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Check here to see all the exciting events we have planned this year in the humanities at Longwood University!

September 18th: “45365” — General Education Film Series

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September 18th:  “45365” — General Education Film Series

The General Education Film Series kicks off this Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 in the LCVA (and as always is free).  The first of three documentaries this fall is 45365, an extended look at Sidney, Ohio–a quintessential small town in the Midwest.  The film will be introduced by Dr. Lee Bidwell, professor of sociology.  The film series is co-sponsored by General Education and the LCVA. You can find the trailer for this and all our films at the GEFS blog:http://blogs.longwood.edu/gefs/. After this film is shown, it will be made available in Greenwood Library for use in interested classrooms.  In addition, all previous GEFS films are available in the...

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October 17th: Kimberly P. Johnson

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October 17th:  Kimberly P. Johnson

On Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 4 p.m., The Friends of the Janet D. Greenwood Library hosts a reading and book signing with Kimberly P. Johnson, a children’s author.  She has written fourteen children’s books, including The Adventures of the Itty Bitty Frog, The Adventures of the Itty Bitty Bunny,Paperback Poetry, Tag-Along Fred andPriceless Times with Grandma.  Reception starts at 3:30 p.m., and a book signing follows the reading.  For more information or to RSVP, contact Cindy Elliott atelliottcb@longwood.edu or...

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October 3rd: Sofia Starnes, Poet Laureate of Virginia

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October 3rd:  Sofia Starnes, Poet Laureate of Virginia

On Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 6 p.m., The Friends of the Janet D. Greenwood Library hosts a reading and book signing with Sofia Starnes, Poet Laureate of Virginia.  She is the author of five poetry collections.  Her chapbook, The Soul’s Landscape, was a co-winner of the Aldrich Poetry Prize.  Her book,A Commerce of Moments, won the Editor’s Prize in the 2001 Transcontinental Poetry Award competition.  Reception starts at 5:00 p.m., and a book signing follows the reading. For more information or to RSVP, contact Cindy Elliott atelliottcb@longwood.edu or...

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September 23, 2011: Poet and Memoirist Kelle Groom

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September 23, 2011:  Poet and Memoirist Kelle Groom

Poet and memoirist Kelle Groom will read from and discuss her works Monday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m. in Longwood University’s Wygal Auditorium. The event is open to the public. Groom’s memoir I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice selection and a Library Journal Best Memoir of 2011, among numerous honors. It has been called “an unflinching yet deeply poetic memoir that captures the rawness and urgency of addiction as well as the tenderness and heartbreak surrounding the loss of a son.” Groom also is the author of three poetry collections, Five Kingdoms, Luckily and Underwater City. She is currently Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Sierra Nevada College. Her appearance is the second in this year’s Longwood Authors Series. – See more at:...

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September 9, 2011: Poet Nathaniel Perry

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September 9, 2011:  Poet Nathaniel Perry

Poet Nathaniel Perry will read from and discuss his works Monday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. in Longwood University’s Wygal Auditorium. Perry’s first book of poems, Nine Acres, won the 2011 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize. The 52-poem collection, published in fall 2011 by the American Poetry Review with Copper Canyon Press, was chosen for the award from among more than 1,000 entries. Perry is Elliott Assistant Professor of English at Hampden-Sydney College and editor of The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review. Critics have called Nine Acres, written in the style of a 1930s farming manual, a “beautiful, subtle and important book” and praised Perry for his “attentive sense of place, his deft and unobtrusive formal craft and a subtle exploration of that intimacy with the land that comes of thoughtful cultivation.” The poems are written in meter and rhyme, an uncommon approach in contemporary poetry. Perry’s appearance is the first in the 2013-14 Longwood Authors Series. – See more at:...

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Monday, August 26th: First Night Faculty Gala

Posted by on August 23, 2013 in Calendar, Music | 0 comments

Start your semester off with the First Night Faculty Gala Recital on Monday, August 26 in Molnar Auditorium. Performers will be the faculty of the Department of Music on a wide variety of musical selections. The concert begins at 7:30 pm and admission is free.

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September 11, 2013: Dr. Mark Edmundson on “The Soul of the Humanities”

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September 11, 2013:  Dr. Mark Edmundson on “The Soul of the Humanities”

Dr. Mark Edmundson, University Professor of English at the University of Virginia, will visit Longwood University to speak on “The Soul of the Humanities.”  This event, which will kick off Humans Being:  The Humanities at Longwood, will occur at 7:30 p.m. in Jarman Auditorium. Mark Edmundson is a noted public intellectual and professor at the University of Virginia. He has published widely on subjects as diverse as nineteenth-century poetry, psychoanalysis, literary theory, popular music, and football, taking an especially active role in current discussions of university culture and the humanities. His work has appeared in such venues as Harper’s, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the American Scholar, and his many books include Teacher: the One Who Made the Difference (Random House 2002), Why Read? (Bloomsbury, 2004), The Fine Wisdom and Perfect Teachings of the Kings of Rock and Roll (HarperCollins 2010), and most recently Why Teach? (Bloomsbury,...

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