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February 2016

VOICES Reading Series – Ada Limón

February 25, 2016 @ 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Daugherty-Palmer Commons, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
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VOICES Ada Liomn

VOICES Reading Series welcomes Ada Limón. Ada Limón is the author of three books of poetry, Lucky Wreck, This Big Fake World, and Sharks in the Rivers. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from New York University where she studied with Philip Levine, Sharon Olds, Mark Doty, and Marie Howe among others. Limón has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and was one of the judges for the…

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March 2016

An Evening to Honor the Legacy of Lucille Clifton

March 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Daugherty-Palmer Commons, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
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LClifton

Creating the Compassionate Community: An Evening to Honor the Legacy of Lucille Clifton Poems, stories and remembrances of SMCM's former Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, winner of the National Book Award for poetry and one of the 20th century's best known and most beloved poets, with Karen Leona Anderson, Jeffrey Coleman, Wayne Karlin, Iris Ford, Ray Raley, Vivian Jordan, Brian Ganz, Noni Ford, Michael Glaser, Kathleen Glaser, Crystal Worrell and Jeanne Vote. Co-sponsored by the Office of the President and…

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April 2016

VOICES Reading Series – Brian Gilmore

April 7, 2016 @ 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Daugherty-Palmer Commons, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
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VOICES Brian Gilmore

VOICES Reading Series welcomes Brian Gilmore. Brian Gilmore is a poet, writer, public interest attorney, and columnist with the Progressive Media Project. He is a Cave Canem Fellow (1997), Kimbilio Fellow (2014), Literature Fellow for the D.C. Commission on Arts and Humanities (1997), Pushcart Prize nominee (2007 and 2014), and winner of the Maryland State Arts Council's Individual Artist Award (2001 and 2003). He is the author of three collections of poetry: “elvis presley is alive and well and living in harlem,”…

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The Mark Twain Lecture with David Sedaris

April 15, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Michael P. O’Brien Athletics & Recreation Center, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
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David Sedaris

This event is SOLD OUT. No tickets will be available at the door. This event is free and open to the public but you must have a ticket. Tickets are available online until Wednesday, April 13. Tickets ordered on or before April 1 will be mailed, tickets ordered April 2-13 will be available for pickup at will call in the Michael P. O’Brien Athletics & Recreation Center starting at 5 pm on the day of the event. Any tickets not picked up by 7:15 pm on the day…

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June 2016

Chesapeake Writers’ Conference

June 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - June 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Daugherty-Palmer Commons, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
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Join us on Maryland’s Western Shore—five minutes from the Chesapeake, ten from the Potomac–for a week of craft talks, lectures, panel discussions, and readings, as well as daily workshops in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. It is possible to receive college course credit for the work you do at the conference. Enrollment is limited; applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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March 2017

An Evening to Honor the Legacy of Lucille Clifton

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Daugherty-Palmer Commons, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
Lucille Clifton

The Office of the President & the VOICES Reading Series Present "An Evening to Honor the Legacy of Lucille Clifton" featuring poets Toi Derricotte and Yona Harvey, with Michael Glaser, Karen Leona Anderson and Brian Ganz. Lucille Clifton was one of the most distinguished, decorated, and beloved poets of her time. She won the National Book Award for Poetry and was the first Black recipient of the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for lifetime achievement. Her honors and awards give testament…

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The Inaugural Presidential Lecture Series Presents Walter Mosley

March 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
Walter Mosley

The Inaugural Presidential Lecture Series Presents Walter Mosley His topic: "The Only True Race is the Human Race." Walter Mosley is the author of more than 40 critically acclaimed books, and the author of the well-known detective character Easy Rawlins. Mosley has won the O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement award. He is also the recipient of the 2016 Grand Master title, awarded by the Mystery Writers of America.

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April 2017

The 11th Annual Twain Lecture: Scott Dikkers

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Michael P. O’Brien Athletics & Recreation Center, St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
Scott Dikkers

The Real Story of Fake News In a hilarious and insightful lecture, Scott Dikkers will chronicle the early years and influence of The Onion. He will examine the mayhem that he and his ragtag band of college dropouts who founded The Onion nearly 30 years ago have wrought on current events, modern politics, and satirical news outlets such as “Saturday Night Live” and “The Daily Show.” He'll look at the rise of fake news online through the prism of The Onion's founding,…

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September 2017

“From Slavery to Freedom: The Struggle for Civic Virtue at St. Mary’s and Beyond”

September 23 @ 8:50 am - 6:30 pm
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The African and African Diaspora Studies program (AADS) at St. Mary’s College of Maryland will host its first annual fall symposium on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23. “From Slavery to Freedom: The Struggle for Civic Virtue at St. Mary’s and Beyond” will give special attention to recently discovered evidence that St. Mary’s Female Seminary owned slaves during the nineteenth century. The symposium will also examine practices designed to memorialize slavery on American college campuses. In addition, scholars will explore…

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October 2017

VOICES Reading Series – Jennifer Chang

October 26 @ 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm
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Jennifer Chang is the author of two books of poems, "The History of Anonymity" and "Some Say the Lark,"which will be published by Alice James Books in October. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, The New Yorker, A Public Space, and elsewhere, and as a scholar of poetics, ecocriticism, and modernism, she has published and presented work on the Harlem Renaissance, modernist pastoral, and Emily Dickinson's global imagination. She teaches at George Washington University…

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