Tuesday April 9, 2013 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
In the second TALENT UNVEILED festival event, Joe Sanders (English Dept.) will direct a performance of his short play Fly-Over State featuring actors Emily Osborn, Joe Sanders, Kris Allemang-Stahl, John Stahl (Electrical & Computer Engineering), and Ben Davidson. Philip Edward Kaldon (Physics Dept.) will read his science fiction “Your First Real Rocket Ship.” Hedy Habra (Spanish Dept.), Janet Heller (formerly English Dept. and Gender & Women’s Studies Program), and Shanda Blue Easterday (formerly English Dept.) will read and autograph their poetry. John C. Griffin (School of Music) will discuss and play a musical composition. Abderrahman Anzaldua (Department of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Studies) will play the violin in an acoustic trio with Josh Holcomb (School of Music) on viola and Zachary Boyt (School of Music) on cello. Also, Wessam Abdelaziz (teaches Arabic for the World Languages & Literature Dept.) will read Khalil Gibran’s poetry in Arabic and in English translation, accompanied by Reza Shirazi (Civil Engineering Dept.) on tombak. Reza Shirazi will also sing “Ghoghaye Setaregan” in Farsi and play the tombak.
This free event is open to the public and will take place at Western Michigan University’s Center for the Humanities in 2500 Knauss Hall. The festival is sponsored by the Professional Instructors Organization. WMU is located at 1903 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5490. For more information, please contact Janet Heller at firstname.lastname@example.org and Hedy Habra (email@example.com)
We are planning to have more Talent Unveiled events during the fall of 2013. We would like to add artwork by PIO members. If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Janet Heller (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Hedy Habra (email@example.com).
Causes Janet Heller Supports
National Trust for Historic Preservation, Nature Conservancy, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Autism Speaks,