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 Writing Competition 

Deadline: Friday, October 31, 2014

Professor Cynthia Davis will lead a 2 session creative workshop for students participating in the competition:

Monday, October 1312 to 2:00 Luria Library Conference Room

Tuesday, October 2812 to 2:00 Luria Library Conference Room (this is a follow-up to the first session)


Lectures and Events


1.     Keynote Lecture: “Homer’s Light: The Odyssey Koan”

Dr. Stanley Lombardo

Tuesday, September 30, from 4 to 5:30 PM

Physical Sciences, room 101

Reception to follow.


Public Reading with High School Students (Lombardo)

Santa Barbar a Museum of Art, the Atrium inside the entrance



2.     Lecture: “Odysseus: a very modern hero?”

Dr. Helen Morales

Wednesday, October 15, from 3 to 4:30

Physical Sciences, room 101

Reception to follow.


3.     Lecture: “Penelope  and the Origins of Greek Art”

Dr. Elizabeth Barber

Tuesday, October 21, from 4 to 5:30

Physical Sciences, room 130

Reception to follow.


4.     Theatre Performance: The  Odyssey

Adaptation performed for the stage by Boxtales Theatre Group

Monday, October 13, 7:00 Curtain

Tuesday, October 14, 7:00 Curtain

Center Stage Theatre


5.     Creative Writing Workshops for SBCC Students

Facilitator: Dr. Cynthia Davis

Monday, October 13, 12:00 to 1:30

Tuesday, October 28, 12:00 to 1:30



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