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 excellent opportunity for teachers to gain Continuing Professional Development credit. All conference workshops are led by exemplary, award-winning faculty.
River Concert Series 20th Season featuring the Chesapeake Orchestra
Fridays, June 22 – July 20 plus Saturday, July 21
Free and open to the public. Grounds open at 5:00 p.m.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy introduces the inaugural Visiting Ambassador Program featuring Marcos Sperandio, head of the educational and cultural sector for the embassy of Brazil.
Sperandio will discuss the challenges Brazil faces in the early 21st century with a focus on current issues and debates on Brazilian education. He will also address reforms underway in Brazil’s higher education and the role of education in spurring economic growth in the country.
You and your family are invited to our Spring Open House. The Open House will be an excellent time to learn more about what an honors college experience can mean for you.
- Learn about our excellent academic programs
- Discover our integrated career development program
- Talk with students about campus life and our many extra-curricular activities
- Tour our beautiful waterfront campus
- Hear about the admissions and financial aid process
Tig Notaro is a comedian, actor and writer originally from Mississippi, who Rolling Stone named one of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time. Tig writes, produces and stars in the semi-autobiographical Amazon series, “One Mississippi.” Season 1 yielded several nominations including – WGA, GLAAD and The Critic’s Choice Awards. Tig was also nominated for an Emmy as well as a Grammy for her 2016 HBO special “Boyish Girl Interrupted,” a GLAAD Award nomination for the Netflix Original Documentary “Tig,” and her memoir “I’m Just a Person” is a New York Times Bestseller. In 2013, Tig was nominated for a Grammy Award for her sophomore release, “Live,” which sold over 100,000 units in just six weeks.
This is a ticketed event and advance reservations are required. Tickets may be reserved by registering at this link: www.smcm.edu/twain-tickets.
Please bring your email confirmation to the event in order to pick up your ticket(s) for entry.
Will Call for ticket pick up will open at 5:30 p.m.
Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.
Seating is first-come first-served.
Speakers: State Senator Steve Waugh & Political Strategist Steve McMahon
There have only been three midterm elections in the last century where the president’s party didn’t lose House seats. This year, the country is divided and passions roil among both liberal and conservative voters.
What are the most salient issues in the minds of the party strategists, running politicians and voters during this election cycle?
These and your questions will be discussed by Steve Waugh, the Republican state senator for Calvert and St. Mary’s counties, and Democratic strategist Steve McMahon, a regular on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews and Meet the Press Daily with Chuck Todd.
Open to the Public. Free of Charge.
Reception will follow at the James P. Muldoon River Center.
“The Political Scoop”
Ed Gillespie is one of the country’s top communications strategists with a long record of success in advising business, politics, and government. A long-trusted staple of the Republican Party, he is one of a small number of Americans to have had offices in both the West Wing and the Capitol. In 2004, he became the first RNC chairman in 80 years to preside over his party’s winning the White House, House, and Senate. In 2014, he ran for one of Virginia’s U.S. Senate seats. In 2017, he was the Republican nomination for governor of Virginia and ran in an extremely tight race.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required due to limited seating. Register at http://www.smcm.edu/gillespie.
Professor of Biology and Steven Muller Distinguished Professor of Science Jordan Price delivers the the Steven Muller Lecture: “Female Songbirds Aren’t So Dull After All: Reconstructing the Evolution of Sexual Dimorphism.”
“Where Does America Go from Here?” is the topic of Sanger, a national security correspondent for The New York Times and bestselling author of “Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power” (Crown, June 5, 2012). A regular guest on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Sanger is known as one of the nation’s most lucid analysts of geopolitics, national security, and globalization.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required due to limited seating.
Register at www.smcm.edu/sanger.
7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Keynote and Q & A
9 p.m. – Book Signing
The Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa welcomes Visiting Scholar Dr. Amy Cheng Vollmer.
Amy Cheng Vollmer is Isaac H. Clothier, Jr. Professor of Biology at Swarthmore, where she has helped to create initiatives to promote adult science literacy as well as to increase access to and success in STEM fields for a diverse student population. Her teaching, which incorporates active learning in large and small classes, includes microbiology, biotechnology, metabolism, and introductory biology; her research focuses on the regulation of the response of bacteria to environmental stress. She has authored works on basic bacterial genetics and physiology and on applied and environmental microbiology. Serving in numerous leadership capacities as a member of the American Society for Microbiology, she was the 2006 recipient of the ASM’s Carski Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. She is past president of the Waksman Foundation for Microbiology.
This free event open to the public is co-sponsored by the Lecture and Fine Arts Committee and the Office of the President.