Thursday, January 31, 2013

Voices of the Rainbow Event: Edwin Torres & Jason Schneiderman

EDWIN TORRES & JASON SCHNEIDERMAN
Feb. 6 (Wed.) 11 am
Health Sciences Building, Room 121
Edwin Torres is well known for his dynamic poetry performances at the Nuyorican Poets Café, the Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Hall and other venues. He is author of In the Function of External Circumstances. Jason Schneiderman is the author of the prize-winning poetry collections Striking Surface and Sublimation Point.  He is the Writing Center Director at Manhattan CC.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Voices of the Rainbow: Spring 2013 Schedule

TRACY K. SMITH
Feb. 5 (Tue.) 6:30 pm
Kumble Theater

Tracy K. Smith is the winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her collection, Life on Mars. Smith, a professor at Princeton University, is also the author of the poetry collections Duende, winner of the James Laughlin Award, and The Body’s Question, winner of the Cave Canum prize. She lives in Brooklyn. Annual Paumanok Reading on American Literature. Co-funded by the John McGrath Fund, the Mellon Fund, LIU Brooklyn’s English Department, Voices of the Rainbow, Gender Studies Program, and the Africana Studies Program.

EDWIN TORRES & JASON SCHNEIDERMAN
Feb. 6 (Wed.) 11 am
Health Sciences Building, Room 121
Edwin Torres is well known for his dynamic poetry performances at the Nuyorican Poets Café, the Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Hall and other venues. He is author of In the Function of External Circumstances. Jason Schneiderman is the author of the prize-winning poetry collections Striking Surface and Sublimation Point.  He is the Writing Center Director at Manhattan CC.

WENDY LEE & JOSEPH LENNON
April 2 (Tue.) noon
Library Learning Center, Room 124
Wendy Lee is author of the novel, Happy Family, which deals with the intersection of three worlds: New York’s West Village, Chinatown, and China. Library Journal states that Lee “carefully and insightfully handles the adoption of Chinese children.” Joseph Lennon is author of the poetry collection Fell Hunger. His “poems are alive with sharp-eyed, often elegiac, epiphanies.” Lennon is Director of Irish Studies at Villanova.

RAYMOND LUCZAK
April 16 (Tue.) 1:30 pm
Humanities Building, Room 2LG
Raymond Luczak is known for his poems, fiction, prose, films, and plays. He lost much of his hearing as a child.  He edited Eyes of Desire: A Deaf and Gay and Lesbian Reader, nominated for two Lambda Awards. His creative work has been widely published. This reading will be signed.


LES MURRAY
April 17 (Wed.) noon
Health Sciences Building, Room 121
Les Murray is often considered Australia’s best known poet of his generation. Author of almost 30 volumes of poetry, 2 verse novels, and several prose works, Murray is widely regarded as “Australia’s Bush-bard.”


ALL READINGS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. 

Long Island University: Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues in Brooklyn.
For more information contact Louis Parascandola or Maria McGarrity at 718 488-1050.
Funding provided by the Provost’s Office.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Gender Studies Welcomes Dean Spade to LIU Brooklyn

The Gender Studies Program of LIU Brooklyn Presents:
"Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law"
A Talk by Dean Spade, author of Normal Life.

Wednesday, February 6, 7:00-8:30pm
LLC 122 (Spike Lee Screening Room)
LIU Brooklyn
Corner of Flatbush and DeKalb

For more information about this event, contact Professor Michael Bennett (English Department).

More about Dean Spade.






Saturday, January 19, 2013

New 1-Credit Course for Spring 2013



LIU Brooklyn to Mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service with Screening of "We Shall Not Be Moved: Downstate '63" by Deborah Mutnick

LIU Brooklyn's participation in this year's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service will include a screening of "We Shall Not Be Moved: Downstate '63," a short movie created by Professor Deborah Mutnick (English). Guest speakers: Jitu Weusi, Yvonne Harmon, Rioghan Kirchner and Lawrence Cumberbatch, former members of Brooklyn CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) who participated in the SUNY Downstate Medical Center demonstrations, which were organized by Brooklyn CORE to protest the lack of Blacks and Latinos in the construction industry.

More information about the LIU event.


More information about the national MLK Day of Service.