Sewanee Summer Music Festival Faculty Artist Series #1

June 16 at 3:30 p.m.
Guerry Auditorium

Adrien Barthe: Passacaille

Jessie Montgomery: Duo for Violin and Cello

Jorge Variego: Fuego y Duende

Edmund Rubbra: Sonata in C for Oboe and Piano, Op. 100

Sergei Rachmanioff: Two Etudes - Tableaux 

Ivan Trevino: Wildings

Maurice Ravel: Pièce en forme de habanera

Kevin McKee: Vuelta del Fuego

School of Letters Reading with Tracy O'Neill, 2024 John Grammer Fellow

June 12 at 4:30 p.m.
Naylor Auditorium

Tracy O’Neill is the author of the novels The Hopeful, and Quotients, a “stunning, and deeply disquieting, literary techno-thriller”. “O’Neill’s sentences are expertly crafted marvels of economy. Her prose almost feels redacted, as if someone has cut out just the right bits to keep you guessing and thinking and feeling,” says Charles Yu. Her memoir, Woman of Interest is “a compulsively readable, genre-bending story of finding her missing birth mother and, along the way, learning the priceless power of self-knowledge.” The former editor-in-chief of Epiphany journal, her writing has appeared in Granta, the New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Bookforum, and other publications. She is an assistant professor at Vassar College.

DARING THE WILDERNESS: THE PREACHING AND THEOLOGY OF THE BEGUINES

June 12 at 7 p.m.
Convocation Hall

Dr. Hannah Matis, associate professor of Church History, will deliver a lecture entitled, “Daring the Wilderness: The Preaching and Theology of the Beguines.” In her lecture Matis will illuminate the religious lives of this diverse group of lay religious women who lived in the high and late Middle Ages. Beguines included some of the most innovative and radical vernacular theologians of their day and influenced other theologians and forms of religious life on the eve of the Reformation. 

Sewanee School of Letters Reading: Adam O’Fallon Price and Meera Subramanian

June 5 at 4:30 p.m.
Naylor Auditorium

Adam O’Fallon Price is the author of two novels, The Grand Tour and The Hotel Neversink, which won the 2020 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original. Meera Subramanian is an award-winning independent journalist whose book A River Runs Again: India's Natural World in Crisis, from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka was short-listed for the 2016 Orion Book Award. 

Book signing with Ryan Chapman and Justin Taylor

June 3 at 5:30 p.m.
The Sewanee Village Bookstore

Ryan Chapman’s latest novel, The Audacity, was released April 2 and has been described as “a bracing satire about the implosion of a Theranos-like company, a collapsing marriage, and a billionaire's philanthropy summit.’’ School of Letters Director Justin Taylor’s new book, Reboot, “a raucous and wickedly smart satire of Hollywood, toxic fandom, and our chronically online culture,’’ was released on April 23. 

Commencement Celebration Party

May 11 at 7 p.m.
McGriff Alumni House tent

The Associated Alumni invites you to a Commencement Celebration Party honoring the Class of 2024. Live music by The Answer Band and celebration fireworks at 9 p.m.! Come celebrate with families, students, and faculty members at this popular tradition.

Voice Recital, Gabriel Rice, C'24

May 6 at 5 p.m.
St. Luke's Chapel

Come listen to senior vocalist and baritone Gabriel Rice, for Der Friede sei mit dir. A culmination of voice studies, the program presents a diverse collection of works exploring the genres of opera, oratorio, and art song. With Dr. Kenneth Miller, piano and organ, and the Schola Cantorum of the School of Theology. Featuring Sonny Bowers, violin, and Ellanna Swope, voice.

Coffee & Crunch Time

May 3 at 2 p.m.
duPont Library, Main Lobby

Library Information and Technology Services is providing coffee along with sweet treats, savory snacks, and fruit to get you through your finals!

Deans' Senior Reception

May 2 at 9 a.m.
Gray Terrace, Biehl Commons

Please join us in celebrating the Class of 2024! The Dean of the College
and the Dean of Students want to celebrate graduating seniors. Enjoy some light refreshments with senior students, faculty, and staff!

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