Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Meet Paul Harding

Reading and McKinney Writing Contest Awards — 8:00 p.m., CBIS (Biotech) Auditorium, Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Building, RPI, Troy

Paul Harding received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Tinkers (2009), a father-and-son story about itinerant peddlers in the backwoods of Maine. The Pulitzer jury described it as "a powerful celebration of life [that] offers new ways of perceiving the world and mortality."

Friday, March 23, 2018

LOUDER THAN A BOMB



LOUDER THAN A BOMB
March 23 (Friday)
Film Screening 8:00 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus
[Note later than normal screen time]


Directed by Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel (United States, 2010, 99 minutes, color)
This award-winning documentary tells the story of four Chicago high school poetry teams as they prepare for and compete in the world’s largest youth slam. "Packs a greater emotional punch than any film in current release" (Boston Herald).


Friday, March 23, beginning at 6PM in Page Hall - an inter-generational poetry event with two local poets...

Thursday, March 15, 2018

EXPLAINER: Bitcoin, Blockchain & ICO's

By
A Bitcoin ATM
Bitcoin is no longer just for geeks in obscure corners of the internet. Today you can use the digital currency to fly to Britain, buy an apartment and enroll in the London Sushi Workshop. Fans like its libertarian footing, how it dodges government control and how – especially in this privacy-challenged era – it boosts anonymity. But some detractors blast bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a “fraud,” while others argue that they fuel cybercrime.
Unlike the American dollar or British pound – which are guaranteed by central banks that set interest rates and print currency, stabilizing their value – bitcoin is decentralized. No one controls it. In part for that reason, its value has yo-yoed wildly. After more than quadrupling against the dollar between January and August 2017, bitcoin fell by a third in the first two weeks of September. Some blamed...

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

I Am Not Your Negro, Fri. 2/9 @Ualbany



A special screening and discussion of the Oscar-nominated film, I Am Not Your Negro, and a Celebration of the Life and Legacy of James Baldwin.
Begins Friday afternoon with "Bits of Baldwin," featuring major author and Baldwin enthusiast Darryl Pinckney, pioneering Albany TV journalist Ken Screven, and UAlbany students!

A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of James Baldwin, featuring Darryl Pinckney and Ken Screven
February 9 (Friday) Student readings of Baldwin’s work with commentary by Darryl Pinckney — 4:15 p.m., Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, Uptown Campus, 1400 Washington Ave.
Free and open to the public. Free parking in the State Quad Student Lot.

Darryl Pinckney, novelist, playwright, essayist, and author of the acclaimed new novel Black Deutschland (2016), will provide commentary on selections from the works of James Baldwin, one of the iconic authors of the 20th century. Selections will be presented on stage by UAlbany students, and by Albany newsman Ken Screven.

John Freeman wrote in The Boston Globe, "Darryl Pinckney probably knows Baldwin’s life and work better than any living American, and in his long-awaited second novel, Black Deutschland, he pays Baldwin the highest tribute: telling a story in which a man much like Baldwin — a gay, black, alcoholic ex-pat — learns that who he is, who he loves, where he’s from can’t be disentangled."

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO Film screening with commentary by Darryl Pinckney
Screening with commentary by Darryl Pinckney 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 9, Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus. Free parking in Thurlow Terrace lot off Western Ave.
Screening only 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28; and 12:15 p.m. Thursday, March 1, Performing Arts Center, Uptown Campus.
Directed by Raoul Peck (United States, 2017, 93 minutes, PG-13, color and b/w)
Based on James Baldwin’s unfinished memoir, Remember This House, this Oscar-nominated documentary presents his meditations on the history of racism in the United States and his perspectives on slain civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. The Guardian called it, “one of the best movies about the Civil Rights Era ever made.” Read more and watch the "I Am Not Your Negro" movie trailer.  The conversation with Darryl Pinckney will be moderated by UAlbany English professor Derik Smith.
Presented by the Writers Institute in conjunction with the Performing Arts Center with support provided by The University at Albany Foundation, Office of Intercultural Student Engagement, University Auxiliary Services, English Department, Sexuality Month, and the Diversity Transformation Fund administered through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion


For more information, contact the Writers Institute at 518-442-5620 or online at nyswritersinstitute.org.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Web Analytics