Join award-winning authors Marwa Helal and Roger Reeves for an immersive poetry reading presented by SCAD MOA’s Evans Center for African American Studies. In this latest installment of the Evans Center’s literary series (re)Phrase, Helal and Reeves engage modes of expressions that augment themes — such as racial violence, exile, colonization, and the “ante-body” — explored in current exhibitions.

Helal’s poetics of unrest trace the psychological impacts of migration and complexities of trauma that manifest as autoimmune disease, connecting with motifs in Hayv Kahraman’s exhibition The Touch of Otherness.

Probing the apocalypses and raptures of humanity, Reeves urgently addresses crises of racial violence and climate change. These articulations issue a call and response with Barthélémy Toguo’s exhibition Urban Requiem.

WHEN
WHERE
ADMISSION

This event is free and open the public. To RSVP, email Joël Díaz at jdiaz@scad.edu.

About the authors
Born in Al Mansurah, Egypt, Marwa Helal is the author of Ante body (Nightboat Books, 2022); Invasive species (Nightboat Books, 2019); and the chapbook I AM MADE TO LEAVE I AM MADE TO RETURN (No, Dear, 2017). She received a 2021 Whiting Award and has been honored with fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, NYFA/NYSCA, Poets House, and Cave Canem, among others.

Based in Austin, Texas, Roger Reeves is the author of King Me and the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and a 2015 Whiting Award, among other honors. His work has appeared in Poetry Magazine, The New Yorker, the Paris Review, and elsewhere.

About ‘(re)Phrase’
(re)Phrase celebrates contemporary Black literature through readings and conversations with resonant authors and poets. The series is programmed by SCAD MOA’s Evans Center for African American Studies.

(Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)In conjunction with the Savannah Book Festival, the SCAD Writing Department is pleased to present author, comedian, and podcaster, Michael Ian Black. Join us for a talk and Q & A about the craft and business of writing.

In his latest book, A Better Man: a (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son, the author and father offers advice to his college-bound son while exploring the complexities of sex, gender, race, family, and violence–ultimately addressing the question: How can we be, and raise, better men?

Date: Friday, February 18

Time: 4:00pm ET

Location: Gutstein Gallery, Savannah

This event is free and open to all SCAD Writing students and their guests.

Michael Ian Black is an actor, comedian, and writer who started his career with the sketch comedy show The State, on MTV, and has created and starred in many other television shows. Movie appearances include Wet Hot American Summer, The Baxter, and Sextuplets.

Black is the author of several books for children, including the award-winning trio I’m Bored, I’m Sad, and I’m Worried, and the parody A Child’s First Book of Trump. His books for adults include the memoirs You’re Not Doing It Right and Navel Gazing and the essay collection My Custom Van. Black also co-authored with Meghan McCain America, You Sexy Bitch.

As a stand-up comedian, Michael regularly tours the country, and he has released several comedy albums. His podcasts include Mike & Tom Eat Snacks, with Tom Cavanagh; Topics, with Michael Showalter; How to Be Amazing; and Obscure.

 

In this masterclass, author, poet, playwright, and Emmy nominee Jon Goode helps you craft a powerful response to the inevitable employer prompt “Tell me about yourself.” Jon shares his dynamic perspective on how storytelling builds rapport and empowers you to distinguish yourself with employers who want to know a bit about you, your unique qualities, and the excellence you can bring to their company.

JON GOODE is an author, poet, and playwright who has been a featured performer on HBO’s Def Poetry, TVOne’s Verses & Flow and BET’s Lyric Café. Jon’s work with Nick @ Nite has earned him an Emmy nomination alongside the Promax Gold for best copyright in North America. Jon is the host of The Moth StorySLAM in Atlanta, GA, and has hosted and performed with The Moth domestically and abroad.

Monday, February 14 2022
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
Savannah
Arnold Hall  | Arnold Theater

SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace cordially invites you to celebrate Savannah Women of Vision.

Savannah Women of Vision are an elite cadre of trailblazers whose remarkable ideas, insightful leadership, and distinguished service have profoundly sculpted the city of Savannah.

FRIDAY, FEB. 11
3:30 p.m.
Arnold Hall Theater
1810 Bull St.

Complimentary docent-led tours of the Savannah Women of Vision portrait gallery will be offered Saturday, Feb. 12, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., at Arnold Hall.

