Geraldine Lyon Owen Speaker Series

Wed, 2013-08-21 15:23 -- admin

The Life of Writing: From the Slush Pile to the Bookshelf. Kristen-Paige Madonia is the award-winning author of Fingerprints of You, a young adult literary novel (Simon & Schuster, 2012). She has published literary fiction in many magazines and earned an MFA from California State University, Long Beach. Daura Gallery, Noon and 1 p.m. (same talk)

Lillian Likes It

Wed, 2013-08-21 15:12 -- admin

In this original work written for the Lynchburg College Theatre Department, playwright Joshua Mikel explores social media and its impact on individual identity.

The play's protagonist, Lillian, receives a mysterious box left to her by a former co-worker at the coffee shop she manages. This co-worker, Larry, recently passed away and along with the box has professed his unrequited love for Lillian. To unravel the mystery of Larry's message, Lillian uses an online program called "Lazarus" to recreate Larry through an algorithm of all his social media interactions.

Thornton Reading: Olga Broumas

Wed, 2013-08-21 14:55 -- admin

Olga Broumas has published seven collections of poetry, Restlessness Caritas, and Beginning with O, with Yale University Press, followed by four other collections with Copper Canyon Press (Soi Sauvage, Pastoral Jazz, Perpetua, Rave). She has translated three collections of the Greek poet Odysseas Elytis and one chapbook by the Greek poet Kiki Dimoula. In 1977 she was chosen by Stanley Kunitz to win the Yale Younger Poets award.

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