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David Wright & Marci Johnson Reading

  • 2/27/2018 7:00 p.m.
David Wright's poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in Image, Rock & Sling, 32 Poems, and Ecotone, among others. His books include A Liturgy for Stones (DreamSeeker Books, 2013) and The Small Books of Bach (Wipf & Stock, 2014). He is a past recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Poetry Fellowship. He lives in Central Illinois where he teaches creative writing and American literature at Monmouth College. "As the stones themselves cry out—even in their stillness—their praise, so do these sculpted poems manifest—even in their praise—a glimpse of holy stillness. In A Liturgy for Stones, David Wright has come upon a rich and enriching vein whereby our daily narratives may be seen to partake of the greater story, our many comedies and tragedies to partake of the One." —Scott Cairns, author of Philokalia: New & Selected Marci Rae Johnson works for Salon.com. She is also the Poetry Editor for The Cresset and for WordFarm press. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Main Street Rag, The Collagist, Rhino, Quiddity, Hobart, Redivider, Redactions, The Valparaiso Poetry Review, The Louisville Review, and 32 Poems, among others. Her first collection of poetry, The Eyes the Window, won the Powder Horn Prize and was published by Sage Hill Press in 2013, and her second full length collection, Basic Disaster Supplies Kit, was released by Steel Toe Books in early 2016. Her chapbook, A Dictionary of Theories, won the Friends of Poetry chapbook contest for Michigan authors in 2014 and was published by Celery City Chapbooks. “The book thrusts us into linguistics and semiotics, but does so by means of a kind of picqaresque love story, which is in part also the story of Johnson’s own writing of the story and of our reading it, and of the inevitable split between the story and the experience.” —Christopher Howell, author of Love’s Last Number, and Wioner of the Washington State Book Award.
Lied Center for the Visual Arts 102
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Karly Bosma, (509) 777-3253 or kbosma@whitworth.edu

Leonard Oakland Film Festival

  • 3/2/2018 - 3/3/2018 7:00 p.m.
  • 3/4/2018 3:00 p.m.
10th Annual Leonard A. Oakland Film Festival Plan to join Whitworth University for the 10th annual Leonard A. Oakland Film Festival on March 2-4. This year's festival highlights the 2017 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film, an American comedy-drama listed in the National Film Registry, and a documentary created by a Whitworth graduate. Visit http://www.whitworth.edu/oaklandfestival for more details.
Weyerhaeuser Hall Robinson Teaching Theatre
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Michelle Drennen, (509) 777-4974 or mdrennen@whitworth.edu

Lisa Factora-Borchers: How to Stay in Your Lane While Still Being Intersectional: Feminism, Race, Power, & Pop Culture

  • 3/5/2018 7:00 p.m.
The U.S feminist movements has been described as waves even though the buzzword “intersectional” has to do with being at the converging point of multiple lanes. This talk takes on the ways we have learned about the “waves” of feminism and how that has brought us to the mandate of intersectionality. What have been the limitations of intersectionality? Where has it helped us? This talk looks at specific cases of feminism’s entrance into mainstream media and how the continued rise of marketplace feminism and white feminism illustrates we still have a long way to go before the waves can recede.
Weyerhaeuser Hall 107
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Karly Bosma, (509) 777-3253 or kbosma@whitworth.edu

What Christianity Tells Us About Capitalism

  • 3/19/2018 7:00 p.m.
In this lecture, Elizabeth Bruenig would like to go through the history of Christian legal and theological thinking about property, governance, contracts and workers, and point out that, while referring oneself to the middle ages or even late antique period would probably appear reactionary to most, there's a historically-inclined strain of Christian leftism that takes its inspiration not from futurism but from Christian sources that came before Marx, and indeed, before liberalism or industrial capitalism. She'll argue this is a worthwhile, intellectually satisfying and politically coherent strain of Christian thought that makes much more sense than the contemporary Christian politics on offer.
Weyerhaeuser Hall RTT/107
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Kamau Chege, (509) 777-0000 or mkamauchege@gmail.com

Take Back the Night

  • 4/27/2018 6:00 p.m.
Join us in support of the Take Back the Night movement. Take Back the Night is a foundation which aims to end sexual, relationship, and domestic abuse.
Hixson Union Building (HUB) MPR
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Karly Bosma, (509) 777-3253 or kbosma@whitworth.edu

Writing 1 Showcases

  • 5/3/2018 9:00 a.m.
Hixson Union Building (HUB) ABC
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Karly Bosma, (509) 777-3253 or lparker20@my.whitworth.edu

Writing Awards

  • 5/3/2018 4:00 p.m.
Join the English Department and the University Writing Program as we honor quality student writing through the Annual Writing Awards.
Hixson Union Building (HUB) ABC
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Karly Bosm, (509) 777-3253 or kbosma@whitworth.edu

BBQ and Book Sale

  • 5/11/2018 11:30 a.m.
The annual English Department BBQ and Book Sale to benefit the courtyard shared by Westminster and Lied Center for the Visual Arts.
Westminster Hall The Courtyard between Westminster and Leid
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Karly Bosma, (509) 777-3253 or kbosma@whitworth.edu

Script Reading

  • 5/11/2018 4:30 p.m.
Students will read their entries in Script, a Whitworth University literary publication.
Westminster Hall Courtyard
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Karly Bosma, (509) 777-3253 or kbosma@whitworth.edu

English Department Senior Reading

  • 5/18/2018 6:00 p.m.
English Students share their best work.
Music Building 101
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Karly Bosma, (509) 777-3253 or kbosma@whitworth.edu

English Department Senior Breakfast

  • 5/19/2018 9:30 a.m.
Annual breakfast for families of graduating seniors and faculty.
Hixson Union Building (HUB) MPR
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Karly Bosma, (509) 777-3253 or kbosma@whitworth.edu