The Living Writers Series continues with poet Philip Pardi and a discussion about the craft of poetry. His first book, Meditations on Rising and Falling, won the Brittingham Poetry Prize and the Writers’ League of Texas Poetry Award. A former human rights activist and labor organizer, Pardi teaches at Bard College.
For more, read Pardi’s “How a Poem Happens.”
For Mental Health Awareness Week, five short films from Lifetime, featuring stars Jennifer Hudson, Melissa Leo and Octavia Spencer and directors Laura Dern, Bryce Dallas Howard and Ashley Judd.
Spanish Movie Series: Selena
The Modern Languages and Literatures Department presents the 1997 biopic about the life and career of the late Tejano music star Selena, directed by Gregory Nava and starring Jennifer Lopez. 127 minutes. In English and Spanish.
Hosted by Rick Balestra
Pre-Concert talk begins at 7 PM
Known for his clean, warm tone and lyrical melodic lines, Bernstein is one of New York’s most in-demand guitarists. His career was launched with an invitation to perform with John Scofield and Pat Metheny. Since then he’s worked with jazz masters including Larry Goldings, Lou Donaldson, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and Joshua Redman. Guests may park in King and Sheldon Hall lots.
Tickets: General Public $15; Students $5.
For venue and parking locations go to Campus Event Map
The Oswego Film Club screens films submitted for its fourth annual festival. Teams in this year’s competition were given 48 hours in which to craft a short horror film.
The Focus on Faculty series continues with the Oswego Jazz Project (OJP) and special guest trombonist Keith Jackson, music director at West Virginia University and an acclaimed performer of both classical and jazz trombone and euphonium. He is a member of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra.
Celebrating its eighth year as SUNY Oswego’s jazz quartet-in-residence, OJP performs original compositions and works by Dexter Gordon, Slide Hampton and Ahmad Jamal.
Tickets: General Public $8; Students $5.
Guest may park in King and Sheldon Hall lots.
For venue and parking locations, go to Campus Map
French Film Series: La Classe
The Modern Languages and Literatures Department presents Laurent Cantet’s 2008 drama set in a school in a tough Parisian neighborhood. 128 minutes; in French with English subtitles.
Free and open to the public
Oswego State Downtown Gallery Exhibit: What Have We Done?
West First & Bridge Streets
Illustrations by Aaron Z. Lee + Friends
October 18 – October 19
An adjunct instructor of art at the college, Lee also works as a graphic artist at the campus Lifestyles Center. The exhibition, curated by Lee, includes work from friends Miles George, Erik Miller, Cayetano Valenzuela, Isaac Bidwell and Ben Petrie.
(Pictured: Illustration by Aaron Z. Lee)
The CoffeeNook, 156 West 2nd Street, Oswego
Scientific Art Exhibition: Marking the dedication of SUNY Oswego’s Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation, the exhibit features works from Biology, Earth Sciences, Physics, Astronomy, Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science and Mathematics.
Fahrenheit 451 Trailer
Oswego State Theatre Department Presents Fahrenheit 451
…Live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for… – Ray Bradbury
Thursday, October 17 • 7:30 PM (Preview)
Friday, October 18-Saturday, October 19 • 7:30 PM
Friday, October 25-Saturday, October 26 • 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 27 • 2:30 PM
This production of Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury’s 1979 stage adaptation of his 1953 novel, presents a dystopian society, addicted to technology, where books are burned. The world of one man is upended when he’s drawn to the forbidden: the books that he’s been required to destroy.
Guests may park in lots E-6, E-18 and C-32; please see Campus Parking Map.
Syracuse Vocal Ensemble, one of New York’s finest choral organizations, joins forces with sparkling bluegrass instrumental talents for a genre-blending performance of The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass, by contemporary composer Carol Barnett, along with other works drawing on Appalachian folk traditions. Performed with regional bluegrass luminaries Joe Davoli, Perry Cleaveland, Zachary Fleitz, John Cadley, Nick Piccininni and Maureen Henesey and the Syracuse Country/Contra Dancers. (Audience members are invited onto the dance floor after the concert.)
Guests may park in King, Sheldon & Rich Hall lots E15, E27, E29 & E23; Campus Parking Map