Expression as Freedom: Literature in exile and incarceration, a Spring Writes 2019 panel Saturday, May 4

Ithaca City of Asylum will take part in Spring Writes, Ithaca’s literature festival, with a panel discussion on Saturday, May 4, 12:30 – 1:30pm at the Tompkins Center for History & Culture, CAP Gallery/Program Room.

The event will feature a lively discussion among members of local Amnesty International chapters and Ithaca City of Asylum. Both groups strive to achieve social justice and uphold human rights–and our various projects intersect with the act of writing in thought-provoking ways.

Expression as Freedom: The power of literature in exile and incarceration

Some journalists, poets, and novelists write their way INTO exile for speaking out against oppression or injustice, while people who are incarcerated sometimes write their way THROUGH or OUT. Ithaca City of Asylum and Amnesty International representatives present a panel discussion about the ways the exiled and the incarcerated express their experiences through the arts, and what Ithacans who believe in human rights and the power of the pen can do to promote justice through literature. Panelists include Gail Holst-Warhaft, K.E. von Wittelsbach, Andy Doyle, Cayley Crutchfield, Tony Sidle, and Pedro X. Molina, with moderator Barbara Adams.

And check out the full Spring Writes schedule for four days of 43 juried literary events.

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ICOA is part of the International Cities of Refuge Network, a worldwide network of cities of asylum, supporting writers whose works are suppressed, whose lives are threatened, whose cultures are vanishing, and whose languages are endangered.

Are you considering attending graduate school for Writing, Communications, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, English, Education, or Library Science?

Then you should be aware of these opportunities on-campus this Friday and Saturday.

These programs are part of the Pippi to Ripley: Feminist and Fantastic Popular Culture conference.

Friday, April 26 4:30-5:30 pm – Taughkannock Falls Room                                                           

How to Survive and Thrive in Graduate School                                                                          A panel of current and recent graduate students talk about choosing schools, financing their advanced education, and managing the grad school workload.  The students are working in Information Sciences and Education and have chosen a variety of ways to earn their degrees: City Year, on-line programs, and traditional graduate school.

Friday, April 26 4:30-5:30 – Ithaca Falls Room     

Publishing on Popular Culture                                                                                                    Two professors and an editor talk about publishing in the fields of Children’s Literature, Sociology and Fan culture.  Learn how to build up that resume for Grad School applications!

We encourage any student interested in pursuing an academic career to drop by one of these sessions to see professional-level academic presentations.

For a full schedule of events see:                                          https://www.ithaca.edu/academics/school-humanities-and-sciences/pippi-ripley-conference

PLEASE JOIN US AS AUDIENCE FOR “PRECIOUS CURSES, MORTAL STARS”

These presentations of creative writing by the members of the Spring 2019 honors seminar WOMEN AND FAIRY TALES taught by Dr. Katharyn Howd Machan.

All presentations listed below will take place from 1-1:50 p.m. in Smiddy 432.

Monday April 22, 2019

Abraham: from “The Girl with No Heart”–a short story

Bella Bonner: from The Weakening of Darkness–a novel

Wednesday April 24, 2019

Mari Gonzales: “Tales from the Deep Forest”–poetry and fiction

Coltrane Herrman: “Lift Him Up” and “Attitude on Self-Destruct”– short stories

Friday April 26, 2019     

Regan Iberal: “Orange Rain”–a short story

Alexander Kite: “The Carver’s Daughter” and other stories

Monday April 29, 2019

KK Langford: from Shadow and Fire–a novel

Sarah Moon: “Curses for the Future”–prose and poetry

Wednesday May 1, 2019

Mackenzie Morean: from Whitest Winter, Blackest Night–a novel

Lauren Obusek: “Precious Poison of the Past”–poetry

Friday May 3, 2019

Angelina Randazzo: “Iron Heinrich”–a short story

Adia Robinson Butler: from The Stars Are Gods, But They Are Not Immortal–fiction

Monday May 6, 2019

Mickey Snow: “Untainted: The Rising of the Sun and the Setting of the Moon,

Part two”–a short story

Ioanna Vargianiti: “The Ballad of the Feathers That Don’t Spread”

and “Looking for Writings on Fallen Stars: A Myth about the Illusion of Circumstance”–poetry and fiction

 

 

Application Deadline Extended!

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Do not miss out on one of the coolest opportunities the Honors Program has to offer!

Partners in the Park is an outdoor learning program coordinated through the National Collegiate Honors Council, which allows students to travel and explore national parks with other honors students from across the country.

You can also read more about the program here.

Please click on IC Honors Partners in the Parks to get to the application.

The deadlines to apply for this awesome outdoor experiential learning experience is Monday January 14, 2019.

Applications Are Now Being Accepted!!!!

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Apply to be a part of one of the coolest opportunities the Honors Program has to offer!

Partners in the Park is an outdoor learning program coordinated through the National Collegiate Honors Council, which allows students to travel and explore national parks with other honors students from across the country.

Please click on IC Honors Partners in the Parks to get to the application.

The deadlines to apply for this awesome outdoor experiential learning experience is Thursday January 3rd, 2019.