Christopher Bakken is the author of two books of poetry, Goat Funeral (2006) and After Greece (2001), and a culinary memoir called Honey, Olives, Octopus: Adventures at the Greek Table. He also co-translated The Lions' Gate: Selected Poems of Titos Patrikios. He has been awarded the T.S. Eliot Prize in Poetry, the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize, the Helen C. Smith Memorial Award from the Texas Institute of Letters, and he served as a Fulbright Fellow in American Studies at the University of Bucharest. He teaches at Allegheny College.
Joshua Kryah was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a PhD from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he was a Schaeffer Fellow in poetry. He is the author of We Are Starved (2011) and Glean (2007). His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, The Iowa Review, Ploughshares, and Shenandoah, among other journals. He teaches at UNLV where he is the poetry editor of Witness.
LC Theatre Department production of the musical The Pajama Game.
Workers in the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory have requested a 7 1/2 cent raise. Things get complicated when the factory hires a new superintendent to deal with the demands, and love blossoms between the head of the grievance committee and the new superintendent. Song highlights include Hey There, Steam Heat, and Hernando's Hideaway.
Feb. 28, March 1, and March 2, 7:30 p.m.; March 3, 2 p.m.
The “Reel” Middle Ages: Does it Matter if the Movies Get it Right? Dr. Jennifer Paxton, professor of medieval history at Georgetown University, will present a talk contrasting modern notions about medieval Britain with the reality.
Event is free and open to the public.
Douglas A. Blackmon, 2012-2013 John Mills Turner Lecturer, will present "A Persistent Past: Reckoning with Our Racial History in the Age of Obama."
Mr. Blackmon is the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, and co-executive producer of the acclaimed PBS documentary of the same name.
Special guest Carlos Alemán will speak about his native Cuba and will sing three arias of Cuban opera. Advanced Spanish students will recite original poetry. Presentations will be in Spanish.
Free and open to the public.
Theoria (The Philosophy Club) will sponsor a film screening and open discussion: Symbol: Should We Still Fear the Swastika? Contains mature content.
Theoria (The Philosophy Club) will sponsor an open discussion and screening of the documentary, Gender Me: Homosexuality in the World of Islam. The film openly explores what it's like to be both gay and Muslim.