The Pillowman

Date & Time: 
Fri, 05/11/2012 - 20:00

A play by Martin McDonagh, Directed by Maria Calderazzo

$10.00 General Admission, $5.00 for SMC Community

Half of all proceeds benefit Community Violence Solutions

Sponsored by the Now What? Grant made possible by the Saint Mary's College Honors Program

Sponsors

Twelfth Annual Scholarship Fund Benefit Sponsors

This event is underwritten by the generous support of John Briscoe and Carol Sayers.

 

Union Bank of California Hill Family Estate
Thank you Maria Roden for her donation of a CAL Shakes tickets and a Picnic Basket chocolate garage
Ocean Reef Resort in Key Largo, FL
Lagunitas Brewing Company Wagner 
Lauren Ashton napa valley wine
Palo Alto Ninjitsu Donkey and Goat Wine
  

(Dis)Covering the Veil: History, Lore, and Politics

Date & Time: 
Sun, 02/12/2012 - 14:00 to 15:00

 Opening day slide presentation and lecture by Jennifer Heath

Bay Area Environmental Education Resource Fair

Date & Time: 
Sat, 01/21/2012 - 10:00 to 16:30

IT’S THE 35th ANNUAL BAEER FAIR, with over 70 resources and numerous workshops for educators and parents with a special interest in wildlife, ecology, adventure and much more.

Join us at the BAEER Fair
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Marin Civic Center located in San Rafael
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Raffle

Tickets: $50 each, 5 tickets for $230, or 10 tickets for $460

Browse the Raffle Prizes

Ocean Reef Club Vacation

A one-week stay in a 3 bedroom, 2 bath private home
at Ocean Reef Club, an exclusive resort in Key Largo, FL
Spa and golf packages included.

Prize is valued at 4,900.00

Visit the image gallery!

Ocean Reef in Key Largo

Booking is subject to availability and valid for one year after the drawing. The prize is subject to taxes.

Situated on the Atlantic Ocean, Ocean Reef Club is a private, member-owned community. Offering 1,700 waterfront estates, private homes, condominiums and boat slips, Ocean Reef Club features an oceanfront inn, full-service spa and salon, and an array of dining and shopping options.  Leisure amenities include a 175-slip marina for boating, fishing and diving; two 18-hole championship golf courses; world-class tennis and lawn sports; jogging and cycling paths; cooking school; nature center; art league; cultural center; range of children’s activities; and more.

Presidio Golf Course & Club House

Four rounds of golf, Monday-Thursday at Presidio Golf Course, a national historic landmark

Presidio Golf Course & Club

Prize valued at $500.00

Private Chocolate Tasting for Ten

A private chocolate tasting for ten at The Chocolate Garage in Palo Alto, CA
The Chocolate Garage

Prize is valued at $300 and is open to a group of ten people

Cal Shakes Picnic & Play Package


4 Cal Shakes Flex Tickets in Tier 1 seats for the date and performance of your choice with and a gourmet picnic basket!

Thank you Maria Roden for the CAL Shakes tickets and a Picnic Basket

Prize is valued at $320.00

Cost

$50.00 each
No more than 350 tickets will be sold.
You do not need to be present to win.
5 tickets for $230, or 10 tickets for $460


How to Purchase Tickets

Purchase your raffle tickets online.

Drawing

@ The Twelfth Annual MFA Scholarship Fund Benefit

Saturday, March 15, 2013
5-8 p.m.
Dolby Chadwick Gallery 
210 Post Street, Suite 205 
San Francisco, CA 94108

(You do not need to be present to win.)

 

Glee Club and Chamber Singers' Holiday Concerts

Date & Time: 
Sun, 11/27/2011 - 16:00 to Mon, 11/28/2011 - 20:00

The Saint Mary's College Glee Club and Chamber Singers'  Directed by Dr. Julie Ford and assisted by Sharon Lee, the SMC choirs return from the Interkultur American International Festival with a Gold Rating to sing a program of sacred music and holiday favorites.

Sunday, November 27 at 4:00 p.m.

Monday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m.


Admission: Suggested donation of $5 SMC Community, $10 General Admission, $8 Seniors and Non-SMC Students

Afternoon Craft Conversations

Click this link to view all readings and craft conversations

SPRING 2014 AFTERNOON CRAFT CONVERSATIONS

(All craft talks are in Hagerty Lounge from 2:35-3:35)

Joshua Mohr






Wednesday, February 19, 2:35pm, Hagerty Lounge

"Plarachterization: The Intersection of Plot and Character" by Joshua Mohr

The best plots aren’t controlled by an authorial presence. Plot springs from the characters themselves. The writer masterminds all of these things, but the more we program ourselves to think of it in this way—that our protagonists are sovereign beings with independent consciousnesses from our own—the better prepared we are to traverse what I’m calling “plarachterization.” This seminar will be geared around characters’ decision making, the causality between plot points, how to keep a reader excitedly flipping pages. We’ll also delve into specific tactics for constructing a present action and how to fold backstory into it.  Plarachterization is a strategy that will help any aspiring writer!

