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Paul Harding Reads at Russell House

Paul Harding, US-amerikanischer AutorFrom Rachel Warner ’14:

Distinguished author Paul Harding will read from his new work on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT.

Paul Harding is the author of two novels, Enon and Tinkers, which was awarded the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the PEN American/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers. Harding was a fiction fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Harvard University, and Grinnell College.

The New Yorker describes Harding’s prose as “steeped in a visionary, transcendentalist tradition that echoes Blake, Rilke, Emerson, and Thoreau.” The first independently published Pulitzer Prize-winning novel since 1981, Tinkers explores the consciousness of a New England patriarch and offers new ways of understanding the world, mortality, and “the greater whole of which we are a part, but cannot perceive.”

Date: Wednesday, November 12
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: Russell House

In the Heights

heights_eventFrom CFA staffer Andrew Chatfield:

“In the Heights” tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams, and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

With book by Wesleyan’s Distinguished Shapiro Professor of Writing and Theater Quiara Alegría Hudes, “In the Heights” is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for “Best Musical,” “Best Original Score” (Lin-Manuel Miranda, Theater ’02), “Best Choreography” and “Best Orchestrations” (Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman, Music ’02). The Wesleyan production is a collaboration between the Music Department and Theater Department, directed by Associate Professor of Theater Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento, with music direction by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.

Dates: Wednesday, November 12 through Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 8pm, and Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2pm and 8pm
Place: CFA Theatre
Cost: $15 general public; $12 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, Middletown residents, $7 all students

Amigos de las Américas table

From Danielle Krieger ’18:

If you are interested in cultural immersion, youth leadership, and personal growth (and like to have a good time), stop by at our table in Usdan to learn about Amigos de las Américas, a 6 to 8-week summer program in Latin America! Also, you can get some free candy!

Date: Today, November 11
Time: 4-7 PM
Place: Usdan