Glassworks Takes the Stage Tonight in West Chester, PA
This month’s “Livin’ on Luck” reading series event at Barnaby’s Pub in West Chester, PA, – being held tonight, April 9 – will feature our own Glassworks magazine with presentations from the just-released Spring 2019 issue, from the personal works of the publication’s faculty and students, and from other members of the Rowan Writing Arts Department. Scheduled readers for tonight’s event – sponsored by the Delaware County, PA-based Mad Poets Society – are colleagues Tim Donaldson, Myriah Stubee, and Tim Zatzariny. An Open Mic period will follow the featured presenters. The evening kicks off at 7 p.m. at Barnaby’s (15 South High Street, West Chester, PA 19382 / 610-696-1400) and, since the event is being held on a Tuesday, it’s also Taco Night with special prices all evening on the tasty Mexican snack. Contact Glassworks managing editor Anthony Palma for more details or click here to access the event’s Facebook page.
Next Up, Tomorrow, Pack Your Academic “Brown Bag”
The final First Year Writing Professional Brown Bag session of the spring semester will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow, April 10, in the 4th Floor Conference Room (Room 422) of The Vic. The session will focus on – as explained in a recent department email message – “various strategies to best assess student work in a more meaningful, equitable, and productive way. (The session) will explore the concept of contract grading in our classes and look to maximize our current portfolio assessment practices.” Light refreshments will be served and you can contact Kristine Lafferty for more information.
“Listening, Learning & Taking Action” Sessions Set
On the heels of last week’s hate-speech-filled protest that the Rowan community turned into a celebration of support for the differences that make our campus community strong and special, the university’s Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) has scheduled a series of Listening Tour sessions. These meetings – planned for 5 p.m. Monday April 15, Noon Wednesday April 17, and 11:30 a.m. Monday April 22 (click here to RSVP) – will allow all students, faculty, and staff to share their experiences with diversity and their thoughts on how Rowan can best address these important issues. In addition, DEI – in cooperation with the Division of Student Affairs and the Student Government Association – is holding a panel discussion to discuss free speech, inclusiveness, and personal safety at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 in Room 144 of the Chamberlain Student Center. Please contact university VP Penny McPherson Myers for more information.
. . . and a Few More Upcoming Activities and Events
Coming next week in Events Update: A look at some recent community outreach efforts by the Rowan Writing Center, more details on the “Rowan Writing Arts Escape Room Challenge,” and a poll to choose this summer’s “Rowan Writing Arts Night at the Phillies.”
Do you have a new publication, a reading, or any other event of interest coming up? Please let me know so I can let all our colleagues know in the Rowan Writing Arts Events Update newsletter. Stop by my Victoria 521 office or email me at email@example.com to give me the 4-1-1.
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Stephen A. Royek, M.A.
Lecturer, Writing Arts
Chair, Faculty Senate Awards Committee
Victoria Hall, Room 521
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