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Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters




This Week in Arts and Letters

 

Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m.
Off the Page Series presents author Carol Maso
Carole Maso is the author of  10 books, including the novels “The Art Lover,” “The American Woman in the Chinese Hat,” “AVA,” “Defiance and Mother & Child”; essays, including “Break Every Rule”; poems in prose, including “Beauty is Convulsive and Aureole”; and a memoir, “The Room Lit by Roses.” Maso is the recipient of numerous awards and she is professor of literary arts at Brown University.
Majestic Palm Room, Student Union, FAU Boca Raton
Free
Information: 561-297-2974

 

Friday, Oct. 13, 7:30 pm.
Play Reading of a new play by Playwright Vanessa Garcia: “1000 Miles”
Solis just arrived in The City from 1000 Miles Across the Sea. She’s searching for family, for a way to carve out a new life, but The City is changing, and the very skills Solis brings with her can either save or destroy this new place she's beginning to call home.
1000 Miles is a play about what it means to migrate to a new place. It’s a play about survival, surveillance, nationalism, and the nature of opportunity.
Theatre Lab, FAU Boca Raton
Tickets: $20. Free for the first 100 FAU students.
Www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124

 

Saturday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m.
FAU Wind Ensemble presents Fortune’s Wheel
The FAU Wind Ensemble continues its tradition of excellence and innovation with five world premieres in the 2017-2018 season, exemplifying the intense research focus of FAU. Conducted by Kyle Prescott, this flagship ensemble of 50 talented student-musicians will fill the theatre with the power and poignancy of Carl Orff’s magnificent “Carmina Burana!”
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton
Tickets $10 at www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539. Free to faculty, staff, students.

 

Sunday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m.
Masterclass with playwright Vanessa Garcia
Vanessa Garcia is a multidisciplinary artist working as a novelist, playwright, and journalist. Her debut novel, White Light, was published in 2015, to critical acclaim. Named one of the Best Books of 2015 by NPR,
Al Dia, Flavorwire, and numerous other publications and institutions, it also won an International Latino Book Award.
Theatre Lab, FAU Boca Raton
Tickets: $30. Free for the first 100 FAU students.
www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124

 

Sunday, Oct. 15, 3 p.m.
Concert: Irena Kofman and Friends
Meet our own celebrated faculty Irena Kofman (piano), Rebecca Lautar (violin), Courtney Jones (trumpet), outstanding guest Marina Berberian (piano), and others in a chamber setting of diverse repertoire. Music by Vinée, Ravel, and Gershwin--for every taste and age!
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton
Tickets $20 at www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539. Free to faculty, staff, students.

 

Thursday, Oct. 19, 7 pm
Off the Page Series presents Author Ira Sukrungruang
Ira Sukrungruang is the author of the memoirs “Southside Buddhist” and “Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy,” the short story collection  The Melting Season , and the poetry collection In Thailand It Is Night . He is the recipient of the 2015 American Book Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature, an Arts and Letters Fellowship, and the Emerging Writer Fellowship. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of South Florida.
Palmetto Palm Room, Student Union, FAU Boca Raton
Free
Information: 561-297-2974

 

Friday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
FAU Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Presents “Ending Violence and Reproductive Oppression through Human Rights”
Keynote speaker for the event: Loretta Ross, Co-Founder of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective and co-author, Loretta J. Ross and Rickie Solinger, Reproductive Justice: An Introduction
Theatre Lab, Parliament Hall Residence Hall, FAU Boca Raton
Free
Information: smithv2014@fau.edu

 

Saturday, Oct. 21, 8 p.m.
FAU Symphony Orchestra: 6th Annual Honors High School Orchestra Side by Side Festival
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton
Free
Information: 561-297-3820

 

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 4 p.m.
The John O’Sullivan Memorial Lecture: The Modern Presidency from Kennedy to Trump: Intersection of Politics and Personality
Lecture presented by William H. Chafe, Duke University. Chafe will examine how personality helped shape the politics of many of our modern presidents. He will look at the presidencies of John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, dealing with issues as varied as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, Watergate and the Clinton health care bill.
University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton
Tickets: $20, FAU students $5, FAU faculty, staff, alumni $10
www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539

 

 

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