Week 15: April 16 – 22

NCSU Libraries presents: A Late Style of Fire: Larry Levis, American Poet

Hunt Library Auditorium
Tuesday, April 17
7:00 PM
Larry Levis has ultimately become one of America’s essential poets, as his work has continued to grow in popularity and influence among a broad range of readers and writers.. Featuring an original score by the well-known singer/songwriter Sam Beam of Iron and Wine, A Late Style of Fire, celebrates the story of a flawed yet immensely talented writer, capturing the risks and triumphs of a life devoted to making powerfully memorable art. Co-presented by the MFA in Creative Writing and the NCSU Libraries. This event does not require advance registration. Seating may be limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Attendance will be taken by Marian Fragola.

NC State LIVE presents: LA Theatre Works – The Mountaintop

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Tuesday, April 17
7:15 PM
The Philadelphia Inquirer calls radio-theatre artists L.A. Theatre Works, “a national theatrical treasure.” With Katori Hall’s Olivier Award-winning play, they give us a glimpse at the human side of Martin Luther King Jr. in the hours after his famed final speech. There are 21 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Justin Kuhn. Please note: The performance will begin at 8:00 PM in Stewart Theatre.

University Scholars Program Book Club: Salvage the Bones

Sullivan Hall Classroom (Behind the mailboxes)
Wednesday, April 18
6:00 PM
A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch’s father is growing concerned. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn’t show concern for much else. Esch and her three brothers are stocking food, but there isn’t much to save. Lately, Esch can’t keep down what food she gets; she’s fourteen and pregnant. Her brother Skeetah is sneaking scraps for his prized pitbull’s new litter, dying one by one in the dirt. While brothers Randall and Junior try to stake their claim in a family long on child’s play and short on parenting. As the twelve days that comprise the novel’s framework yield to the final day and Hurricane Katrina, the unforgettable family at the novel’s heart–motherless children sacrificing for each other as they can, protecting and nurturing where love is scarce–pulls itself up to struggle for another day. A wrenching look at the lonesome, brutal, and restrictive realities of rural poverty, Salvage the Bone is muscled with poetry, revelatory, and real.
Interested in reading this book and signing up for this event? If so, please stop by the USP Office [102 Sullivan Hall] to pick up a copy of this book and sign-up with Ken Johnson (kejohns2@ncsu.edu; 513-2449) as soon as you can. Attendance will be taken by filling out a USP Attendance Card which will be distributed at the beginning and collected at the end of the event

*Prairie Ridge Ecostation: Guided Prairie Walk

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, April 19
2:15 PM
Prairie Ridge is a 45-acre reserve that includes Piedmont prairie, forest, ponds, a stream and sustainable building features integrated with a wildlife-friendly landscape. We’ll tour the reserve and learn about the natural history of the Piedmont and the plants and animals that make this landscape unique. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Kiera Jonson. Please note: The event will begin at 3:00 PM at Prairie Ridge.

NCSU Music presents: Jazz Ensemble II

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, April 19
6:15 PM
Enjoy a performance by NC State’s Jazz Ensemble II. There are 9 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Anna Wojciechowski. Please note: The event will begin at 7:00 PM in Stewart Theatre.

University Theatre presents: Harvey

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Thursday, April 19
6:45 PM
In this Pulitzer Prize winning comedy, Elwood Dowd introduces Harvey, a six-foot three-and-a-half-inch tall invisible rabbit, to everyone he meets. Finding Elwood’s erratic behavior increasingly embarrassing, his social-climbing sister Veta decides to have him committed to a sanitarium. A comedy of errors ensues when a very flirtatious Dr. Sanderson commits Veta instead. When the truth comes out, the search begins for Elwood and his best “pooka” friend, Harvey! There are 11 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Katie Lucas. Please note: The performance will begin at 7:30 PM.

NCSU Music presents: Grains of Time

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Friday, April 20
6:15 PM
Enjoy a performance by NC State’s acapella group, Grains of Time. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Caleb Drum. Please note: The event will begin at 7:00 PM in Stewart Theatre.

NCSU Music presents: Wolfgang A Cappella

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, April 21
6:15 PM
Enjoy a performance by NC State’s co-ed acapella group, Wolfgang A Cappella. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Jamal Alexander. Please note: The event will begin at 7:00 PM in Stewart Theatre.

University Theatre presents: Harvey

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Saturday, April 21
6:45 PM
In this Pulitzer Prize winning comedy, Elwood Dowd introduces Harvey, a six-foot three-and-a-half-inch tall invisible rabbit, to everyone he meets. Finding Elwood’s erratic behavior increasingly embarrassing, his social-climbing sister Veta decides to have him committed to a sanitarium. A comedy of errors ensues when a very flirtatious Dr. Sanderson commits Veta instead. When the truth comes out, the search begins for Elwood and his best “pooka” friend, Harvey! There are 11 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Bryana Polk. Please note: The performance will begin at 7:30 PM.

NCSU Music presents: Raleigh Civic Symphony

Meet in 102 Sullivan Hall
Sunday, April 22
3:15 PM
Enjoy a performance by the Raleigh Civic Symphony. There are 14 spaces available for this event and advance registration is required. Attendance will be taken by Justin Kuhn. Please note: The event will begin at 4:00 PM in Stewart Theatre.