Knox New Plays Festival, April 12-13

Friday, April 12, 2013 – Saturday, April 13, 2013
7:30 PM
Studio Theatre, Ford Center for Fine Arts

The Knox College New Plays Festival will feature works written by Knox students, faculty, and alumni in a series of readings and performances from April 12 through May 25.

Iniatiated this year, the New Plays Festival solicited original works written by Knox students, faculty, and alumni. Throughout spring term, the Knox theatre department will present staged readings and bare stage productions featuring students and faculty, in Harbach and Studio theatres in Ford Center for the Fine Arts.

All performances are free and open to the public.

April 12, 13 – 7:30 p.m. in Studio Theatre
Henry Moore is Melting by Jenny Seidelman ’99, directed by Isaac Miller ’12
Mitch in the Morning by Joel Pierson ’89, directed by Jordyn Stewart ’13

Caxton Club: Marie-Helene Bertino, April 12

Friday, April 12, 2013
6:00 PM
The Box, Galesburg

Marie-Helene Bertino’s debut collection of short stories “Safe as Houses” received The 2012 Iowa Short Fiction Award, judged by Jim Shepard, and was published October 1, 2012. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Pushcart Prize Anthology XXXIII, North American Review, Mississippi Review, Inkwell, The Indiana Review, American Short Fiction, Five Chapters, West Branch, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, Storyville, The Common and Mississippi Review’s 30 (an anthology of 30 years of publishing).

She has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize four times, receiving the award in 2007 and a Special Mention in 2011. She hails from Philadelphia and lives in Brooklyn, where for six years she was the Associate Editor of One Story. She has taught for The Gotham Writer’s Workshop and One Story’s Emerging Writer’s Workshop and was an Emerging Writer Fellow at NYC’s Center for Fiction. She has worked as a muralist, diner waitress, receptionist, music writer, and she currently works as a biographer of people with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

This event will take place at The Box, 306 E Simmons St., Galesburg.

Hellenga Novel to be Published

In March, Robert Hellenga (English, emeritus) gave the Bruce F. and Ildiko B. Meyer Honors Memorial Lecturer at Ball State University.

Hellenga’s new novel, The Confessions of Frances Godwin, will be published by BloomsburyUSA in spring 2014. The novel is set in Galesburg, Rome, Verona, Indianapolis, and Milwaukee. The protagonist and her daughter are both Knox alums. Her late husband was a Knox professor.

Hellenga’s long short story, “A Christmas Letter,” will be published by Ploughshares.