JOSHUA MOHR is the author of four novels, including Damascus, which The New York Times called “Beat-poet cool.”  He’s also written Some Things that Meant the World to Me, one of O Magazine’s Top 10 reads of 2009 and a San Francisco Chronicle best-seller, as well as Termite Parade, an Editors’ Choice on The New York Times Best Seller List.  He lives in San Francisco and teaches in the MFA program at USF. His latest novel Fight Song was published in February 2013.



Norma Cole






Wednesday, March 12, 2:35pm, Hagerty Lounge

"Distraction and Poetry" by Norma Cole

After I decide to play with the fact of doing an interview, as in “make something up,” I am faced with the notion of  “making up” a piece of work to base the interview on. I did, and it’s called “Distraction.” I then begin to think about that wonderful essay by Robert Creeley, “Was That a Real Poem or Did You Just Make It Up Yourself?” So—is there any distinction between “just making something up” and writing “a real poem?”

NORMA COLE is a poet, painter and translator. Win These Posters and Other Unrelated Prizes Inside is her most recent book of poetry. Other books of poetry include Natural Light, Where Shadows Will: Selected Poems 1988—2008 and Spinoza in Her Youth.

 


Kaya Oakes








Wednesday, April 9, 2:35pm, Hagerty Lounge

"From Journalism to Creative Nonfiction" by Kaya Oakes

As an emerging genre, creative nonfiction doesn't have a lot of rules. But it does have roots in journalism, and in the personal essay, stretching back to Montaigne. What are the boundaries between journalism and creative writing, and where can we bend them, and in some cases, break them? How much does the "I" narrator matter when we merge creative techniques with journalistic ones? How much can we borrow techniques from anthropology, archeology, and even philosophy, to create what Jeff Sharlett calls "mutant journalism?" And are creative nonfiction writers really just fancy journalists in the end? 

KAYA OAKES' third book, a hybrid memoir/ethnography/theological rant, Radical Reinvention, was published by Counterpoint Press in 2012. Her previous nonfiction book, Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture, was published by Henry Holt in 2009 and was selected as a San Francisco Chronicle notable book. She’s also the author of a collection of poetry, Telegraph, which received the Transcontinental Poetry Prize from Pavement Saw Press.

Environmental Resources

Use these resources in conjunction with our River of Words Watershed Explorer Educator’s Guide and our online art and poetry resources.

Environmental education

River of Words Art Judge John Muir Laws's website provides exceptional resources for environmental education. In particular, his nature journaling curriculum, Opening the World through Journaling (created in collaboration with the CA Native Plant Society) is top-notch and fun for all ages! And, it's free!

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s environmental education site

North American Association for Environmental Education

National Math Trail
Integrating math into outdoor education. Includes a good section on evaluation.

National Geographic Lesson Plans
For grades K-12.

State Education and Environment Roundtable
The environment as an integrating context for education.

Center for Ecoliteracy
School gardens, creek restoration, collaboration ideas, and more.

All Species Project
Based in Kansas City; provides interdisciplinary environmental education and community building action projects for cities, neighborhoods, and villages.

Orion Society
Quality publications and nature-based curricula.

Orion for Educators

Watersheds

Surf Your Watershed
U.S. students can type a ZIP ccode to find their watershed. A service of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Give Water a Hand
Programs for student-led community projects, from the University of Wisconsin’s Environmental Resources Center.

NOOA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Everything you need to know about estuaries! Huge selection of free, downloadable lesson plans for middle and high school teachers, tied to national standards.

Science museums

Exploratorium
San Francisco’s hands-on science and art museum.

Lawrence Hall of Science
Online experiments, activities, and projects for kids. Museum is part of the University of California at Berkeley.

Plants and animals

B-Eye
View the world through a bee's eye!

A World Community of Old Trees
Kids and adults around the world draw, paint, and photograph their favorite trees. Click on the name of a school to view a project.

eNature
U.S. students can type in a Zip code and see field guides, maps, and other information about their location.

Other resources

How kites could be the future of clean, renewable energy
A TED talk by Saul Griffith, founder of Makani Energy.

Bioneers
Visionary and practical ideas for restoring the Earth.

Europe and Mexico

Rivieres d’Images et Fleuves de Mots
River of Words in Europe

Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)
Danish-based organization that offers environmental education resources for all European countries.

Centro Ecológico Los Cuartos
Based in Mexico; provides Spanish-language environmental-education resources.

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