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11 Feb 2013

“Guilty Pleasures Documentary Feb. 17

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Every four seconds a romance novel published by Harlequin or its British counterpart, Mills & Boon, is sold somewhere in the world…

GUILTY PLEASURES

a documentary film by Julie Moggan, part of the “Now at the Library” Documentary Film Series
Sunday, February 17, 2 pm
Jackson Screening Room, lower level, Wyndham Robertson Library

“Julie Moggan’s ‘Guilty Pleasures’ takes an amusing and touching look at this global phenomenon. Ironies abound in the contrasts between the everyday lives of the books’ readers and the fantasy worlds that offer them escape. ‘Guilty Pleasures’ portrays five romance devotees who must, ultimately, find their dreams in the real world.”

The film will be introduced by S. J. Creek, assistant professor of sociology.

This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (www.pbs.org/pov). Reception to follow.

11 Feb 2013

A Literary Conversation Feb. 14

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Editor and Writer: a Literary Conversation is a three-part event taking place at Hollins on February 14. The day features guest readings, Q&As and conversations about writing, editing, publishing – specifically the multifaceted relationship between editor and author.

Lunch with an editor: Ben George  noon.
Goodwin Private Dining Room. This event is for current students only.

Reading by Edith Pearlman and John Rybicki: 4:30 pm
Green Drawing Room, Main Building. Free and open to the public.

Q&A with Ben George, Edith Pearlman, and John Rybicki: 8:15 pm
Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library. Free and open to the public.

Ben George, now an editor at Penguin Books in New York and a founding editor of the journal “Ecotone” and of Lookout Books, a new imprint out of UNC Wilmington, talks with two of the celebrated writers whose work he has published – poet John Rybicki and fiction writer Edith Pearlman – about the relationship between editor and writer and about the role of journals and small presses in today’s literary landscape.

Edith Pearlman has published more than 250 works of short fiction and short nonfiction in national magazines, literary journals, anthologies, and online publications. Her work has appeared in “Best American Short Stories,” “The O. Henry Prize Collection,” “New Stories from the South,” and “The Pushcart Prize Collection – Best of the Small Presses.” Her first collection of stories, “Vaquita,” won the Drue Heinz Prize for Literature in 1996. “Love Among The Greats” won the Spokane Annual Fiction Prize, while her third collection, “How to Fall,” won the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. “Binocular Vision: New and Selected Stories” was published in 2011. Pearlman’s short essays have appeared in “The Atlantic Monthly,” “Smithsonian Magazine,” “Preservation,” “Yankee Magazine,” and “Ascent.” Her travel writing – about the Cotswolds, Budapest, Jerusalem, Paris, and Tokyo – has been published in the “The New York Times” and elsewhere.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, John Rybicki is the author of the poetry collections “Traveling at High Speeds” and “We Bed Down Into Water: Poems.” His third collection, “When All the World Is Old,” was written in response to the long illness and death of his wife, the poet Julie Moulds. His poems have appeared in many publications, including “Poetry,” “Ploughshares,” “American Poetry Review,” “Ecotone,” and “Bomb,” and have been reprinted in “Best American Poetry” and “The Pushcart Prize.” Poet and fiction writer Stuart Dybek says, “Rybicki’s [a] poet whose individual poems seems like autobiographical fragments still hurdling apart from some personal Big Bang,” while National Book Award winner Terrance Haynes describes him as “our great true poet of ecstasy. His poems are soulful, enraptured, euphonic….” Rybicki has been a writer-in-residence at Alma College in Michigan. He teaches poetry to young writers through the InsideOut Literary Arts Project and Wings of Hope Hospice.

Ben George’s stories, essays, and journalism have appeared in “Ninth Letter,” “Tin House,” “Gulf Stream,” “Boise Weekly,” and other publications. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and for “Best New American Voices.” A founding editor of Lookout Books at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and a former editor at “Ecotone,” and at “Tin House,” he is now an editor at Penguin Books, where he acquires and edits hardcover titles for Viking and paperback originals for Penguin. He edited the magazine “Fugue” while earning his M.F.A. from the University of Idaho. Stories and essays he has edited have won the Pushcart Prize and the O. Henry Prize, and have been reprinted in “Best American Short Stories,” “Best American Mystery Stories,” “Best American Essays,” “Best American Nonrequired Reading,” and “New Stories from the South.” His interviews with writers such as Anita Desai, W. S. Merwin, Andrea Barrett, Margot Livesey, Peter Ho Davies, and Rick Bass appear or are forthcoming in “Tin House,” “Fugue,” and the “Believer.”

Funding for this event is provided by the Beanstalks Fund.

 

 

5 Feb 2013

Rock the Stacks Concert with Todd Carey Feb. 10

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Come hear singer-songwriter Todd Carey at “Rock the Stacks” in the library on February 10! This Chicago born, guitar slinging songwriter hit the top forty iTunes charts with his 2010 EP release “After the Morning After”.

“Todd Carey not only attracts your attention, he holds it…Carey’s music is filled with class, style and the occasional electric guitar that strokes the listeners’ curiosity level making it an easy decision to want to hear more.”

Listen at toddcareymusic.com or youtube.com/user/toddcarey.

Sunday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Wyndham Robertson Library

It’s free, and refreshments will be served!

Rock the Stacks is brought to you by the Library, Student Activities and the Office of Admissions.

4 Feb 2013

Articles and Databases webpage has a new design!

