Join us for a reading by Katy Yocom whose debut novel, Three Ways to Disappear, won the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature and was named a Barnes & Noble Top Indie Favorite. She is a 2019 recipient of the Al Smith Fellowship Award and her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
In 2015, the horrific murder of nine Black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C. sparked a national reckoning around the meaning of the Confederate flag. In Look Away, Look Away, director Patrick O’Connor captures the fierce five-year battle over the Mississippi state flag, revealing how race, heritage and long-simmering grievances over the Civil War shapes our sense of who we are as Americans. It is the recent winner of the Audience Award for the best documentary, best film and best Mississippi film at the Oxford Film Festival. Q&A to follow screening.
Margaret McMullan is the author of nine award-winning books including the novel, In My Mother’s House, the story collection Aftermath Lounge, and the anthology, Every Father’s Daughter. Her young adult novels How I Found the Strong, When I Crossed No-Bob, Cashay, and Sources of Light have received Best Book awards from Parents’ Choice, School Library Journal, the American Library Association, and Booklist among many other educational organizations. Her newest book is the memoir, Where The Angels Lived: One Family’s Story of Loss, Exile, and Return.
Jess Novak takes no prisoners. With a fiddle on fire and powerful vocals, this pop, rock, soul-pumped musician from Syracuse, NY, brings passion to every performance. Known for her energy, superb musicianship, engaging songwriting and ability to win any crowd, she is a performer on the rise.
Pitt-Bradford’s annual magazine, Baily’s Beads, will be unveiled with refreshments, prizes, readings by Baily’s Beads contributors and an open mic for anyone who wants to share original work.
They are not only creative through their day jobs; our faculty and staff have other creative talents too. Come experience their passion for music as they perform both vocal and instrumental selections.
The embroideries of the workshop known as Savane Rutongo-Kabuye were created by a group of Rwandan women living in the aftermath of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis. They came from both sides of the conflict, yet they put the events of the past behind them to work together in the hope that their children would have a better future. Experience the story of how these exquisite pieces are made which is as captivating as the work itself.
Michael Roberts and Charlie Schulman will discuss the journey of their musical, GOLDSTEIN, from the earliest project conception to its Off-Broadway opening and The Off-Broadway Original Cast Album. The creative and practical aspects of writing and producing will be discussed with a Q&A to follow.