NewsJan 5, 2018

5 things to do! January 5-7

A weekly roundup of weekend events on campus and around town.

We're back, (mostly) shoveled out and ready to face down the frigid weekend with some winter fun! From our MFA reading series to a dance/movement therapy workshop, Lesley is off to a creative start in 2018.

Faculty headshots of Erin Belieu and Hester Kaplan

Winter Reading Series: Erin Belieu and Hester Kaplan: Faculty from our MFA in Creative Writing program kick off a week of readings from their poetry, fiction, plays and non-fiction in Marran Theater.
Friday, Jan. 5, 5PM, Marran Theater

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather and travel delays, the January 5 reading event has been cancelled. 

Dancers as part of a movement therapy class in a studio dancing with fabric.

Dance Movement Therapy Workshop: Discover if dance/movement therapy is the right path for you at this two-day workshop, with activities and dialogue led by Lesley faculty.
Saturday Jan. 6 and Sunday, Jan. 7, 9AM-4PM, University Hall

Poet Oliver de la Paz outside in front of a tree.

Winter Reading Series: Oliver de la Paz: Acclaimed poet and “All Lesley Reads” author-in-residence Oliver de la Paz will share his poems and host a discussion.
Saturday, Jan. 6, 6:30PM, Marran Theater

Children's books on a long table.

Picture Book Seminar: Mary Lee Donovan, editorial director of the Candlewick Press, will lead a free workshop titled “A Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures: Examining the impact of word selection and arrangement on the artist and the reader.”
Sunday, Jan. 7, 9:30AM, Marran Theater

Faculty headshots of Jane Brox and Kate Snodgrass from left to right

Winter Reading Series: Jane Brox and Kate Snodgrass: The weekend wraps up with nonfiction and writing for stage and screen, but the series isn't over yet! Keep an eye on the schedule for more faculty presentations and discussions featuring Tracey Baptiste, Michael Lowenthal, Laurie Foos and Rachel Manley.
Sunday Jan. 7, 6:30PM, Marran Theater

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