Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Parsons, Shankar At Winsted College

The following is a list of upcoming presentations at Northwestern CT Community College (NCCC) in Winsted. For more information on any of these events, please contact JT Treat; contact information follows at the end of the calendar of events. Thank you!

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All events are free and open to the public.

* February 27th 12 noon - 1pm. Founders Hall Auditorium. Mekele School for the Blind in Ethiopia. Slide, film and lecture presentation by Norfolk resident and Falls Village art teacher Chris Handley on the school, its students, as well as her work and fundraising efforts on the school's behalf. Also on view at this time: art (triptychs) by Mekele School residents. [Sponsored by CFT & PTK].

* Feb. 27th, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Green Woods Hall, room 306. Artist and illustrator Beth Adams presents a slide lecture and talk on her work in children's book illustration to Prof. Jacques' Children's Literature class. A freelance illustrator and artist, Beth Adams is a resident of Lakeville, CT, where she lives with her family. [Sponsored by NCCC’s English Dept. Please contact Paulette Jacques, if you plan to attend, so seating accommodations can be arranged.]

* March 1st, 12noon-1pm. Founder's Hall Auditorium. The Dominican Literacy Project January 2007 class trip. Presentation by NCCC students Gleny Pinales and Jeremiah Gombos on their involvement with the Dominican Literacy Project; NCCC students will be joined by DLP Founder and Director, Kim Crandall, MSW, from Washington, CT. Lecture, Slide, Quick Time movie presentation. [Sponsored by CFT & NCCC’s Spanish Club] Latin Foods Bake Sale to raise funds for the DLP.

* March 6th, 12noon-1pm. Founder’s Hall Auditorium. 2006 CT Book Award recipient Roya Hakakian reads from and discusses her memoir: Journey from the Land of No. Born and raised in Iran, Roya Hakakian now lives in CT with her family. [Sponsored by the Cultural Planning Committee. Funded by NCCF & Peggy Andl Fund, in celebration of Women's History Month.]

* March 28th, 10:30am – 1pm. Draper Center Rm 105 (conference center on first floor of college library) Includes lunch/refreshments. Barbara Parsons returns to NCCC to read discuss her life and writing as a survivor of domestic abuse and defendant. (New writing following the award-winning anthology, Couldn't Keep it to Myself, edited by Wally Lamb). [Sponsored by the Women's Center, CFT and CPC; funded in part by NCCF & Peggy Andl Fund]

* April 17-21: evening performances, 6:30pm on; 11th annual Mad River Literary Festival. Includes Open reading by students and community members, authors and poets: Ravi Shankar, Robyn Sarah, and Kelly Link as well as two performances of the play, "Painting Churches," by NYC playwright Tina Howe, performed by the Cornwall Players (includes NCCC student Kate Fitch). [ Sponsored by the English Department, CFT, Student Senate, and CPC; funded in part by NCCF & Peggy Andl Fund]

Thank you,
--Jessica Treat
Cultural Planning Committee [CPC] Co-Chair
Winsted, CT 06098

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