Five College Consortium

Juniper Summer Writing Institute Reading Series

Repeats every day 7 times.
Sun, Jun 17 2018 (All day)
Mon, Jun 18 2018 (All day)
Tue, Jun 19 2018 (All day)
Wed, Jun 20 2018 (All day)
Thu, Jun 21 2018 (All day)
Fri, Jun 22 2018 (All day)
Sat, Jun 23 2018 (All day)
Location: 
Bezanson Recital Hall - Fine Arts Center

The Juniper Summer Writing Institute hosts readings of prose and poetry at the University of Massachusetts Sunday, June 17 to Saturday, June 23rd.
Readings are open to the public and begin at 7:30 pm in the Bezanson Recital Hall—Fine Arts Center. Books will be available for sale, and the authors available for signings.

The Juniper Summer Writing Institute, a program of the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA Program for Poets and Writers, brings together writers of all levels to work closely with world-renowned poets and writers.
Workshops in poetry, fiction, and memoir are the heart of the program that includes craft sessions and manuscript consultation with guest writers.

Sunday, June 17: Bianca Stone and Joy Williams BIANCA STONE is a poet and visual artist. Her books include Poetry Comics
From the Book of Hours, (Pleiades, 2016), the illustrated edition of Antigonick, (New Directions, 2012) a collaboration with Anne Carson, and most recently The Mobius Strip Club of Grief, (Tin House, 2018). JOY WILLIAMS is the author of five story collections and four novels, including The Quick and the Dead, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and a book of essays, Ill Nature, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Monday, June 18: Stephen Graham Jones and Evie Shockley STEPHEN GRAHAM JONES is the author of 16 novels, most recently Mongrels, six story collections, and some comics. He has received an NEA fellowship in fiction and other accolades. EVIE SHOCKLEY is the author of the new black, for which she won the 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry, and semiautomatic (Wesleyan, 2017), among other collections of poetry. Her honors include the 2015 Stephen Henderson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry and the 2012 Holmes National Poetry Prize.

Tuesday, June 19: Terrance Hayes, Eileen Myles and Lisa Olstein TERRANCE HAYES is the author of five poetry collections. His honors include a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Guggenheim fellowship, and a
2014 MacArthur fellowship. He is the current poetry editor at New York Times Magazine and has two forthcoming manuscripts. EILEEN MYLES is a poet, novelist, performer and art journalist. They are the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship in nonfiction, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital art writers' grant, four Lambda Book Awards, the Shelley Prize from the PSA, and others. LISA OLSTEIN is the author of four poetry collections, most recently, Late Empire (Copper Canyon, 2017). She co-founded and for ten years directed the Juniper Summer Writing Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

May 30, 2018: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Jacobson, Director (413) 545-5510
juniperinstitute@hfa.umass.edu, www.umass.edu/juniperinstitute
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Wednesday, June 20: Rickey Laurentiis and Margaret Wilkerson Sexton RICKEY LAURENTIIS is the author of Boy with Thorn, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and the Levis Reading Prize, and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery award. MARGARET WILKERSON SEXTON was a recipient of the Lombard Fellowship and spent a year in the Dominican Republic working for a civil rights organization and writing. Her debut novel, A Kind of Freedom, was long-listed for the National Book Award, and her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Thursday, June 21: Camille Rankine, Matthew Zapruder and Leni Zumas CAMILLE RANKINE’S first full-length collection of poetry, Incorrect Merciful Impulses, was published in 2016 by Copper Canyon. She is the recipient of fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and the National Endowment for the Arts, and was named an Honorary Cave Canem Fellow. MATTHEW ZAPRUDER is the author of four collections of poetry and Why Poetry, a book of prose.
An associate professor in the MFA at Saint Mary’s College of California, he is also editor at large at Wave Books. LENI ZUMAS is the author of three books of fiction: Red Clocks, The Listeners, and Farewell Navigator. She lives in Oregon, where she teaches in the BFA and MFA programs at Portland State University.

