Carroll College Annual Literary Festival “Chains and Change,” Nov. 9-10, Carroll College
Sponsored by the Carroll Department of Languages and Literature, the literary festival theme, “Chains and Change” is inspired by the award-winning writing of Carroll alum Virginia Reeves ‘00, and her first novel Work Like Any Other.
Schedule of Events
Wed., Nov. 9:
6:00-8:00 p.m.: A Reading of Her Own: Women Bearing Witness, Red Atlas, 400 Euclid Avenue, Helena
A community and Carroll collaboration where a diverse collection of local female writers share short, creative essays on their lives and experiences.
Thurs., Nov. 10:
12:00-4:00 p.m.: Student panels/presentations (concurrent sessions), Lower level of the Campus Center, Carroll College
Students read fiction, poetry non-fiction, literary criticism
4:00-5:15 p.m.: Alumni presentations, Lower level of the Campus Center, Carroll College
Three Carroll English alums, fresh from grad school, present their work.
5:30-7:00 p.m.: Poetry SLAM, Trinity Lounge, Carroll College
Competition with prizes for 1st and 2nd place poetry performers.
7:30-9:00 p.m.: Keynote Address with Virginia Reeves, Trinity Lounge, Carroll College
Carroll alum Virginia Reeves will be reading from and discussing Work Like Any Other, her prize-winning debut novel.
"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" presented by the Carroll College Theatre Department, Nov. 11-12 and 17-20, Carroll College Theatre, Campus Center, Carroll College
Join us for a play that has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book and a truly fresh and vibrant score, this bee is one unforgettable experience. An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.
Shows will be 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19 with a rated R version at 10 p.m. on Nov. 11 & 18. Nov. 20 offers a 2:30 p.m. matinee. The play contains mild language and adult situations.
Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, $2 for Carroll students and employees (id required). For more information, visit the Carroll Theatre Season webpage.
Astronomy from the Southern Hemisphere with Ryan Hannahoe, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., 101/202 Simperman/Wiegand Amphitheatre, Carroll College.
Ryan Hannahoe is chairman of the board of the Montana Learning Center. Ryan and eight other educators from around the U.S. recently went to the Andes Mountains in Chile on an National Science Foundation supported expedition. Ryan will speak on the U.S. role of astronomy in Chile, the groundbreaking research conducted there and about cosmic sights not visible from Montana. He will speak on the Gemini-South telescope, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array and the basic research going on at each. We will also spend some time visiting a few of the night-sky objects that he has imaged from the southern hemisphere. This event is free and open to the public.