ARTS @ Oswego

September – November 2014

Sep
8
Mon
Living Writers Series: Stephanie Vanderslice, “Literary Citizenship” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Sep 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Stephanie Vanderslice

A writing-life blogger for the Huffington Post, Stephanie Vanderslice’s scholarly essays on the teaching of creative writing have been published nationally and internationally. She has published three books, including Rethinking Creative Writing. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in many journals and online publications. In 2012 she was named CASE U.S. Professor of the Year for the state of Arkansas; in 2009 she was named ACTELA College English Teacher of the Year. Vanderslice will speak about literary citizenship.

Sep
15
Mon
Living Writers Series: Richard Duggin, “The Authorial Voice Behind the Narrator” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

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Richard Duggin’s fiction includes three novels: The Music Box Treaty, Woman Refusing To Leave, and Snipehunters. Duggin has taught fiction writing at the University of Nebraska at Omaha for the past fifty years. In 2005 he founded and is currently director of the University of Nebraska MFA in Writing program, a low-residency graduate program in creative writing in which he currently directs and teaches. Duggin’s talk is called “Psst! Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.” He’ll discuss the authorial voice behind the narrator.

Sep
17
Wed
Dr. Elizabeth Vivero: “The Representation of the Mexican Grandmother” @ Room 114, Marano Campus Center
Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm

Dr. Elizabeth Vivero

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
&
The International Education & Programs Office
Present:

Dr. Elizabeth Vivero
Director of Gender Studies
University of Guadalajara

The Representation of the Mexican Grandmother
Written by Women

PRESENTATION IS IN SPANISH

Oct
2
Thu
TALK: Concerning the ORI (Oswego Reading Initiative) Book “The Round House” @ Room 132, Campus Center Auditorium
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Round House

ORI (the Oswego Reading Intiative) presents a talk on the book selected as the reading for this year’s first-year and transfer students. Professor Eric Cheyfitz of Cornell University discusses his paper (co-authored with Professor Shari Huhndorf of UC Berkeley) “Genocide By Other Means: US Federal Indian Law and Violence Against Native Women in Louise Erdrich’s The Round House.”

Oct
15
Wed
Talk: ORI 2014-15 Selection “The Round House” @ Sheldon Hall Ballroom
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm

Scott  Stevens

The Oswego Reading Initiative (ORI) committee presents a talk on this year’s choice for first-year and transfer students. Scott Manning Stevens addresses “Coming of Age along the Red Road: Observations of Louise Erdrich’s The Round House. Stevens, a citizen of the Akwesasne Mohawk Nation, is Associate Professor and Director of Native American Studies at Syracuse University.

Oct
20
Mon
Living Writers Series: Penny Guisinger, “Living a Writerly Life” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Penny Guisinger

Penny Guisinger lives and writes on the easternmost tip of the United States. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in many literary journals and her reviews appear regularly in The Quoddy Tides and The Review Review. Her essay “Coming Out” was named as a finalist in the 2013 Fourth Genre essay contest, and the essay “Provincetown” was awarded an editor’s choice award from Solstice. She is the founding organizer of Iota: The Conference of Short Prose. A graduate of the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine, Penny shares her home with her wife and the two most beautiful, talented children in the world. Guisinger will talk about “Living a Writerly Life.”

Author’s Website

Nov
3
Mon
Living Writers Series: Andy Breckman, “Writing For the Screen” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

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From sketches for Saturday Night Live to creator of Monk, Andy Breckman has written for the small screen and the big screen. Favorite film credits include: Moving, Arthur 2, True Identity, I.Q., Sgt. Bilko, Tourist Trap and Rat Race. Breckman will talk about writing for the screen.

Nov
10
Mon
Living Writers Series: William Trowbridge, “Humor in Poetry” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Nov 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

William Trowbridge

William Trowbridge’s latest poetry collection, Put This On, Please: New and Selected Poems, was published by Red Hen Press in 2014. His other collections are Ship of Fool, The Complete Book of Kong, Flickers, O Paradise, and Enter Dark Stranger. Trowbridge lives in the Kansas City area and was Poet Laureate of Missouri from 2012 to 2014. He’ll speak on humor in poetry.

Author’s Website

Nov
17
Mon
Living Writers Series: Michelle Garcia, “Having a Post-College Career Plan & More” @ Room 132, Marano Campus Center Auditorium
Nov 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm

Michelle Garcia

Michelle Garcia graduated from SUNY Oswego with a degree in journalism, minoring in political science and women’s studies. All of that, plus her concentration in creative nonfiction writing and editorship at The Oswegonian, came in handy when she was hired as an editorial assistant at The Advocate. She was promoted as an associate editor in 2009, and then commentary editor in 2012. In September 2013, she was named managing editor of Advocate.com. Garcia studied screenwriting and producing at UCLA, as well as improv at Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles and sketch comedy at Improv Olympic, where she writes for a weekly topical sketch show, Top Story! Weekly. She lives in Santa Monica, with her comedy-writing husband. Garcia will talk about writers having a post-college career plan and related topics.