March 24, 2019

April brings performance art, eco-friendly lectures, a visiting editor and more to Susquehanna University’s campus.

The following events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Professor to Lecture on the Symbiocene

Professor Rod Giblett will present the annual Literature Program Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, April 8, in Stretansky Concert Hall in the Cunningham Center for Music and Art.

Giblett is an expert on the key role that literature and language play in how we think about and treat nature. His lecture, Cultivating Resilience in the Anthropobscene: Resources for a Journey of Hope Towards the Symbiocene, will present a dozen resources for a journey of hope toward what he calls the “symbiocene,” the hoped-for age superseding our age and its obscene pollution of the land, air and seas.

Giblett is an honorary associate professor of environmental humanities in the School of Communications and Creative Arts at Deakin University in Victoria, Australia.

Susquehanna Professor Debuts Her Choreopoem

In cooperation with the Department of English and Creative Writing, professor Monica Prince will present her choreopoem Roadmap at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, and 2 p.m., Sunday, April 14, in Isaacs Auditorium in Seibert Hall.

Choreopoem combines poetry, dance, music and song. Roadmap places multiple storylines in the life of a man of color whose family history dictates his future. It uses poetry, dance, music and live art to address historical trauma, toxic masculinity and resilience.

Literary Agent to Speak to Susquehanna Students

Literary agent Anjali Singh will present a reading at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in Stretansky Concert Hall in the Cunningham Center for Music and Art. Her visit is part of the Seavey Visiting Writers Series.

Singh is an agent at Ayesha Pande Literary and a member of the International Committee of the Brooklyn Book Festival. She has also worked as an editor at Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Vintage Books and helped launch careers of novelists such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Samantha Hunt and Preeta Samarasan.

The Afro-Cuban All Stars to Perform at Susquehanna

The Afro-Cuban All Stars will perform at Susquehanna University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Weber Chapel Auditorium. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $5 for non-SU students.

After gaining international fame for reviving the classic sounds of Cuban son, Juan de Marcos, the master and founder of the Buena Vista Social Club, turned the Afro-Cuban All Stars into a sensational showcase for Cuba’s most prodigious young and senior musicians.

Embracing several generations and all musical styles, this unique orchestra is devoted to performing the full range of Cuban music.

New Art Exhibit in the Lore Degenstien Gallery

The Lore Degenstein Gallery will host an opening reception from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, April 20, for an exhibition of Contemporary American Collage Art.

The exhibition features a group of artists using the collage technique in their work.

Theatre Department Presents She Stoops to Conquer

The Department of Theatre will present its production of She Stoops to Conquer at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 through Saturday, April 27, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the Degenstein Center Theater.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for non-SU students and seniors.

She Stoops to Conquer was written by Oliver Goldsmith. It is a classic 18th-century romp of mistaken identity, confusion, class conflict and unlikely romance.