Calendar

Jun
28
Wed
Mapping the Fourth Exhibit Reception
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A free reception showcasing an exhibit on “Mapping the Fourth of July,” a crowdsourced online archive of primary sources that reveals how Americans of the Civil War era celebrated Independence Day. Virginia Tech’s Newman Library, Alumni Mall and Stanger Street, near the 2nd floor circulation desk.

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/clahs/
Contact: Paul Quigley
E-Mail:: pquigley@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.civilwar.vt.edu/wordpress/events/

Jun
30
Fri
Fourth of July Transcribeathon @ Blacksburg Public Library
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Heard about Virginia Tech’s “Mapping the Fourth of July” website and want to check it out yourself? Getting ready for this year’s July 4 holiday and curious about how Americans celebrated their national anniversary during the Civil War era, when their nation was falling apart? Stop by Blacksburg Public Library any time between 4 and 6 p.m. to chat with the project team and try your hand at transcribing, tagging, and more. Computers and expert guidance will be provided. Blacksburg Public Library is at 200 Miller Street, Blacksburg VA 24060

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/clahs/
Contact: Paul Quigley
E-Mail:: pquigley@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.civilwar.vt.edu/wordpress/events/

Sep
28
Thu
A WILD Life @ Moss Arts Center
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – Sep 28 @ 10:59 pm

At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail — alone. Strayed describes this trek in her #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, Wild, which was the basis of the Oscar-nominated movie of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern. Strayed will discuss what she learned about how to bear the unbearable, how to move from grief and anger to acceptance, and how to keep walking even when it seems impossible to stand.

Strayed is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Tiny Beautiful Things and Brave Enough, as well as the novel Torch. Her essays have been published in The Best American Essays, the New York Times, Washington Post Magazine, and Vogue. Strayed is the co-host, along with Steve Almond, of WBUR’s hit podcast Dear Sugar Radio.

Presented in partnership with the Department of English Visiting Writers Series

Price: $25; $10 for students
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/clahs/
Contact: Susan Bland
Phone: 540-231-1986
E-Mail:: subland@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
https://artscenter.vt.edu/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent: