Centre to host personal reflections of war convocations and events

Posted by Centre News in Convocation, Events, News, Norton Center 08 Feb 2018

convoCentre College’s Doherty Library and Norton Center for the Arts will host a series of programs titled Personal Reflections of War, Feb. 8-9.

The events are part of the Norton Center’s Exploring Conflict: An Artististic Perspective series.  The program combines classical music, fiction and poetry that each reflect on stories of the human condition and the very personal effects of war on people and on their hearts and minds.

Facilitated by staff of the Doherty Library and the Norton Center for the Arts, through the Humana Visiting Professors Program, the series will serve multiple academic and non-academic campus departments and various groups within the community. The public-private nature of the program allows for conversation about a very relevant, difficult and dividing part of our culture in a way that respects differences and honors those who publicly share their views.

The internationally known artists-in-residence are the acclaimed American String Quartet; National Book Award-winning author and Marine veteran, Phil Klay; and war correspondent and poet, Tom Sleigh.

Klay and Sleigh will spend several days performing, reciting and speaking with our campus and at-large communities.

The kick-off event is a panel discussion during common hour on Feb. 8 entitled Personal Reflections of War: An Artistic Perspective. In addition, there will be breakout activities with each author and the quartet on a variety of topics, book signings and a gathering event for local veterans, students and others.

The final culminating event, on Feb. 9, is the public performance featuring selected excerpts from classical compositions written in response to war and conflict in rotation with captivating literary excerpts recited by the authors.

IF YOU GO

Personal Reflections of War | American String Quartet, Tom Sleigh and Phil Klay

Panel Discussion: (Convocation) Exploring War and the Human Condition Through an Artistic Perspective
Thursday, Feb. 8 • 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. at Weisiger Theatre
The event is free & open to the public

Workshop: Conversation with War Correspondent & Poet Tom Sleigh and U.S. Marine Veteran and National Book Award winner Phil Klay
Thursday, Feb. 8 • 12:40 to 2:10 p.m. at Weisiger Theatre
The event is free and open to the public

Workshop: Classical Music and War: the American String Quartet
Friday, Feb. 9 • 3-4 p.m. at Weisiger Theatre
The event is free and open to the public

Open Rehearsal: Stop by to see the authors and musicians rehearse their unique program of music and spoken word
Friday. Feb. 9 • 4-5 p.m. at Weisiger Theatre
The event is free and open to the public

Gathering: Telling Your Story | Bring your instruments or personal writings and “jam” with the musicians and authors; recite your writings, learn tips on telling your own story or just come and observe
Friday Feb. 9 • 5-6 p.m. at Weisiger Theatre
The event is free and open to the public

Public Performance: (Convocation) Personal Reflections of War performance and book and CD signing
Friday, Feb. 9 • 8 p.m. at Weisiger Theatre
This is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the box office (877-HIT-SHOW) or by purchasing them online here.

by Centre College News
February 8, 2018