Browsing: SB Southampton

E.L. Doctorow. Joyce Carol Oates. Tom Wolfe. Frank McCourt. Some of literature’s brightest lights have illuminated the Southampton Writers Conference, which celebrates its 40th year July 8-19 at Stony Brook University’s Southampton campus. The conference is the heart of the Southampton Arts Summer, which also includes a Children’s Literature Conference and the Southampton International Theatre Workshops and Festival, both held July 15-19. “I think it’s fair to say we have played a role in the literary history of this generation,” said Robert Reeves, Associate Provost for the Southampton Graduate Arts Campus, who has directed the Writers Conference since 1988. “But the…

On June 12, 25 fourth graders from Tuckahoe Elementary School became marine scientists for the day when they joined Christopher Paparo, director of Stony Brook Southampton’s Marine Sciences Research Center, aboard the RV Peconic for an exploration of Shinnecock Bay. During their interactive expedition the students got hands-on experience using the same equipment Stony Brook researchers use to study Long Island’s fascinating marine estuary. They tested water salinity, temperature and turbidity; they examined the bottom sediments; and they sampled some of the flora and fauna that are native to Shinnecock Bay.

The inaugural Edible Business Conference, presented by the innovative Food Lab at Stony Brook Southampton, will bring food entrepreneurs, producers and tech/media representatives together at the Southampton campus June 5 through June 7. The conference includes a Friday evening cocktail and oyster party, Saturday discussions and tastings, a chef’s dinner Saturday night prepared by East End chefs at South Fork Kitchens’ Amagansett Food Institute incubator, and a networking breakfast Sunday morning. Click here for the full agenda, including times and locations as well as the list of speakers. This event is for people at links of the food chain, from…

Stony Brook University’s new MFA in Film program was featured at the sixth annual SUNYwide Film Festival (SWFF6) in Oswego, New York, April 24 through April 26. The innovative three-year graduate program in narrative film is led by Graduate Director Christine Vachon, co-founder of legendary indie production company Killer Films. Stony Brook faculty members Associate Director Magdalene Brandeis and Producer/Screenwriter Annette Handley Chandler attended SWFF6 and participated in the festival panels. Brandeis moderated a panel on “Getting the MFA” and Chandler and Brandeis both participated in the “Breaking into the Business” panel. Signed posters of Julianne Moore’s Academy Award winning…

Adrian Bonenberger, an MFA student in Stony Brook Southampton’s MFA program in creative writing and literature, will be teaching a course he began developing in CWL 581, the Practicum in Teaching Writing, next fall as part of the College Seminar Program at Yale University. The course, called “Memoir and the War on Terror,” will be offered through Jonathan Edwards College. A combat veteran and memoirist himself, Bonenberger will bring multiple perspectives to his subject. Although war has a history of producing great memoirs, from Homer’s Iliad to Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, they have tended to be told in…

Stony Brook Southampton will host the traditional holiday lighting of the windmill and reception in Chancellors Hall on Friday, December 5, from 5 to 7 pm. Take a guided tour of the windmill and learn about the programs offered at Stony Brook Southampton. The Stony Brook University Pep Band will perform holiday classics. Admission if free and all are welcome; seasonal refreshments will be served. Stony Brook Southampton is located at 239 Montauk Highway in Southampton. For more information, please email Laura.Lyons@stonybrook.edu.

Novelist Roger Rosenblatt, Distinguished Professor of English and Writing at Stony Brook Southampton, has won the Harvard Club of Long Island’s first Distinguished Author Award, which will be presented on October 29 at the Bryant Library in Roslyn. Rosenblatt’s essays for Time magazine have won two George Polk awards, among others. His television essays for the NewsHour on PBS have won the Peabody and the Emmy. He is the author of six off-Broadway plays and 15 books, published in 13 languages; they include the New York Times bestsellers Kayak Morning, Unless It Moves the Human Heart and Making Toast, a memoir…

Stony Brook Southampton faculty, students, staff and visitors craving fresh, farm-to-table fare needn’t look any farther than the South Forks Kitchen café, which opened in June in the Student Center. The café, which is open for lunch, is a project of the Amagansett Food Institute (AFI), a non-profit organization and business incubator that supports farmers and small-batch food producers on the East End of Long Island. Last spring AFI began leasing the full-service commercial kitchen at the Southampton campus from Stony Brook University to provide local food businesses, entrepreneurs and farms with a well-equipped, spacious area in which to make…

Vijay Seshadri, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for his book of poems 3 Sections, will be the first guest in the 2014 fall Writers Speak Wednesdays series of free author talks and readings open to the public at Stony Brook Southampton. Seshadri will speak on Wednesday, September 24, at 7 pm in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of Chancellors Hall. Just prior to the reading, the Southampton Arts MFA in Creative Writing and Literature program will hold an informational Open House in the Radio Lounge starting at 6 pm. Seshadri is also the author of two other…

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer, a faculty member in the MFA in Creative Writing and Literature program at Stony Brook Southampton, received a stellar review on the front page of Sunday’s New York Times Book Review for his first graphic novel, Kill My Mother. “Jules Feiffer’s Kill My Mother is a tribute to film noir and detective fiction….But Kill My Mother isn’t mere pastiche. The story is a thoughtful meditation on female identity and whether the not-so-simple art of murder can ever be defended as a moral necessity. It is a story about stories, the myths we have to create in order to keep…

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