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The Massey Organ is repaired and ready to go after suffering fire damage last year.

Learn more about this 1907 organ with Fred Rueckert's documentary chronicling the Massey Memorial Organ's 1992-1993 re-construction. The DVD includes a special feature vignette of the 2003 32' Bombarde installation.

Between the Motion and the Music -- DVD

The final 2019 CLSC Selection has been announced:

Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings by Joy Harjo has been named the final CLSC selection for 2019.

A musical, magical, resilient volume from one of our most celebrated and essential Native American voices: In these poems, the joys and struggles of the everyday are played against the grinding politics of being human. Beginning in a hotel room in the dark of a distant city, we travel through history and follow the memory of the Trail of Tears from the bend in the Tallapoosa River to a place near the Arkansas River. Stomp dance songs, blues, and jazz ballads echo throughout. Lost ancestors are recalled. Resilient songs are born, even as they grieve the loss of their country. Called a "magician and a master" (San Francisco Chronicle), Joy Harjo is at the top of her form in Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings.

Joy Harjo’s eight books of poetry include How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems and She Had Some Horses, and her memoir Crazy Brave won the American Book Award, among other honors. She is the recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Prize for Lifetime Achievement and the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets for proven mastery in the art of poetry. A renowned musician, Harjo performs with her saxophone internationally.

The CLSC Presentation will take place 3:30pm Thursday, August 22nd in the Hall of Philosophy.

 

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Just Announced! New 2019 CLSC Selection

The novel My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite had been named a 2019 CLSC Selection.

When Korede’s dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what’s expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This will be the third boyfriend Ayoola’s dispatched in “self-defense” and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away.

She should probably go to the police for the good of the menfolk of Nigeria, but she loves her sister and, as they say, family always comes first. Until, that is, Ayoola starts dating the doctor where Korede works as a nurse, and Korede must reckon with what her sister has become and how far she's willing to go to protect her. Sharp as nails and full of deadpan wit, Oyinkan Braithwaite's deliciously deadly debut is as fun as it is frightening.

Oyinkan Braithwaite is a graduate of Creative Writing and Law from Kingston University. Following her degree, she worked as an assistant editor at Kachifo and has been freelancing as a writer and editor since. In 2014, she was shortlisted as a top ten spoken word artist in the Eko Poetry Slam, and in 2016, she was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

Braithwaite's CLSC Presentation will take place 3:30 Thursday, August 01, 2019 at the Hall of Philosophy.

 

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