cluck: The Body as Editor, Nature as Informant, Levels of Meaning

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Singer-songwriter Diane Cluck discusses three main elements of her craft, sharing tools and ideas for connecting the writer self to/through the universal.

Mothering, Reimagining & Starfishing: A Radical Way Forward with Jodie Patterson (Wright Lecture)

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-7:30pm

In this year's installment of The Child Development Institute's annual Wright Lecture, activist Jodie Patterson introduces the concept of front-loading Mothering as a proactive strategy for building better, stronger, more cohesive communities.

Gerda Lerner Lecture Series: (Dis)loyal Translations: Knowledge Production and Cooptation in the Andean Highlands, 1996-1999

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Emilie Egger is a PhD candidate whose research focuses on eugenics and family planning in Latin America and the United States. Her dissertation follows the aftermath of a family-limitation campaign in Peru during the 1990s in the context of the global shift toward socially conservative reproductive policy after decades of population-control efforts.

Tuesday 20 Oct

Craft of Writing Talk with Lauren Wilkinson ’06

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Lauren Wilkinson’s debut novel, American Spy, was a Washington Post bestseller, an NAACP Image Award nominee, an Anthony award nominee, and an Edgar Award nominee.

Thursday 22 Oct

Generative Writing Session with Nelly Reifler MFA '96

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Writer Nelly Reifler has been a mamber of the Sarah Lawrence faculty since 2002.

Monday 26 Oct

Craft of Writing Talk with Jay Deshpande

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Monday

12:00pm-1:00pm

Jay Deshpande is the author of the poetry collection Love the Stranger (YesYes Books), named a top debut by Poets & Writers.

Wednesday 28 Oct

Writing About Family: In Conversation with Carolyn Ferrell '84, Lise Funderburg, and Clifford Thompson

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Join us for an evening with writers Carolyn Ferrell, Lise Funderburg, and Clifford Thompson.

November 2020

Tuesday 3 Nov

Tommy Pico on the Craft of Poetry: The "New" Native American Renaissance & the Power of Representation

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Tommy "Teebs" Pico '06 is the author of the books IRLNature PoemJunk, and Feed.

Wednesday 4 Nov

Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics Prospective Student Webinars

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

12:00pm-2:00pm

Please join us for a webinar where we will discuss our genetic counseling graduate program. You will be able to talk with and hear from genetic counselors in the field as well as our current students. There will also be an opportunity to participate in Q&A about the graduate application process for our program.

Register for the webinar

Tommy Pico Poetry Reading

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

6:00pm-7:00pm

Tommy "Teebs" Pico '06 is the author of the books IRL, Nature Poem, Junk, and Feed.

Saturday 7 Nov

Gerda Lerner Lecture Series: Western Living Archive of diaspora: Black Feminist Activism and the Archive

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Saturday

1:00pm-3:00pm

Black feminism in Britain has its roots in the de/postcolonial activism of women migrants of African and Asian descent. In this performance-lecture, Nydia Swaby uses still and moving images, organizational records, newsletters, flyers, and other ephemera to examine the curation of a Black feminist narrative in the archive, while engaging ethnography as a Black feminist archival practice.

Wednesday 11 Nov

In Conversation: Rachel Cohen and Vijay Seshadri

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Wednesday

7:00pm-8:00pm

Join us for an evening with essayist Rachel Cohen and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Vijay Seshadri.

Thursday 12 Nov

Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics Prospective Student Webinars

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Thursday

5:00pm-7:00pm

Please join us for a webinar where we will discuss our genetic counseling graduate program. You will be able to talk with and hear from genetic counselors in the field as well as our current students. There will also be an opportunity to participate in Q&A about the graduate application process for our program.

Register for the webinar

Tuesday 17 Nov

Craft of Writing Talk with Kate Bernheimer

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

2:00pm-3:00pm

Kate Bernheimer has been called “one of the living masters of the fairy tale” (Tin House).

December 2020

Thursday 3 Dec

Generative Writing Session with David Ryan

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Thursday

2:00pm-3:00pm

David Ryan has been a member of the Sarah Lawrence faculty since 2013.

Gerda Lerner Lecture Series: “Refuse to Run Away”: Challenging Transsexuality’s “Unwritten Rule”, 1971-1980

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Thursday

6:00pm-8:00pm

In 2014, Time announced that the United States had reached a “Transgender Tipping Point” whereby a newfound media visibility of trans women of color such as Laverne Cox and Janet Mock would pave the way for an unceasingly bright future for trans and gender diverse people. In the five years since that article was released, however, the Trump Administration and several conservative state governments have rolled back legislative protections for trans people in schools, the military, housing, public accommodations, prisons, bureaucratic identification, and employment. How can history help to contextualize and explain this turn of events? What lessons can we learn about women’s activism by looking to historical struggles? 

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