2022 HONOREES
Linda J. Evans
Sarah Mills Hodge
Joyce Roché
Gale Singer

PREVIOUS HONOREES
Emma Morel Adler
Mother Mathilda Beasley
Mary Musgrove Matthews Bosomworth
Miriam Center
Edna Jackson
Alice Andrews Jepson
Clermont Huger Lee
Nancy N. Lewis
Juliette Gordon Low
Abigail Minis
Mary Lane Morrison
Flannery O’Connor
Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears
Suzanne Shank
Fredericka Washington
Sema Wilkes
Frances Wong

This event is free and open to the public.

Mark your calendars–SCADpro needs Writers!

Earn course credit while training with professionals and building relationships with employers.

In one week, the Spring 2022 SCADPro Unveiling goes live, and you’ll get everything you need to level-up your professional experience next quarter:

  • – a walkthrough of the SCADpro recruitment and application process
  • – a live Q&A with SCADpro professors and students
  • – early access to partner project briefs.

SCADpro Application and Unveiling Week – Here’s what you can expect:


Thursday, Feb. 10
The Unveiling website goes live!

Check your inbox that morning to grab the special password that unlocks your access to the virtual experience. Once there, review all SCADpro course options listed on the site. 

Friday, Feb. 11
Attend the Unveiling Q&A to learn more about upcoming courses and ask SCADpro professors and students your pressing questions. 

Saturday, Feb. 12
The Spring/Summer 2022 SCADpro application is open for submissions. 

Sunday, Feb. 13
Spring 2022 SCADpro applications are due by midnight. 

Friday, Feb. 18
In-Person Interviews! By Wednesday, February 15th, you will have been contacted by professors to take part in an interview, in regard to your SCADpro application!

Remember to bring your portfolio and prepare, just as you would a job interview!

Questions, check out the SCADpro Unveiling website on February 10.

Please join us on Friday, Jan. 14 at 3 p.m. to hear from SCAD Writing Alum Alex Durand. Alex will be talking about living a life of purpose.

Alex is the founder of Frable. He works with his clients to help them intentionally design challenging, meaningful, and confident professional chapters.  Alex received his Executive Coaching certification from Columbia University’s Teachers College and his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University School of Business. He has a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Savannah College of Art & Design.

To register and for more details, please visit the SCADextra registration page.

Join acclaimed writer Kathleen McGhee-Anderson when she reads from the play Bearden and Billie, which explores the love story between famed collage artist Romare Bearden and the actor, dancer, and director Wilhelmina “Billie” Allen.

Kathleen McGhee-Anderson is an American television and film writer, producer, playwright and poet. Among the first African Americans to write for the screen, she has contributed to some of the most renowned shows of the last few decades, including Soul FoodGreenleaf, and Lincoln Heights.

After the reading, McGhee-Anderson joins Dr. Walter Evans for a conversation about the lives and letters that inspired the play. The conversation is moderated by Joël Díaz, director of the SCAD Museum of Art’s Evans Center for African American Studies. Established in 2011, the Evans Center celebrates the imaginative breadth and expressive legacy of African American art and culture.

DATE: Wednesday, Nov. 3

TIME: 5 p.m. EDT

LOCATION: Arnold Hall Theater, 1810 Bull St., Savannah, GA

ADMISSION: This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, email jdiaz@scad.edu

Attend a master class with legendary playwright and artist Robert Wilson on the stage of Arnold Hall Theater.

Date: Friday, October, 8
Time: 12 p.m. EST
Location: Arnold Hall Theater, Savannah

To reserve a seat, email Chris Millis, Chair of the Writing Department: cmillis@scad.edu

Mr. Wilson will be discussing his writing and creative process, his approach to avant garde theater adaptation of classic works, and his iconic stage collaborations.

For more information about Robert Wilson, click here.

Join Assistant Director of Career Success Joseph Schwartzburt and Coordinator of Student Success and Advising Tiffany Udvadia for a virtual presentation about finding, landing, and getting the most out of your Writing internship.

In this workshop, you’ll learn the process of devising an internship search strategy that best serves your needs. You’ll also get tips and insights into how make the most of your internship experience.

WRIT Department Internship Best Practices Workshop

Date: Wednesday, October 6

Time: 5pm – 6pm EDT

Register Here

Award-winning essayist and poet Amy Wright shares how innovating within your discipline — whether nonfiction writing, poetry, film, tech, or more — can move forward tough conversations on identity, equity, and justice.

Wright is an award-winning essayist and the author of three poetry books and six chapbooks. Her essays appear in The Georgia Review, Fourth Genre, Kenyon Review, and Minding Nature, among other publications. She is also the nonfiction editor of Zone 3 Press and has twice been awarded Peter Taylor Fellowships to the Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop. She has also received an Individual Artist Grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission and a fellowship to Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Wednesday, September 29

11am EDT

Register Here.

 


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