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The library’s “Articles & Databases” webpage has been re-designed to provide more user-friendly, subject- and type-based access to our databases. With one click, you can now find articles for biology or dance, or databases with images, videos, or book reviews.

The A-Z master list is still available: click on A-Z (all databases) if you want to scroll the list by name.

The new list also includes in-library only access for the general public to those databases funded by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia. VIVA is a consortium of nonprofit academic libraries within Virginia, funded through support from the Virginia General Assembly and augmented by the local institutional library budgets.

If you have questions about the new design or about the library’s databases, contact us at askref@hollins.edu or 540-362-7465.

31 Jan 2013

“Guilty Pleasures” Documentary Feb. 17

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Every four seconds a romance novel published by Harlequin or its British counterpart, Mills & Boon, is sold somewhere in the world…

GUILTY PLEASURES

a documentary film by Julie Moggan, part of the “Now at the Library” Documentary Film Series
Sunday, February 17, 2 pm
Jackson Screening Room, lower level, Wyndham Robertson Library

“Julie Moggan’s ‘Guilty Pleasures’ takes an amusing and touching look at this global phenomenon. Ironies abound in the contrasts between the everyday lives of the books’ readers and the fantasy worlds that offer them escape. ‘Guilty Pleasures’ portrays five romance devotees who must, ultimately, find their dreams in the real world.”

The film will be introduced by S. J. Creek, assistant professor of sociology.

This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (www.pbs.org/pov). Reception to follow.

31 Jan 2013

In the Footsteps of Cézanne Exhibition Jan. 31 – March 1

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In the Footsteps of Cézanne: An Exhibition of Paintings Made in Aix-en-Provence

Elizabeth Avila

Gabrielle Awuma

Shannon Bryant

Emily Hertig

Minette Morgan

Carolyn Pace

Rachel Rosenfeld

Exhibition Opening and Reception January 31, 2013, 6:00-8:00pm

Second Floor Gallery of the Wyndham Robertson Library

 

Cézanne “the father of us all” lived and worked in Aix-en Provence most of his life. This J-term travel experience focused on finding Cézanne’s sense of place. For two weeks, we lived and painted in Cézanne’s hometown. We made visits to his studio, the Bibémus Quarries, and to his painting sites: the Jas de Bouffan and Mont Sainte-Victoire. On windy days, we shopped at the early morning market for divine still life materials. These paintings represent our connection to Cézanne and our personal experiences of the community we lived in for two weeks. As part of this exhibition, we have presented some materials from the library that provide views of the places we painted and serve as inspiration for other contemporary artists.

 “Painting…means perceiving harmony between numerous relationships and transposing them according to a new, original logic.” -Cézanne

25 Jan 2013

Rock the Stacks Concert with Todd Carey Feb. 10

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Come hear singer-songwriter Todd Carey at “Rock the Stacks” in the library on February 10! This Chicago born, guitar slinging songwriter hit the top forty iTunes charts with his 2010 EP release “After the Morning After”.

“Todd Carey not only attracts your attention, he holds it…Carey’s music is filled with class, style and the occasional electric guitar that strokes the listeners’ curiosity level making it an easy decision to want to hear more.”

Listen at toddcareymusic.com or youtube.com/user/toddcarey.

Sunday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Wyndham Robertson Library

It’s free, and refreshments will be served!

Rock the Stacks is brought to you by the Library, Student Activities and the Office of Admissions.

9 Jan 2013

Film This Sunday: Kansas vs. Darwin

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The documentary film “Kansas versus Darwin,” showing at the library on January 13, is a chronicle of the 2005 hearings held by the Kansas State Board of Education. The hearings were held to examine the balance between creationism, evolution and intelligent design in the state’s science standards. Religion, science, and the politics of education came head to head in one of the most closely watched and contentious trials on evolution since the Scopes Trial in 1925.

Sunday, January 13 at 2:00 p.m.
In Jackson Screening Room
Introduced by Prof. Ryan Huish
Reception to follow

Director Jeff Tamblyn allows those on both sides of the debate to speak for themselves, with emotionally polarizing and occasionally very humorous results. Testimony is combined with direct interviews with school board members, educators, lawyers and spectators. As a result, the film has been both praised for its lack of bias, and criticized for presenting positions without analyzing them.

What is very clear is that challenges to the teaching of evolution will continue; several states have seen anti-evolution bills introduced since the Kansas hearings. This film is a fascinating record of one such attempt to re-define science for a generation of schoolchildren.

This program is sponsored by the Library, by Student Activities and the Film Department.

8 Jan 2013

Meet Candidate For University Librarian Luke Vilelle, Friday Jan. 11

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All are invited to meet candidate for University Librarian Luke Vilelle this Friday, Jan. 11 from 3:45- 4:30 p.m. in the library’s Hollins Room. Refreshments will be served.
Luke Vilelle is currently the Public Services and Social Science Liaison Librarian and Acting University Librarian here at Hollins. He holds an M.L.I.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Please help us welcome him in his new role as candidate!
Save the dates for additional candidate visits:
  • Tuesday, January 15, 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
  • Friday, January 18, 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

7 Jan 2013

Meet James Miller, New IT/Science Librarian, this Wednesday!

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The campus community is invited to come meet James Miller, the  new information technology and science librarian for Wyndham Robertson Library. The reception will take place in the library’s Norfolk Southern Coffee Commons between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. this Wednesday, Jan. 9. Refreshments will be provided.