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    War Dances Events: Oct. 2 - 30 2011

    Copies of the One Book One New Paltz  2011 Calendar of events are available at the Elting Library.


    Kick-Off Event

    Sunday, October 2, 2011

    Time: 4:00 p.m.
    Location: SUNY New Paltz Atrium 2nd Floor
    Readings from War Dances by Mohonk Mountain
    Stage Company, followed by discussion
    Refreshments will be served.

    Open SUNY New Paltz Classes
    Tuesday—Friday, October 4 through 7, 2011
    Times:
    10/04:    8:00-9:15 a.m.; 9:25-10:40 a.m.
    10/06:    8:00-9:15 a.m.; 10:50-12:05 a.m.; 1:40-2:55 p.m.
    10/07:    9:25-1040 a.m.; 12:15-1:30 p.m.

    Throughout the week, several classes will be open to community participants. The number is limited and advanced registration is required. 

    COTA—Celebration of the Arts
    Saturday, October 8, 2011
    Time:  10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
    Location:  Huguenot Street (Historic District)
    Readings from Alexie's books.

    Poetry Readings
    Monday, October 17, 2011
    Time:  6:00 p.m.
    Location:  SUNY NP Lecture Center 108
    Readings of Native American poets by SUNY New Paltz faculty and students.

    Community Book Discussion & Bagel Brunch
    Sunday, October 23, 2011
    Time: Noon
    Location: Jewish Community Center, 30 North Chestnut Street
    Rabbi Bill Strongin will lead the discussion on both Alexie books, War Dances and
    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.  Please feel free to bring a dairy or vegetarian dish to share.

    Community Book Discussion
    Monday, October 24, 2011
    Time: 4:00 p.m.
    Location:  Woodland Pond, Main Entrance, Community Building
    SUNY New Paltz Sociology Professor Emerita  Dorothy Jessup and Janet Winn, SUNY NP and DCCC Philosophy and Sociology Lecturer will lead the discussion.  Both books will be discussed.

    Community Book Discussion
    Monday, October 24, 2011
    Time:  7:00 p.m.
    Location: Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 6 Church St
    Rennie Scott-Childress, Teacher of the Year, History Dept - SUNY NP, will lead the discussion. Both books will be discussed.

    Community Book Discussion
    Tuesday, October 25, 2011
    Time:  10:30 a.m.
    Location: Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main Street,
    Jan Schmidt, SUNY NP Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of English will lead the discussion. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian will be the primary focus.

    Academic Panel Discussion
    Tuesday, October 25, 2011
    Time:  5:30 p.m.
    Location: Honors Center, College Hall SUNY NP
    Moderator:  Gerald Benjamin, Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach. Panelists include Larry McGlinn, Geography; Robin Jacobowitz, Education; Gerald Sorin, History; Anne Goding, Communication. The focus will be on War Dances. Refreshments will be served.

    Community Book Discussion
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011
    Time:  9:30 a.m.
    Location:  Anatolia Restaurant, Main Street
    Discussion led by Larry Winters, a Viet Nam War veteran, licensed mental health counselor, widely published poet, men's group leader and group  psychotherapist. He has published the book: The Making and Un-making of a Marine.

    Interactive Book Discussion
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011
    Time:  7:00 p.m.
    Location: Town of New Paltz Community Center, 1 Veterans Drive, behind Town Hall
    Linda Welles, OB representative will introduce and guide this event.  Sigma Tau Delta (the International English Honor Society) representative Krista Feichtinger and students will lead break-out discussion groups and report out summaries of their respective discussions.

    Community Book Discussion
    Thursday, October 27, 2011
    Time:  10:30 a.m.
    Location:  Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main St
    Rhonda Shary, English Dept, SUNY NP will lead the discussion. War Dances will be the primary focus.

    Film and Discussion

    Thursday, October 27, 2011
    Time:  5:00 p.m.
    Location: SUNY NP Lecture Center 100
    SUNY NP will introduce the film Smoke Signals and participate in a discussion with the audience.  Panelists will include: Professors Anne Roschelle, Sociology; Eve Tuck, Education Studies.

    Community Book Discussion
    Friday, October 28, 2011
    Time: 3:00 p.m.
    Location:  New Paltz Village Hall Community Room
    Award-winning author of young adult fiction, K.L.Going, will lead the discussion. Going is the author of Fat Kid Rules the World, a widely acclaimed novel for young adults and soon to be released independent film. This discussion will focus on The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. 

    Unison Event
    Friday, October 28, 2011
    Time:  8:00 p.m.
    Location:  Unison Arts Center, 68 Mountain Rest Rd
    An Evening of Native American Music & Story-Telling.  Performances by Kay Olan (Seneca), Matoaka Little Eagle and Powhatan Swift Eagle (Tewa, Apache and, Chicahominy) and Dennis Yerry (Mohawk).

    Click HERE for Unison Arts Center

    There is an admission charge for this event.


    Due to severe weather conditions, today's events are cancelled.
    Literary Symposium

    Saturday, October 29, 2011
    Time:  4:30 p.m.
    Location:  SUNY NP Coykendall (CSB) Auditorium
    Panelists include:  Rhonda Shary, English, SUNY New Paltz; Molly McGlennen, English Dept, Vassar College; and both a graduate and undergraduate student from SUNY NP.  Refreshments will be served.

    Interactive Book and Program Discussion
    Sunday, October 30, 2011
    Time:  4: 00 p.m.
    Location:  Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main Street, Members of the community are invited to a discussion about the Sherman Alexie books and the 2011 program  with One Book One New Paltz Committee Members and SUNY Faculty involved with the Common Summer Read program.  Refreshments will be served.



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