3/19 update -- Due to inclement weather, the visit by A.S. King has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 in Swarts 162.
Women writers will
take center stage Pitt-Bradford’s Women’s
History Month celebration in March.
In addition to visits by essayist
and poet Lori Jakiela and award-winning young adult author A.S. King, public
events include a lecture by United States Forest Service Research Leader Dr.
Susan Stout and the annual Empty Bowls and Baskets dinner.
Stout will be the first speaker of
the month from noon to 1 p.m. March 8 in the Mukaiyama University Room. She
will speak on “Women in Forestry – Research and Anecdotes. Stout’s personal
research interests include measuring crowding and diversity in forests, deer
impact on forests, silviculture systems and translating results from ecosystem
research into practical management guidelines for Pennsylvania’s forests.
On March 19, Jakiela will read at
7:30 p.m. in the Mukaiyama University Room in the Frame-Westerberg Commons. She
is the author of a memoir, “Miss New York Has Everything,” and a poetry
collection, “Spot the Terrorist!”
On the following day, March 20, A.S.
King, known for her young adult novels “Ask the Passengers,” “Everybody Sees
the Ants” and “Please Ignore Vera Dietz,” will speak at 6 p.m. in Rice
Auditorium in Fisher Hall. Her newest book, “Reality Boy,” will be published
King will discuss her books and
approach to writing and share thoughts for young writers and teachers. For more
information, visit www.as-king.com.
This is a free presentation, but seating is limited. Those planning to attend
are asked to RSVP to Dr. Wayne Brinda at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (814)362-7532 by March 18.
On March 21, the popular Empty Bowls
and Baskets dinner will raise money and awareness of hunger in the Bradford
community. The 8th annual dinner will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in
the Mukaiyama University Room. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door.
Diners are invited to take home a hand-painted ceramic or paper maché bowl,
handcrafted basket or hand-sewn cloth napkins as a reminder that someone else’s
bowl might be empty. Proceeds will benefit The Friendship Table.
needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at (814)362-7609