Sunday, November 1, 2009

Jeffers Day - Festival, Nov. 7 10am-2pm - Free!

Don't miss our final event of The Big Read. We are wrapping up our month-long community celebration of poet Robinson Jeffers, class of 1905, on Saturday, Nov. 7, with a festival of poetry, exhibits, music, dance and performance at the Occidental College campus in Eagle Rock

Schedule at a Glance:

Library Steps: 10:00-11:00am
California poets, Oxy students and community members perform Jeffers poetry as well as their own works, music.

Upper Herrick: 11:10am – 11:30pm
Scenes from Jeffers’ acclaimed version of Medea performed by Marshall HS.

Coons Steps: 11:30AM-12:30pm and 12:30-2:00pm
Performances by Occidental Glee Club, Pulse Hip Hop Club, Feast Literary Club, Oxy folk dance troop, plus more voices of poets, ASL translation of Jeffers poetry.

Ecologies of Poetry Site Specific Student Art Works
Occidental students, working with Jeffers Big Read artistic director, Corey Madden, have created four sites on campus where poetry, performance and ecology intersect in site-specific art works. Guided walks through the sites are led by student artists.

Walk #1 (25 mins) - Quad and Gilman Fountain South Lawn- 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pmWalk # 2 (20 mins)- Olive Grove to Sustainable Garden- 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm

Bird Watching Walk
Campus walk led by Associate Professor of Biology, Beth Braker and Jeff Chapman of the Audubon Center.

Wildlife Waystation PresentationWildlife Waystation presents a live California raptor and more on endangered wildlife of Southern California.

Demonstration Bee Hive
Occidental College’s Bruce Steele, a bee-keeper with more than100 hives in the area, offers a safe peek into the lives of bees.

LIBRARY: Gallery 10:00am-2:00pm
Exhibitions and performances…Robinson Jeffers and the Ecologies of Poetry main exhibit with curator; Gear Up student art exhibition offers a variety of media, including photography, collage, clay-mation, shadow puppets and video; plus poetry performances.

COONS Administration Building 1st Floor Rotunda -10:00am-2:00pm
Occidental Student Artists Response to Jeffers Poetry Selected prints from works created by Occidental College students in three Fall printmaking classes in AHVA.

Events are free, This Is a *CSP 99 Event. Program is subject to change.

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