Friday, June 22: Noy Holland accompanied by Arthur Flowers, and Dorothea Lasky ARTHUR FLOWERS is the author of novels, nonfiction and graphic works including Mojo Rising - Confessions of a 21st Century Conjureman, and I See the Promised Land. NOY HOLLAND’S I Was Trying to Describe What It Feels Like, New and Selected Stories, was published by Counterpoint in January 2017. She has received a Massachusetts Cultural Council award for artistic merit and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. DOROTHEA LASKY is the author of five books of poetry, including the forthcoming Milk (Wave Books, 2018). An assistant professor of poetry at Columbia University's School of the Arts, she co-directs Columbia Artist/Teachers and lives in New York City.

Saturday, June 23: Mitchell S. Jackson, Paul Lisicky and Dara Wier MITCHELL S. JACKSON’S debut novel is The Residue Years. He received a Whiting Award and The Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence. PAUL LISICKY is the author of memoirs, novels, and Unbuilt Projects, a collection of short prose. DARA WIER’S newest book of poems is in the still of the night (Wave Books, 2017). She is a publisher and editor of the small independent press factory hollow press, and the literary magazine jubilat.
She co-founded the Juniper Initiative for literary arts and action and the Juniper Summer Writing Institute and Workshops.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Ask the Experts: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder & Related Disorders Smith College Lecture Series 2017-2018

Tue, Jun 19 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
McConnell Auditorium

OCD Massachusetts, in conjunction with Smith College, presents a series of preeminent speakers in the field of OCD and related disorders. The presentation takes place from 7:00–8:00pm.

Campus: 
Smith College
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Event contact: 
Edward Plimpton
Contact phone: 
(413) 253-1482
Contact email: 
helpforworries@gmail.com

Net Positive Symposium for Higher Education

Mon, Jun 25 2018 - 3:00pm to Tue, Jun 26 2018 - 5:30pm
Location: 
R.W. Kern Center & FPH

Join us for the first annual Net Positive Symposium for Higher Education, presented by the ILFI and AASHE on June 25–26th.

This symposium is for the whole Hampshire community, and for campus planners, sustainability directors, educators, administrators, operations staff, policy professionals, and design and construction professionals. We will focus on igniting action and sharing solutions for creating positive change at higher ed institutions through the lens of the built environment.

Come on Monday the 25th to tour Hampshire's own Living Building, the R.W. Kern Center, as well as the nearby Hitchcock Center for the Environment. In the evening, join us for a dinner reception with outgoing president Jonathan Lash.

Tuesday the 26th features a full day of education sessions and break-out groups covering everything from social justice in sustainability to campus-scale environmental commitments.

 

It will to be a great two days of inspiration and connection. We hope to see you there! 

 

Visit the event webpage to see the full educational schedule, register, and for travel/lodging information.

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Hampshire College
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Kern Center Building Tour

Wed, Jun 20 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
R.W. Kern Center Atrium

Come explore the R.W. Kern Center, one of just 17 certified Living Buildings in the world- right on Hampshire's campus!

See how rainwater is collected, filtered, and treated to supply the building's potable water. Check out the greywater system to learn how wastewater is filtered via the building's indoor plants and sent outdoors to a constructed wetland. We’ll lift the hood on the composting toilets, kick the tires on the rooftop solar, and see how we keep tabs on where the electricity goes. We'll also take look at the finishes and materials that make up a Living Building, and some clever and puzzling details you might miss on a casual walk-through.

Register at Eventbrite to let us know you're coming, and meet under the stairs in the atrium.

For more Living Building fun head over to the Hitchcock Center for the Environment at noon!

Campus: 
Hampshire College
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Dismantling Racism in Museums

Mon, May 14 2018 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Location: 
Yiddish Book Center

Presenting the keynote address for Museums10’s annual summit, museum educators Keonna Hendrick and Marit Dewhurst will provide participants with an introduction to dismantling racism in museums, offering a broad scope to contemporary strategies and discussions that make space for diverse visitors and colleagues to engage with museums without marginalization. Their discussion will include an exploration of the benefits of prioritizing racial and cultural inclusivity in museum work, strategies for implementation, and the positive potential impact museum practitioners have on communities when they work through an inclusive lens.

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Other
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Free and open to the public
Event contact: 
Kevin Kennedy
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-4017
Contact email: 
kkennedy@fivecolleges.edu
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Displaced. Die Figur des (R)Emigranten im Film nach 1945

Mon, May 14 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Herter Hall 301

Heike Klapdor will present her Film-Text-Montage, Displaced. Die Figur des (R)Emigranten im Film nach 1945, with English subtitles.

