Parker Lecture Series: Lessons from Lewiston, Maine: A Refugee Story”
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Parker Lecture Series: Lessons from Lewiston, Maine: A Refugee Story”

Thursday, September 13th. Pollard Library, Lowell, MA 7pm.

Parker Lecture Series: In 2002, Lewiston, Maine garnered national attention when more than 2,500 Somali migrants chose to make the city their home. The unexpected migration changed the city forever, and the lives of many local residents, including Cheryl Hamilton. As the manager of the resettlement program at the time, Hamilton offers a unique perspective of her hometown in the months following 9/11. During this lively discussion, discover how the Lewiston community responded and the lessons Hamilton learned about fostering community and responding to bias and prejudice. Hamilton’s presentation is part of the 2018 Lowell Reads series honoring Amy Bass’ acclaimed non-fiction, One Goal.

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Storytelling: Arlington International Film Festival Poster Competition
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Storytelling: Arlington International Film Festival Poster Competition

8th Annual Arlington International Film Festival Poster Competition

The Poster Competition aims at promoting cultural, global, and artistic competition among students from Mass College of Art & Design's Illustration Department. It is a unique opportunity to brings students from different social backgrounds to compete for the 8thannual AIFF Award.

A reception will be held on Thursday, April 26th at the Arlington Friends of the Drama whereupon Arlington International Film Festival's (AIFF) organizers will celebrate the 8th annual Poster Competition. AIFF is more than a film festival …it is a celebration of the arts as this special evening promises. The reception will celebrate several art forms from an exhibition of all poster illustrations, live music, poetry, dance, and story-telling, bringing together the art students with their professor, the contest judges, artists and appreciators of the arts. We will also host a discussion with Adria Arch, the Co-Chair of the Commission for Arts & Culture in Arlington on the challenges of promoting the arts in 2018. The evening will conclude with the winning poster being unveiled and the artist awarded a cash prize of $500. The reception will kick-off this year’s international film festival, scheduled to be held November 1 – 4, 2018 at the Capitol Theatre.

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March Massmouth Passim Slam
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

March Massmouth Passim Slam

A story slam is a contest of stories by known and undiscovered talent. Story slammers sign up on the night to tell a true 5-minute story on the evening's theme (see full season listing below). Ten names are drawn at random from a box. A team of 5 volunteer judges evaluates how well each story is told, how well it is constructed, how well the story explores, connects and/or reveals some truth about the theme and, how well it honors the time limit. The two highest-scoring tellers and a third selected by the audience are awarded prizes and an opportunity to perform at the Big Mouth Off at the end of the slam season in May.

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March Massmouth Trident Slams
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

March Massmouth Trident Slams

A story slam is a contest of stories by known and undiscovered talent. Story slammers sign up on the night to tell a true 5-minute story on the evening's theme (see full season listing below). Ten names are drawn at random from a box. A team of 5 volunteer judges evaluates how well each story is told, how well it is constructed, how well the story explores, connects and/or reveals some truth about the theme and, how well it honors the time limit. The two highest-scoring tellers and a third selected by the audience are awarded prizes and an opportunity to perform at the Big Mouth Off at the end of the slam season in May.

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