Saturday, December 17, 2011

VOICES OF THE RAINBOW: SPRING 2012


The following are readings scheduled for the Spring 2012 semester. Please plan to join us! Click image to see larger version of flyer.

TERRANCE HAYES 
Thursday, February 16, 12:00 pm
Health Sciences Building, Room 119

Terrance Hayes is the author of four books of poetry, including Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award in poetry. Hayes is an elegant and adventurous writer with disarming humor, grace, tenderness, and brilliant turns of phrase, very much interested in what it means to be an artist and a black man.


ALISON BECHDEL 
Thursday, February 23, 6:30 pm
Kumble Theater


Annual Paumanok Reading/Discussion (Co-sponsored by the McGrath Fund, the English Dept, and Voices of the Rainbow).

Alison Bechdel wrote the long-running comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, considered “one of the preeminent oeuvres in the comics genre, period” (Ms.). She also is the author of the best-selling Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, named Time’s Best Book of 2006.


JAYNE CORTEZ & BERNICE MCFADDEN 
Monday, February 27, 11:00 am
Health Sciences Building, Room 121

Jayne Cortez has published ten books of poetry and released several CDs of her work. She is known for her vibrant performances. Her work is celebrated for its political and surrealistic qualities and its dynamic sound.

Bernice McFadden, a native of Brooklyn, has written over ten novels including Sugar, The Warmest December, and Nowhere is a Place. Her most recent novel, Glorious, is about a fictional character who briefly becomes a central figure of the Harlem Renaissance.


PATRICIA SMITH & DAVID MILLS 
Wednesday, March 28, 12:00 pm
Health Sciences Building, Room 121
   
Patricia Smith is an acclaimed performance poet and author of five well-received collections of poetry, including Blood Dazzler, a national Book Award finalist, and Teahouse of the Almighty, winner of a Hurston/Wright Award in poetry.

David Mills, poet and playwright, has created and performed a one-man play on Langston Hughes. His collection of poetry, Dream Detective, is a small-press bestseller.


A’LELIA  BUNDLES
Thursday, March 29, 1:30 pm
Health Sciences Building, Room 119

(co-sponsored with Africana Studies)

A’Lelia Bundles has been an Emmy Award winning producer with NBC News and ABC News. She is the author of the biography of her great-great-grandmother Madam C.J. Walker. The biography, On Her Own Ground, was a New York Times Notable Book.


ALL READINGS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
For more information contact Louis Parascandola or Maria McGarrity at 718 488-1050.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Jon L. Peacock's Work Appears in New Book About Occupy Wall Street

Jon L. Peacock (alumnus of the English Department's Creative-Writing MFA Program) is a contributor (interviewer/writer/editor), in collaboration with roughly 60 others, to a new book is entitled OCCUPYING WALL STREET: The Inside Story of an Action that Changed America.

It is an interview/description based book looking at the first two months of the Occupy movement. It is diverse, in-depth, and extremely informative. It was written to understand the movement, and to hopefully squelch some of the stereotypes and misconceptions that surround Occupy Wall Street, especially in mass media.

More information can be found at http://www.orbooks.com/catalog/ows/.


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Barbara Henning at the Walking Fish (Philadelphia)

Professor Barbara Henning (English Department) reads at the Jubilant Thicket Literary Series with Frank Sherlock at The Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia.

December 11, 2011.
7 pm.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Overpass Books Event

Overpass Books presents On Equilibrium of Song
a reading at Long Island University.

Friday, December 16, 2011

6:00 p.m.
Humanities (H) Building 
2th Floor Media Arts lounge


Come out and celebrate the upcoming book releases of "On Equilibrium of Song" by John Casquarelli with art by Lynn Hassan, and the forthcoming "Ijele" by Uche Nduka.

Featured Readers:

Tony Iantosca
Gulay Isik
Willie Perdomo
Giuseppe Infante
Aimee Herman
Uche Nduka
John Casquarelli

Master of Ceremonies John High
w/ an introduction and closing words from Lewis Warsh

There will be food and beverages served.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Africana-Studies Event: I Know What I Saw

A screening of documentary films on the Civil Rights Movement.

When & Where
December 6, 2011
Spector Lounge
Fourth Floor, Humanities Building
6-8 PM

Sponsored by Africana Studies at the Brooklyn Campus of LIU.

As always, the event is free and open to the public. Free pizza! Bring your own beverage.