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Bard College at Simon’s Rock: Affordable, Year-Round Culture in the Berkshires

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September 18, 2012

Contact: Karen Anderson
Bard College at Simon’s Rock
kanderson@simons-rock.edu
413-528-7209

Bard College at Simon’s Rock: Affordable, Year-Round Culture in the Berkshires

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA— Bard College at Simon’s Rock offers residents and visitors numerous opportunities to delve into cultural events—from visual and performing arts to lectures and readings. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Poetry & Fiction Series: Jim Shepard Reads from His Fiction
Thursday, September 20, 7:30 pm, Blodgett House
The event will be followed by a reception.

South Berkshire Concert: Baroque Masters
Saturday, September 22, 8:00 pm, McConnell Auditorium, Daniel Arts Center
Virtuoso baroque music performers Wieland Kuijken, Eva Legêne, and Arthur Haas, will make a return appearance and perform a diverse program of chamber works including trio sonatas by Jean-Marie Leclair and Antonio Vivaldi, sonatas by J. S. Bach for recorder and for viol, and works by Marin Marias, François Couperin, and Jean Philippe Rameau. This concert will have a suggested donation of $10. For further information, call 413-528-7212.

A Berkshire Festival of Women Writers Spotlight event: The Powder Keg Sessions: Four Writing Workshops for Mothers and Others
Sunday, September 23, 2:00 pm, Blodgett House
The workshop series is led by author, blogger, artist, and full-time Mom, Suzi Bank Baum. Under Baum’s leadership, mothers will spend two hours writing in the company of other woman interested in telling the story of motherhood from the inside out. The cost is $20 per session, or $75 for the whole series. For more information or to register, email suzi@laundrylinedivine.com.

Sophomore Seminar Panel Discussion: “Women, Nation, Colony”
Monday, September 24, 3:30, McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center
Panel Discussants include Joan DelPlato, Brendan Mathews, and Francisca Oyogoa.

Edible Education: The Rise and Future of the Food Movement
Wednesday, October 03, 7:00 pm, Lecture Center
A series of videotaped lectures from UC Berkeley featuring speaker Michael Pollan.

Poetry and Fiction Series: A Reading by Rosanna Warren
Thursday, October 4, 7:30 pm, Blodgett House

First-Year Seminar lectures: Eric Kramer, on Lucretius
Monday, October 15, 3:30 pm, McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center
Eric Kramer, faculty in physics, will speak on Lucretius.

Sophomore Seminar Panel Discussion: “Reconstructions: Politics, Form, and Reinvention”
Monday, October 15, 3:30 pm, Lecture Center
Discussants include Wesley Brown, Bernard Rodgers, and Larry Wallach.

Edible Education: The Farm Bill
Wednesday, October 17, 7:00 pm, Lecture Center
A series of videotaped lectures from UC Berkeley featuring Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Dan Imhoff of Watershed Media, and Ken Cook of the Environmental Working Group.

For more information, directions, or parking instructions, visit the College’s frequently updated online calendar

Bard College at Simon’s Rock (www.simons-rock.edu) has been a leader in educational innovation for more than 40 years. The first early college, Simon’s Rock is the only residential college in the country specifically designed to let bright, highly motivated students start college immediately after the 10th or 11th grade. Students who successfully complete the requirements receive the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree after two years of study and the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree after four.