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April 2016

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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Free
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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 8:50 am - 6:30 pm
Free
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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, 2017 @ 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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March 2018

Nurturing the Compassionate Community: An Evening to Honor the Legacy of Lucille Clifton

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Daugherty-Palmer Commons (DPC) St. Mary's City, United States
Nurturing the Compassionate Community

Co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the VOICES Reading Series, An Evening to Honor the Legacy of Lucille Clifton features poets Aracelis Girmay and Elizabeth Alexander in addition to Brian Ganz, Michael Glaser, Karen Leona Anderson, and Alexia, Gillian, and Sidney Clifton. Enjoy a powerful and uplifting evening of poetry and music in the spirit of Lucille Clifton's caring for each and every member of the College and her encouragement of others to live lives of engaged, just,…

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VOICES Reading Series – Writers’ Harvest

March 8 @ 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm
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Writers' Harvest Reading, A Benefit for Child Hunger Relief Featuring student writers from Jennifer Cognard-Black's "Just Food:  Food Writing for Social Justice" seminar All humans have a fundamental right to adequate food.  The students of the “Just Food” seminar are considering just that:  how food can bring people together, but it can also separate communities, creating food insecurity and hunger among certain populations, especially children. For the Writers’ Harvest, the “Just Food” students will share selections from Ethical Eating essays about their own…

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June 2018

2018 Chesapeake Writers’ Conference

June 24 @ 4:00 pm - June 30 @ 10:00 am
SMCM campus, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
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$800

The 7th Chesapeake Writers’ Conference hosts writers at all levels of experience for a rich week of lectures, craft talks, readings, and panel discussions, as well as daily workshops in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. We offer a multi-genre course in which high schoolers get the chance to try their hand at a range of genres and styles. We also offer a two-credit hour graduate course for teachers whose focus is connecting one’s pedagogy and writing practice. This is an…

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