A Reading with Natalie Scenters-Zapico and Phillip B. Williams
The English Department welcomes poets Natalie Scenters-Zapico and Phillip B. Williams for a reading of their work. April is National Poetry Month, and in collaboration with Mass Poetry, Wellesley is encouraging all members of the community to celebrate the power of poetry to bring people together. This reading is one of several events taking place on campus.
Natalie Scenters-Zapico is a fronteriza from the sister cities of El Paso, Texas, U.S.A., and Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua, México. Her first collection The Verging Cities won the PENAmerican/Joyce Osterweil Award, GLCA's New Writers Award, NACCS Foco Book Prize, and Utah Book Award. Lima :: Limón, her second collection, is forthcoming in spring 2019. Her poems have appeared in a wide range of anthologies and literary magazines including Best American Poetry 2015, POETRY, Tin House, Kenyon Review, and more. She is currently a professor of literature at Bennington College and in Fall 2019 will be joining the faculty at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.
Phillip B. Williams is the author of Thief in the Interior, winner of the 2017 Kate Tufts Discovery Award and a 2017 Lambda Literary award, and finalist for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature (Poetry) and a Thom Gunn Award from the Publishing Triangle. He received a 2017 Whiting Award, 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and a Kenyon Review Writers Workshop fellowship. Phillip is the co-editor in chief of the online journal Vinyl. He currently teaches literature and creative writing at Bennington College.
Apr 14, 4 PMThe Betsy Wood Knapp ’64 Lecture
Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, and Megan Núñez discuss racial relations in the U.S. and how to facilitate conversations about race and inclusion among young people.Event Date:Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 4:00pm
Feb 4–Feb 6, Feb 9, Feb 11, Feb 13The Spanish and Portuguese Film Festival
This film festival focuses on themes of memory, political violence, race, gender, sexuality, immigration, and democracy. All films are in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or indigenous languages, with English subtitles.Event Date:Tuesday, February 4, 2020 (All day) to Thursday, February 6, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Sunday, February 9, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Tuesday, February 11, 2020 (All day)Event Date:Thursday, February 13, 2020 (All day)
Mar 12, 4:30 PM
Feb 25, 7:30–10 PMShoshana Zuboff: The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
Shoshana Zuboff, professor emerita at Harvard Business School, discusses her recent book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, and how our economy, politics, and society are increasingly being shaped by digital technologies.Event Date:Tuesday, February 25, 2020 -7:30pm to 10:00pm