Poetry readings on 4 Perimeter College campuses tomorrow and Thursday!

Don’t forget – Perimeter College and The Georgia Poetry Circuit will host poetry readings by Kim Addonizio tomorrow, Wednesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 6, 2017. All readings are free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception and book signing on each campus.

Alpharetta Campus

  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017
  • 11:30 a.m.
  • Room 1140
Clarkston Campus

  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017
  • 2:30 p.m.
  • JCLRC – L1100

Dunwoody Campus

  • Thursday, April 6, 2017
  • 11:30 a.m.
  • Building B, Room 2102
Newton Campus

  • Thursday, April 6, 2017
  • 2:30 p.m.
  • Building 2N, Room 1100

Additional information about the poet, including samples of her work, can be found on the handout provided for the event.

“Revival – Lost Southern Voices” event at Dunwoody this weekend.

Revival–Lost Southern Voices will take place on March 31 & April 1, 2017, on the Dunwoody campus of Georgia State University Perimeter College to celebrate great Southern writers.

For more details about the available opportunities, line up of speakers, and times and locations of scheduled events please check out the event’s Facebook page as well as the Lost Southern Voices webpage. Daily registration is requested, however there is no cost to attend individual general sessions. The reception Friday night and boxed lunch on Saturday are available for a nominal fee and are optional. You can register online for any or all of the events through Eventbright.

All are welcome; this event is open to the public and parking is available. Please email Andy Rogers at arogers41@gsu.edu with any questions.

Celebrate National Poetry Month at Dunwoody, April 6

Celebrate national poetry month this April at the Dunwoody Perimeter campus library on Thursday, April 6, 2017 by attending a workshop and/or open mic events that is open to everyone.

  • Attend the Poetry Workshop from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to gain assistance with your own written work in the Learning and Tutoring Center, NLRC 3200.
  • Bring a poem (your own or a work you admire) and pin it to the curtains in the NLRC Third Floor Gallery (supplies available if you’d like to write your poem on location).
  • Read either a poem you’ve written or a beloved poem you’d like to share with others at the Open Mic and Reception from 1-3 p.m. following the workshop.

The opportunities are sponsored by the The Writer’s Circle and The Dunwoody Learning and Tutoring Center and are open to all students, faculty, staff, and their families (though some activities may not be suitable for very young children). For more information please contact Maria Batty or Nancy McDaniel at 770-274-5240 or email ltc.gpc.edu.

Literary Events Explore Southern Authors and Themes this March

Welcome back from what was – hopefully – a wonderful and restful spring break. The second half of the spring semester is full of wonderful opportunities for those who are interested in literature and southern authors.

March 29th, author Thomas Mullen will speak about his book Darktown at both the Clarkston and Decatur campuses of Georgia State University, Perimeter College, as part of the Susan Thomas Lectureship.

Additionally, a host of notable southern authors such as Nathasha Trethewey will be discussing literary works rooted in the south during Revival–Lost Southern Voices – a two day event on March 31 & April 1 on the Dunwoody campus.

With multiple locations and speakers there’s a little something for everyone. To learn more about the events click on the links above and don’t forget to sign up for email notifications of future posts from the Humanities Events blog to prevent missing out on amazing future opportunities such as these.

 

Lecture will explore “fandom as religious experience” at Dunwoody on March 30.

The Sarah Larson Lecture Series will host its final event of the spring 2017 term on Thursday, March 30, at the Dunwoody campus. “Notes from DragonCon: Fandom as Religious Experience” will be held in the C Auditorium (NC 1100) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Georgia State University instructor, Lauren Cooper, will discuss how sci-fi and fantasy fandom fulfill important roles related to defining personal identity and values. By comparing how fandom and religion are similar in this aspect, Cooper will explore bigger questions about the concept of entertainment and the perception of reality.

Guest Speaker: Lauren Cooper

Cooper is a visiting instructor at Georgia State University. She received B.A.s in English, and Religious Studies, as well as an M.A. in Religious Studies from GSU. Her areas of research include religion and popular culture, religion and literature, and new religious movements.

Professors are welcome to bring their classes. Space is limited and seats fill quickly so arriving early is advised. Sign-In sheets will be passed around during the event to collect attendance data that is helpful in obtaining grant funding for the lectureship – copies of these attendance logs may be requested by faculty for course participation verification.

The lecture series is free and open to the public. Parking is available. For more information about this event or to request sign-in sheet PDF following the event, please contact series co-chair, Megan Levacy, at mlevacy@gsu.edu or call 770-274-5583.

A PDF of the flyer pictured below may be downloaded here —> EVENT FLYER

 

 

 

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Natasha Trethewey to headline 2 day event: Revival – Lost Southern Voices

Revival–Lost Southern Voices is a two day event on March 31 & April 1, 2017, on the Dunwoody campus of Georgia State University Perimeter College to celebrate great Southern writers.

Two-time National Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize Winner Natasha Trethewey will headline a notable list of writers and scholars. Presenters will discuss the Southern writers who have meant the most to them and why those writers’ works are so deserving of a new readership.

