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January 2017

Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Timothy O’Keefe and Joanna Ruocco

January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce,
One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Timothy O’Keefe’s first book, The Goodbye Town, won the FIELD Poetry Prize and was published by Oberlin College Press in 2011. It was later a “Featured Book” on Poetry Daily, and in the fall of 2012, ranked #15 on The Poetry Foundation’s Contemporary Bestseller list. His poems and lyric essays have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Seneca Review, VOLT, and elsewhere. He teaches writing and literature at Piedmont College,…

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Sidney Outlaw Vocal Masterclass

January 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Baritone Sidney Outlaw instructs HPU students and the community in a vocal masterclass. Lauded by The New York Times as a “terrific singer” and The San Francisco Chronicle as “an opera powerhouse”, Sidney Outlaw was the Grand Prize winner of the Concurso Internacional de Canto Montserrat Caballe in 2010 and continues to delight audiences in the U.S. and abroad with his rich and versatile baritone and engaging stage presence. This masterclass is open to the public, no tickets required.

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February 2017

Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Jessica Dickey

February 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce,
One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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JESSICA DICKEY is an award-winning American actor and playwright most known for her play The Amish Project, which opened Off Broadway at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater to great acclaim from audience and critics alike (Helen Hayes Award, Barrymore Award, CAPPIE Award for Best Play, among others).  The Amish Project continues to be produced around the country and the world, including a recent run at the prestigious Guthrie Theatre, and was listed by nytheatre.com as a play that should have been…

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March 2017

An Evening With Chris Abani

March 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Dr. Chris Abani is an acclaimed author of over a dozen works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Born in Nigeria to an Igbo father and English mother, he grew up in Afikpo, Nigeria, received a BA in English from Imo State University, Nigeria, an MA in English, Gender and Culture from Birkbeck College, University of London, and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. He has resided in the United States since 2001. He…

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Charles Franklin Finch lecture: Faith and Doubt in the Modern World: Christian Witness in the 21st Century and Engagements with its Cultured Despisers

March 27, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Charles Marsh is the Commonwealth professor of religious studies and director of the Project on Lived Theology at the University of Virginia. He is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and the University of Virginia, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1989. Is belief in God a product of wishful thinking? Is religious belief a symptom of neurotic behavior? If there is no God, is everything permissible? Is atheism (new and old) parasitic on the moral convictions inspired by religion?…

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