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May 2018

Anthony Doerr In Conversation with Pico Iyer

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
$10 – $35

Author Anthony Doerr is lauded for his lyricism, precise attention to the physical world and his gift for metaphor. With the eye of a scientist and the heart of a poet, the celebrated prose stylist reveals his keen naturalist’s perception and his empathetic engagement with humanity’s largest questions.

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Love, Loss and What I Wore

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Lobero Theatre, 33 E Canon Perdido St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Antioch University of Santa Barbara presents a Benefit Performance of, “Love, Loss and What I Wore” on Sunday, May 6, at 5 PM. Perfect Mother’s Day gift or a girls’-night-out, “Love, Loss and What I Wore” features an all-female celebrity cast telling funny and wistful stories about their loved ones through the prism of their closets. Look for a special guest appearance by Hannah Beth Jackson. Proceeds benefit Antioch’s MFA and Women & Leadership programs.

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FUNDRAISING WITH GRANTS: Who and How Do I Ask?

May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rabobank, 914 Carpinteria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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$20

A short talk exploring tips and tricks for finding grant opportunities and getting support for your project.

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Curator’s Choice Lecture: Roberta Smith

May 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Roberta Smith speaks about her distinguished and esteemed career as co-chief art critic of The New York Times, which she has written for since 1986.

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Tommy Caldwell “The Push: A Climber’s Search for the Path”

May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Campbell Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93107 United States
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$10 – $30

Legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell’s life story hasn’t been the standard tale. In his early 20s, Caldwell was held hostage by militants in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. Soon after, he lost his left index finger in an accident. Later his wife, and main climbing partner, left him. Emerging from these hardships with renewed determination, he set his sights on free climbing El Capitan’s Dawn Wall. This epic assault took more than seven years or preparation, during which time Caldwell found love again, became a father and redefined the sport.

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Conversation and Book Signing with Colin Gardner and Michael Imperioli

May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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Actor, writer, and Santa Barbara resident, Michael Imperioli, discusses his new book and first novel The Perfume Burned His Eyes with Colin Gardner, Professor of Critical Theory and Integrative Studies at UCSB.

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CONFERENCE: CULTURAL SUSTAINABILITIES: MUSIC, MEDIA, LANGUAGE, ADVOCACY

Free

Keynote Address by Jeff Todd Titon (Ethnomusicology, emeritus, Brown University), “Toward a Sound Ecology,” on Friday, May 25, 3:30 p.m.

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June 2018

Talk: “I am Fragile and Small”: Versions of Masculinity in Soviet Unofficial Poetics

June 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UCSB, 1104 Harold Frank Hall
Goleta, CA
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Free

In “’I am fragile and small’”: Versions of Masculinity in Soviet Unofficial Poetics,” Ainsley Morse examines the presentation of masculinity (usually that of the lyric speaker) in the work of several unofficial poets of the late Soviet period.

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Talk: General Electric Versus the Market: The Road from Industrial to Financial Capitalism

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4041 HSSB (Humanities and Social Sciences Building), UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106 United States
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Free

Serge Ferrari is completing his dissertation on GE, tracing how the corporation remade itself into a large-scale financial enterprise at the end of the twentieth century.

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Referrals & Networking Workshop with Fred Orsinger

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rabobank, 914 Carpinteria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Free

Many people have ideas about referrals and networking. While social media is popular, it can be very unsociable. As an artist, working by referral provides social opportunities that can be fun and enjoyable. With zero or low advertising budget, it can also be highly profitable. A business based on referrals will allow you more time to work on your art. It also creates a work-life balance that is flexible and adaptable for inevitably changing circumstances. Our parents told us not to talk to strangers, but it's great business advice!

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