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The annual John Engels Memorial Poetry Reading will feature current students, family, and friends reading from John’s work. John Engels was a beloved colleague and internationally known poet whose memory and work we keep alive each year with this event.
Our first will will be 'L'autre cote de novembre'/ 'The Other Side of November' by Maryanne Zehil.Léa / Leyla, are two women who, having worked hard all their lives, are confronted with the choices that shaped their existence and question themselves about what trace they will leave behind. Léa is a single neurosurgeon resident in Quebec. Leyla is a seamstress and mother who lives in a remote village in Lebanon. Memory disorders force them to question themselves. They are both attracted by the past, returning to those choices of life that mark us forever. What if one of these women had not left her country of origin to immigrate to Canada? What if Lea and Leyla were one and the same person? In trying to see more clearly, Léa and Layla go up the thread of events to a childhood friend who disappeared without a trace.
The annual Saint Michael’s College Rabbi Wall Lecture will take place on Thursday, March 8 at 4:00 or 4:30 in the Roy Room. The speaker is Dr. Mark Oppenheimer. He has a doctorate in Religion from Yale and has taught at Yale, Stanford, Wesleyan (Robert Garis Visting Professor of Non-fiction), Boston College (Corcoran Professor in Christian-Jewish Learning), The Hartford Seminary, NYU and other colleges in the U.S. From 2010 to 2016, he wrote the religion section of the New York Times ('Beliefs') and is now an contributing opinion writer for The Los Angeles Times. Beyond the NYT and the LAT, he has written articles for a wide range of popular journals including, for example, the Atlantic, the Nation, The New Republic, Christian Century, Tablet, Slate, GQ, Time, Wall Street Journal, The Forward, The Believer, Harpers, Yale Review, and the New Yorker. He also hosts a podcast, 'Unorthodox' and has been on a number of TV shows including Morning Joe and the CBS Sunday Morning show. I first heard him speak on NPR about a topic related to Judaism. Mark has agreed to speak about what Judaism might look like 50 years from now.
Discussion by faculty members of Brian Massingale's book Racial Justice and the Catholic Church. Faculty members who have signed up for the luncheon will have an opportunity to discuss the import of the text, especially as it applies to Saint Michael's College. Limit for the luncheon is 20 faculty members. Luncheon will be supplied. The event is being organized by the Edmundite Center for Faith and Culture. Contact persons are Trisha Siplon and David J. Theroux, SSE.