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Spring 2018

Thursday, February 22, 6:30 p.m.

Great Writers, Great Readings presents This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home
with Sonya Chung, Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, and Kelly McMasters

Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

For more information, call the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669.

What makes a home? A new essay collection, This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home, edited by Margot Kahn and Hofstra professor Kelly McMasters, explores the theme of home through essays about neighbors, marriage, kids, objects, homelessness, domestic violence, solitude, immigration, gentrification, and more. This installment of Great Writers, Great Readings features a conversation with book contributors Sonya Chung, Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, and Kelly McMasters. www.hofstra.edu/gwgr

This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home

Friday and Saturday, February 23-25

The Vagina Monologues, sponsored by the Women Studies Department

The Helene Fortunoff Theater

This production of the play by Eve Ensler features original monologues written and performed by students on topics such as disability and transgender issues. Each performance will be followed by a talkback with the cast.

Warning: This play contains graphic sexual content, including descriptions of sexual violence.

Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Tickets: $5 presale (in the Student Center) or $7 at the door. All proceeds benefit The Audre Lorde Project (alp.org).

The Vagina Monologues

“Bread, Roses and Fire: Italian American Women at Home and Abroad” is the theme of the spring 2018 Italian American Experience Lecture Series presented by the Hofstra Cultural Center. This semester’s events, consisting of a film screening and two lectures, take place Tuesdays

  • Tuesday, February 27, 7 p.m. Film Screening: Brooklyn Roses
    211 Breslin Hall, South Campus

    Speaker: Christine Noschese, associate professor in The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
  • Tuesday, March 13, 7 p.m. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and Monument
    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, 1st Floor, Axinn Library, South Campus

    Speaker:  Dr. Mary Anne Trasciatti, associate professor and chair, Department of Writing Studies and Rhetoric
    President, The Triangle Factory Fire Coalition Inc.
  • Tuesday, April 3, 7 p.m. When the War Came to Pulcherini: Italian Americans and the Italian Campaign, 1943-1945
    Guthart Cultural Center Theater, 1st Floor, Axinn Library, South Campus

    Speaker:  Dr. Angela Danzi, professor emerita of sociology, Farmingdale State College, SUNY, and author, From Home to Hospital: Jewish and Italian American Women and Childbirth, 1920-1940 

Wednesday, March 14, 11:15 a.m.

Great Writers, Great Readings presents The Art of Translation
with Giovanna Calvino, Ann Goldstein and Jenny McPhee

Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

For more information, call the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669. www.hofstra.edu/gwgr

Giovanna Calvino oversees the literary estate of her father, Italo Calvino, whose renowned works include the Our Ancestors trilogy, the Cosmicomics short stories, and the novels Invisible Cities and If on a winter's night a traveler.

Ann Goldstein (pictured) is a former editor at The New Yorker. She has translated works by, among others, Primo Levi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Elena Ferrante (The Neopolitan Novels), Italo Calvino, and Alessandro Baricco, and is the editor of the Complete Works of Primo Levi in English.  

Jenny McPhee’s translations from the Italian include books by the authors Natalia Ginzburg, Primo Levi, Giacomo Leopardi, Curzio Malaparte, Anna Maria Ortese, Paolo Maurensig, and Pope John Paul II.

Great Writers, Great Readings presents The Art of Translation with Giovanna Calvino, Ann Goldstein and Jenny McPhee

Tuesday, April 10
Double Edge Theatre

Presentation and workshop exploring activist and devised theatre.
2:20-4 p.m.

Contact Women’s Studies Co-Director Dr. Cindy Rosenthal for more information.


Wednesday, April 11, 6:30 p.m.

Great Writers, Great Readings presents poet and spoken word/performance artist Tara Betts

Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

For more information, call the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669. www.hofstra.edu/gwgr

Tara Betts is the author of Break the Habit and Arc & Hue and co-editor of The Beiging of America: Personal Narratives About Being Mixed Race in the 21st Century. She represented Chicago twice at the National Poetry Slam as part of the first two Mental Graffiti slam teams and has appeared on radio and television, including HBO's "Def Poetry Jam." Additionally, she has served as coach for students performing at Louder Than a Bomb and Brave New Voices. Betts teaches at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Tara Betts