September – October 2015
Oswego alum Jennifer Jackson’s debut picture book, The Punkydoos Take the Stage, illustrated by Dan Andreasen, was recently released by Disney Hyperion. Her love of storytelling began in theater, where she wrote and directed original physical theater pieces.
Renowned Israeli-born soloist Matt Haimovitz performs all six Bach cello suites, while visiting four Central New York locations. The “moveable feast” begins with a Tuesday live-at-noon broadcast from the studios of WCNY FM (91.3), followed by a 3pm appearance at The River’s End Bookstore. The musical tour resumes 5pm Wednesday at Tyler Gallery in Penfield Library, with the remaining suites offered as memorable evening fare in Sheldon Hall Ballroom. Join us for a delightful tasting or the entire feast!
“Ardent lyricism” —New York Times
Mike Raicht is a writer whose creator-owned work includes his graphic novel The Stuff of Legend which was picked up by Villard, an imprint of Random House and launched #2 on the New York Times Paperpack Graphic Novel list. Disney recently acquired the feature film rights to the novel. Mike is also a former Marvel Comics editor (X-Men line). He has written stories for multiple publishers including Marvel Entertainment (Spider-Man, Hulk, X-Men, MAX Zombie), DC Comics (Batman, Superman), IDW (GI Joe, Godzilla), Dynamite (Dark Shadows, Army of Darkness, Raise the Dead II) and BOOM! Studios (Finding Nemo).
The Brooklyn-based WSO has taken New York City by storm! Not your mother’s salsa band, they thrive on pulsating dura arrangements of contemporary indie rock tunes— an adventurous crossover that’s breathing life into the popular genre for a new generation. If you can’t sit still through music with an infectious Latin beat, bring your dancing shoes!
“An unstoppable weapon for the dance floor!” — Vibrations Magazine, Paris
Margarita Vargas, Associate Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, SUNY Buffalo, will address the question of justice and social responsibility through the analysis of Barbara Colio’s Antigone-type character in the play Usted esta aqui (“You Are Here” 2009).
The play’s central character is based on Miranda de Wallace who sought justice for her son who was kidnapped and killed in Mexico City in 2005.
Karen Joy Fowler, a PEN/Faulkner and California Book Award winner, is the author of six novels (two of them New York Times best sellers) and three short story collections. Her most recent novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2014.
Artist, educator and scholar Adam Falkner is the Founder and Executive Director of the Dialogue Arts Project. His work has been featured in Painted Bride Quarterly, on HBO, in the New York Times, Time Out New York, and elsewhere. He teaches in the Sociology and Education programs at Vassar College and Columbia University.
Carol Chapman, soprano and Lisa Casey, horn (Missouri State University) and Russell Miller, piano (Eastman School of Music) join Todd Graber, tenor (SUNY Oswego) in a recital of art songs by Schubert, Debussy, Rorem, Poulenc and Strauss.