Check out what is happening throughout the region and add your public event to the calendar. Please note: The NEPR is not accepting new events until March 28 as we move over to a new calendar system. Current events already listed will be moved over to the new calendar.
Slate Roof Press, a member-run, not-for-profit collaborative, is pleased to announce the 2017 Elyse Wolf Prize for our annual poetry chapbook contest. The winner receives $500, becomes an active member of the press, and will have his/her chapbook published by Slate Roof. We publish limited-edition, art-quality chapbooks with letterpress covers. Winners make a 3-year commitment to the press, including monthly meetings in Greenfield, MA, and share work responsibilities for many aspects of publishing. Submit no more than 28 pages of poetry. $10 reading fee. Deadline (upload/postmark): June 15, 2017. For full contest guidelines, visit www.slateroofpress.com or http://slateroofpresscontest.submittable.com/submit.
Cornell William Brooks is the president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s oldest, largest and most widely respected civil rights organization. In 2014, he became the 18th chief executive of the organization. With branches in every state and more than a half-million members and supporters in the US and abroad, NAACP members advocate for civil rights, fight against police brutality, conduct voter mobilization campaigns and advocate for equal opportunity in their communities.
The UMass Dept. of Music and Dance present the 35th Annual New England Saxophone Symposium.
Hosted/Coordinated by Jonathan Hulting-Cohen & Felipe Salles
With guests Arno Bornkamp (classical) & Steve Wilson (jazz)
Includes masterclasses, concerts, high school/collegiate showcases & competitions
See website for details: www.umass.edu/saxophone/symposium
In the age of social media, where everyone has a built-in audience, business value can immediately and irreparably be damaged by a public relations crisis.
On March 29, XPX New England (XPX NE) will bring together business leaders and advisors from across Southeast New England to discuss how businesses can prepare and protect themselves in Averting the Crisis That Threatens Business Value. From public image issues tied to political support to product recalls and safety flaws, the reputation, and in turn value, of a brand can be tarnished with just a tweet. What starts as a PR problem can quickly impact the stock of a company, its value and its financial stability.
Leading the breakfast discussion are Gregg Perry, a national expert in crisis communications, reputation management and branding; award-winning corporate attorney Kas DeCarvalho; trial lawyer and media relations expert Thomas Hoopes; and Janey Bishoff, a public relations leader who has navigated a range of crises for many well-known New England firms and international companies.
Registration: Free for XPX New England Members; $55 for Non-Members. Register online at https://exitplanningexchange.com/event-2450785
About XPX New England
XPX New England is a multi-disciplinary community of professional advisors and business owners who work collaboratively throughout New England to build valuable businesses and prepare and execute successful transitions. XPX NE members work in the best interest of their clients by offering perspective from a variety of transition stages and expertise.
XPX NE is a locally-controlled non-profit chapter of XPX Global, organized by national and regional leaders in the private company market. XPX has chapters in New England, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. For more information, please visit https://exitplanningexchange.com/New-England.
Join us for a remarkable talk by Sally Butcher, London-based cookbook author and proprietress of the notable Persian food store, Persepolis, as she takes us on a journey around the world via the salad bowl.
This is the story of war, refugees, and humanitarian relief, told through the eyes of children and the people who helped them.
In this lecture, Belgian best-selling author Anne Provoost will share the harrowing story of World War I refugee children, their families, and the kind strangers who rescued them. Provoost’s research on this historical moment uncovered a link to her own grandmother, Anna Vandewalle. Anna arrived in Paris with the first convoy of rescued children in 1915 and stayed in France until 1919. Vandewalle came into the care of The Children of Flanders Rescue Committee, the charity initiative of Edith Wharton.
The UMass Dept. of Music and Dance present the UMass Bach Symposium Panel Discussion on Bach’s Mass in B Minor, BMV 232.
Moderated by Ernest May (UMass Amherst)
Panelists: Michael Marissen (Swarthmore College); Daniel R. Melamed (Indiana University); Robert L. Marshall (Brandeis University); Jan Stockigt (University of Melbourne); Szymon Paczkowski (University of Warsaw)
The UMass Dept. of Music and Dance present “Bach in the Age of Modernism, Postmodernism, and Globalization.”
Keynote: “Bach Against Modernity” – Michael Marissen, Daniel Underhill Professor Emeritus of Music, Swarthmore College
Brent Auerbach (UMass Amherst)
Louis Epstein (St. Olaf College)
Ellen Exner (New England Conservatory)
Erinn Knyt (UMass Amherst)
Joel Lester (City University of New York)
Robert and Traute Marshall (Brandeis University)
Daniel R. Melamed (Indiana University)
Andrea Moore (University of California, Riverside)
Matthew Mugmon (University of Arizona)
Szymon Paczkowski (University of Warsaw)
Markus Rathey (Yale University)
Allison Smith (UMass Amherst)
Janice Stockigt (University of Melbourne)
Fees include morning & evening refreshments and lunch
Please join us for a reading with Stone Court Writer-In-Residence Kristen Hewitt. Kristen will read from her recent works, and there will be an opportunity for questions and conversation following the program, along with a reception.
Garden historian Kathryn Aalto will discuss how the magical forests of south east England inspired A.A. Milne to create the cherished tales of Winnie-the-Pooh and the Hundred Acre Wood. Aalto takes readers through an exploration of the real landscapes, shares iconic moments from the books, and celebrates the interplay of landscape and literature.
Journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick is back with another season of Touchstones: Conversations at The Mount. Join Kate on May 25th for an intimate conversation with author Ariel Levy about her new work, The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir.
Journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick is back with another season of Touchstones: Conversations at The Mount. Join Kate on June 15th for an intimate conversation with author Lee Siegel about his novel, The Draw.