Heike Klapdor is the director of the Berlin Kolleg and of the Paul Kohner Agency. An internationally renowned scholar, Klapdor works with the Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek and the journal FilmExil. She is also the curator of the exhibition, “100 Jahre Film Berlin,” and of the Dauerausstellung des Filmmuseum Berlin.

The event is sponsored by the German & Scandinavian Studies Department at UMass; the German Studies Departments at: Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, and Amherst College; the Five College German Faculty Seminar; and the Five College Lecture Fund.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Reception for the Art of Friendship

Sat, May 26 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Jannotta Gallery, Oresman Gallery

These seven women arrived at Smith College in 1969 from California, Colorado, New Hampshire, New Jersey, South Dakota, Texas, and Washington. Living together in an inspiring creative community strengthened their belief in the importance of art in their lives. They have shared their intellectual and personal lives as artists and friends in a 50-year conversation, forging artistic paths as varied as their backgrounds. Their careers evolved to encompass painting, printmaking, sculpture, architecture, fashion design, graphic design, digital art, production design, cake design, and public art. The scale of their work ranges from intimate to grand. It is personal and public, meditative and political, delightful and profound. The Art of Friendship celebrates the range and agility of their practice on the occasion of their 45th Reunion.

Campus: 
Smith College
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Davis Lecture Presented by Ellen DeVoe

Sat, Jun 30 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location: 
Weinstein Auditorium

E. Diane Davis Lecture is part of the School for Social Work Public Lecture Series. Lectures are free, open to the public an wheelchair accessible.

Ellen DeVoe, M.S.W., Ph.D., is professor and director of the Ph.D. Program Director at the Boston University School of Social Work. She has been named one of the most influential social workers today. She is recognized for her research on the study of violence exposure on children and interventions designed to mitigate the impact of trauma on families. Her early scholarship focused on sexual abuse, the impact of domestic and community violence on children and families, and intervention research. Since the September 11th attacks, she has been immersed in intervention research concerning parents affected by traumatic stress, including military and veteran parents and families. Her work has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, Centers for Disease Control, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Department of Defense. For the last decade, DeVoe has directed a program of research funded by the Department of Defense focused on the development of a parenting intervention program to support military parents throughout cycles of deployment and reintegration. DeVoe is currently serving on the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering.

Campus: 
Smith College
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SSW Anti-Racism Lecture:Dawn Martinez

Mon, Jun 18 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Weinstein Auditorium

Dawn Belkin Martinez, Ph.D., LICSW, is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Boston University School of Social Work and was formerly an instructor in psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. Trained as a family therapist, Dawn worked as the senior social worker on the Inpatient Psychiatry Service at Children’s Hospital Boston for 13 years and is the co-author of the book Social Justice in Clinical Practice: A Liberation Health Framework for Social Work. Dawn is one of the founding members of the Boston Liberation Health Group and gives presentations locally, nationally, and internationally about her work with Latino youth, immigrant families, liberation health theory and practice, and social justice.

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Campus: 
Smith College
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Poet Lenelle Moise: SSW Convocation

Sun, Jun 3 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Weinstein Auditorium

Lenelle Moïse is the author of Haiti Glass (City Lights/Sister Spit), winner of the 2015 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for excellence in literature. In her work, influenced by both jazz and hip hop, Moïse explores the intersections of identity, memory and spirit. She performs with theatrical verve, feminist conviction, humor, music and movement. She was the Spring 2018 Playwright-in-Residence at Ithaca College, a 2017 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow in Dramatic Writing, the 2017 Lucille Geier Lakes Writer-in-Residence at Smith College, and a Huntington Theatre Company Playwriting Fellow. Her full-length plays include K-I-S-S-I-N-G, the Ruby Prize-winning Merit, The Many Faces of Nia, and the Off-Broadway hit Expatriate. Moïse’s writing has been published in several anthologies including Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution. She currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she was the 2010-2012 Poet Laureate. For more information, visit www.lenellemoise.com.

Campus: 
Smith College
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