Monday Monologues series continues for spring in Parks Library.

Jan 09, 2019

This lunchtime series highlights aspects of words through short readings and performances curated by the Iowa State community. 

Performances run from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in the Grant Wood Foyer, Parks Library (First Floor).

Feb. 4. The Music of Poetry, The Poetry of Music; Debra Marquart, MFA Creative Writing professor & singer/songwriter
Experience original music from jazz-poetry rhythm & blues project, The Bone People.  Marquart will discuss the process of writing poems and songwriting, as well as demonstrate how the band adapts auditory landscapes for her performance poems.

Feb. 25. Daily Dialogue: Truth -- A live storytelling event by the Iowa State Daily; Featuring five students sharing personal stories for Black History Month
Hosted by the Iowa State Daily this series features students who each tell a story that shaped their lives.  Each event in the Daily Dialogue series is based on a different cultural topic.  (See the university calendar for other dates, topics and location information.)

March 25. Iowa Odyssey (or How We Got to Here); Curator: Amanda Petefish-Schrag, ISU Dept of Music & Theatre
Iowa Odyssey is a collaborative theatre project exploring our local stories of immigration and the idea of what it means to create community.  

April 8. Godspell, Selections; Curator; Brad Dell, ISU Dept of Music & Theatre
Enjoy excerpts from the inspiring 1971 Broadway rock opera which spread messages of empathy, compassion and love.

April 22. Spring, Shakespeare and the Pursuit of “Gappiness”; Curator:  Linda Shenk, ISU Dept of English
In his plays Shakespeare strategically leaves “gaps” allowing each production, each reader, to fill those spaces with their own experiences, values and questions.  Gaps keep the Bard’s works relevant to modern audiences. 

For information, contact Susan Jasper.