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Arts & Ideas Committee

Dr. Linda Vaden-Goad
Dr. Lisa Eck
Movement and Migration Series Chair

Robert Alter
Brian Bishop
Dominique Bourdon
Dr. Sarah Cole
Mark Evans
Millie Gonzalez
Jonathan Lee
Bonnie Mitchell
Robin Robinson
Ben Trapanick

FALL 2013

Fall Authors Event Series
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at 1:30 p.m.
Heineman Ecumenical Center

Professor Meredith O'Brien-Weiss
Mortified: A Novel About Oversharing (Deadwood 2013)

Mortified: A Novel About Oversharing is a cautionary tale about the consequences of going too far in posting personal stories online as Americans, by the tens of millions, are publishing all manner of detail about themselves and their loved ones on Facebook, Twitter and in personal blogs. In Mortified, a woman pushes her marriage to the brink when her previously anonymous blogging identity is revealed and her husband is virally humiliated to learn what she wrote about him. The book's web site:

Professor Ira Silver
Giving Hope: How You Can Restore the American Dream (CreateSpace 2013)

Millions of Americans have few prospects for getting ahead in life without outside help. Giving Hope shows how your generosity can offer these people second chances.  It chronicles stories of individuals in tough circumstances who turned their lives around because of the help of charitable organizations. Please visit to learn more about the issues addressed in this book.

Children's Literature Festival
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Dinner and Speakers at 6 p.m.
McCarthy Center

The Framingham State University Children’s Literature Festival is a celebration of children’s books featuring renowned authors and illustrators in the field. The event includes book signings, lectures and workshops about the latest developments in the craft. This year’s featured guests are award-winng illustrator Beth Krommes and award-winning author Stephen Krensky.

Spring Artists Event Series
Wednesday, March 12, 1:30 p.m., Heineman Ecumenical Center

Professor Derrick TePaske will discuss his wood sculpture and work process for The Iron Maiden in his talk, Getting Physical (Why This Media Professor Loves his Chainsaw).   

Professor Leslie Starobin will discuss her recently published eBook, Inheritance:  Stories of Memory and Discovery, published in conjunction with her recent solo exhibition at the Houston Holocaust Museum.  

Boston Marathon in Framingham
April 2014

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