For more details about the available opportunities, line up of speakers, and times and locations of scheduled events please check out the event’s Facebook page as well as the Lost Southern Voices webpage.

Daily registration is requested, however there is no cost to attend individual general sessions. The reception Friday night and boxed lunch on Saturday are available for a nominal fee and are optional. You can register online for any or all of the events through Eventbright.

All are welcome; this event is open to the public and parking is available. The event guarantees a long list of new authors and books to read for all who attend. Please email Andy Rogers at arogers41@gsu.edu with any questions.

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Lecture explores “Life After Prison” Feb. 23 @ Dunwoody

American prisoners and the challenges faced once they’re released will be the focus of an upcoming symposium at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College in Dunwoody.

Dr. Peter Lindsay, Georgia State associate professor, and Dr. Danielle Sweat Whylly, United States Attorney’s Office, will lead the lecture “Life After Prison: The Real Truth About Reentry” on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 1-2:15 p.m. on the Dunwoody campus, NC1100.

Despite having 4% of the world’s population, the United States holds 24% of the world’s incarcerated population. Why does the U.S. imprison more of its population than any other nation, and what can be done to help formerly incarcerated people reenter society successfully?

Dr. Danielle Sweat Whylly from the United States Justice Department will discuss how the Justice Department is engaging in successful reentry programs, and Dr. Peter Lindsay from Georgia State University will discuss why humane treatment of the incarcerated makes for a stronger society and how Georgia State is engaging in practices to facilitate successful reentry.

According to Lindsay, one of the most critical issues for inmates and ex-convicts centers on education. “It may be that they go in as criminals, but we need to ensure that while they go in as criminals, they don’t come out that way,” Lindsay said.

He stresses the importance of giving inmates and those formerly incarcerated opportunities to earn college degrees, noting that he and a few other colleagues are in the early stages of initiatives aimed at doing this. “There are concerns, and understandable concerns, so we have to move forward considering many facets,” said Lindsay, who recently taught philosophy for inmates at Georgia’s Phillips State Prison.

“Life After Prison: The Real Truth About Reentry” is part of Georgia State’s Sarah Larson Lecture Series in the Humanities program. The committee welcomes students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the community to join in the discussion of why we must move past being the world’s leading incarceration nation. A Q&A will follow the presentations.

Faculty are welcome to bring their classes, however, students are encouraged to sign in at the event in addition to any documentation required by their instructors. This will ensure more accurate documentation of event attendance and assist the committee in obtaining grants to fund future events.

The lecture is free and open to the public at the Perimeter College-Dunwoody Campus auditorium, 2101 Womack Road, NC Building, room 1100. Contact Megan Levacy for more information: mlevacy@gsu.edu or 770-274-5583.

Please click here for a good quality PDF of the event flyer.

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January dates for The Writer’s Circle @ Dunwoody

Inventing Thanksgiving lecture, Nov 2, at Dunwoody

The Sarah Larson Lecture Series fall lecture, Inventing Thanksgiving: Pilgrims, America, and Immigration, with Dr. Kari Miller, will be held this week on Wednesday, November 2nd on the Dunwoody Campus from 1 – 2:15 p.m. in the C auditorium (NC 1100). The lecture will explore the historical development of the story of Thanksgiving and how it informs our views on national identity and immigration.

A printable flyer is available! Click HERE!

Faculty are welcome to bring classes, however, the auditorium fills quickly for these events so early arrival is advised. Please have students sign-in on event attendance sheets (passed around at beginning of the lecture) to ensure that we can continue to receive funding for programs such as this! Email Megan Levacy <mlevacy@gsu.edu> for a PDF copy of sign-in sheets for participation verification.

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Dunwoody Student Art Show Invites Student Submissions

The Dunwoody Art Club is hosting the 2nd annual Student Art Show at Dunwoody campus from October 24 – November 17, 2016 and is now accepting submissions of student work (through October 21st). This show is open to all current students enrolled in at least one class on the Dunwoody campus, regardless of major or experience.

Faculty, please share and encourage this opportunity in your classes, regardless of your discipline – we have SO many creative students on our campus and this is their time to get acknowledged and share their work with the campus.

All media are welcome, however, works must be “ready to hang” or present as outlined in the submission form. For assistance preparing works for submissions, students are welcome to come to the Dunwoody studio classroom, NA 1150, on Wednesday, October 19, between 3:45 and 5:45 p.m. – emailing the advisor to determine what might be required (as hanging supplies are not provided on Oct. 19) is advised.

OFFICIAL DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 10 a.m., Friday, Oct 21

Students submissions will be accepted through the Dunwoody Student Life office on Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20th from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and also from 8 – 10 am on Friday, October 21st. Any works received after 10 a.m. on Friday may not be eligible for inclusion in the exhibition.

For more information, please send students to the Dunwoody Student Life office or direct them to the documents and information listed on the Dunwoody Art Club webpage – or have them contact club advisor, Ms. Levacy –> mlevacy@gsu.edu.

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