National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

Rutgers, The State University of NJ


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Camden Center for the Arts
Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Tel: 856/225-6306
Fax: 856/225-6597
http://rcca.camden.rutgers.edu

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Storytelling Workshops: Not So Scary Stories

Storytelling Adventures Series for RCCA’s 2013 Program for The Big Read, featuring not so scary books and stories inspired by author Edgar Allan Poe, such as “A Dark, Dark Tale”, and “The Crow: A Not So Scary Story”. You can’t miss “Tall Tales with Kyle J”— Everyone’s favorite storyteller, Kyle Jakubowski, will weave his delightful word magic and captivate pre-school aged children through interactive storytelling. Each session includes several stories, which the children help to tell through call-and-response, creative movement, and other ways that provide engaged learning and encourage a love of words and an interest in reading. After the story, the children will create an artwork inspired by one of the stories. Who Should Attend: Children aged 4-8 with their parents or guardians. Groups of 10 or more interested in attending should reserve space by calling Miranda Powell at 856-225-6202

Event Location: Camden County Library System Nilsa I Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch, 301 N. 5th Street, Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Date: Wed, Oct 30, 2013
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Date: Sat, Dec 7, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Concurrent Exhibitions: Poe in Popular Culture and Dark Eye Glances: Romantic Impulse in Landscape

The concurrent Poe exhibitions "Dark Eye Glances: Romantic Impulse in Landscape" and "Poe in Popular Culture, Selections from the Museum of Edgar Allan Poe," are curated by RCCA Associate Director for Education, Noreen Scott Garrity and Professor Bruce Garrity, Department of Fine Arts. Dark Eye Glances features contemporary forms of landscape infused with elements of Romanticism, mystery, and imagination, and includes a wide range of artwork. Exhibiting artists include John Walker, John Lees, Gregory Euclide, Rebecca Saylor Sack, Colleen McCubbin Stepanic, and others. "Poe in Popular Culture" comes from the Museum of Edgar Allan Poe in Richmond, Virginia and includes illustrations, movie posters, advertisements, photographs, and more.

Event Location: Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building, 314 Linden Street, Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Date: Mon, Nov 11, 2013 – Wed, Nov 13, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Thu, Nov 14, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Date: Fri, Nov 15, 2013 – Sat, Nov 16, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Nov 18, 2013 – Wed, Nov 20, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Thu, Nov 21, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Date: Fri, Nov 22, 2013 – Sat, Nov 23, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Nov 25, 2013 – Wed, Nov 27, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Dec 2, 2013 – Wed, Dec 4, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Thu, Dec 5, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Date: Fri, Dec 6, 2013 – Sat, Dec 7, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Dec 9, 2013 – Wed, Dec 11, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Thu, Dec 12, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Date: Fri, Dec 13, 2013 – Sat, Dec 14, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Dec 16, 2013 – Wed, Dec 18, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Date: Thu, Dec 19, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Date: Fri, Dec 20, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

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Keynote Session: Lecture: Poe and the Detectives

Tyler Hoffman, Ph.D., will lecture on Edgar Allan Poe and detective fiction. Poe is often considered the progenitor of detective fiction. The lecture will take place in the Stedman Gallery from 12:15 - 1:15 pm. Everyone in attendance will receive a copy of Poems and Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe. Dr. Hoffman is the author of three books–Robert Frost and the Politics of Poetry (University Press of New England, 2001; winner of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Studies Book Award); Teaching with The Norton Anthology of Poetry: A Guide for Instructors (Norton, 2005); and American Poetry in Performance: From Walt Whitman to Hip Hop (University of Michigan Press, 2011). He has published many articles and book chapters, including on John Brown and children’s literature; American Civil War verse; American political poets and naturalism; Walt Whitman; Emily Dickinson; Vachel Lindsay; Robert Frost; Wallace Stevens; Elizabeth Bishop; Gary Snyder; Thom Gunn; and the contemporary slam poetry scene. He is past president of the International Robert Frost Society, and currently serves as editor of the electronic Whitman studies journal The Mickle Street Review and associate editor of the Robert Frost Review.

Event Location: Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Stedman Gallery, 314 Linden Street, Camden , NJ 08102, Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Date: Thu, Nov 14, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

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Kick Off Event: Poe Out Loud Celebration

The Poe Out Loud Kick-Off Event features local writers, scholars, actors, artists, businessman, and more who will recite or provide dramatic readings of works by Poe in the Rutgers-Camden Gordon Theater. A copy of The Poems and Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe will be provided for each participant. The concurrent Poe exhibitions in the adjacent Stedman Gallery will be open for gallery tours.

Event Location: Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Gordon Theater, Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Date: Tue, Nov 19, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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"Shades of Poe" performance and Gallery Tours on Camden's 3rd Thursday

Join us on the 3rd Thursday in November for a special Big Read Event: a special theater performance of Shades of Poe, presented by Fractured Mirror Productions will take place at 5:30 pm. A free copy of Poems and Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe will be given to each attendee. The Stedman Gallery will also be open so that you can view the two concurrent exhibitions: Dark Eye Glances: Romantic Impulse in landscape and Poe in Popular Culture, Selections from the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Richmond, VA. Staff will be on hand to provide gallery tours.

Event Location: Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Stedman Gallery & Gordon Theater 314 Linden Street, Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Date: Thu, Nov 21, 2013
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

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Lecture: Curators Gallery Talk in the Exhibition, Dark Eye Glances: Romantic Impulse in Landscape

Co-curators of the exhibition Dark Eye Glances: Romantic Impulse in Landscape, Bruce Garrity, Faculty, Department of Fine Arts and Noreen Scott Garrity, Associate Director/Education, Rutgers-Camden center for the Arts will provide a gallery talk and tour of the exhibition.

Event Location: Stedman Gallery, Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Date: Tue, Nov 26, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

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Artist Panel Discussion Dark Eye Glances

An Artist panel discussion will be held, followed by a reception for the exhibition, Dark Eye Glances: Romantic Impulse in Landscape. Four of the exhibiting artists will discuss their work in terms of the themes of the exhibition, such as romantic and or gothic style, landscape, etc.The panel will be moderated by Co-curator, Bruce Garrity.

Event Location: Camden Center for the Arts, Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Date: Tue, Nov 26, 2013
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm

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Lecture: Poe and the Philadelphia Gothic Tradition

Ellen Malenas Ledoux, Ph.D., will lecture on Poe's connection with Philadelphia. The city has its own Gothic tradition dating back to Charles Brockden Brown's writing in the 1790s. Dr. Ledoux's work has focused on the reciprocal influence between British and American writers, so she can also reference how Poe's work has transnational influence, and how it forever shaped the short story. Ellen Malenas Ledoux is an Associate Professor at Rutgers University, and specializes in Romantic and Gothic literature. Her recent book, Social Reform in Gothic Writing: Fantastic Forms of Change, 1764-1834 (Palgrave Macmillan 2013), examines the relationship between Gothic texts and social reform in transatlantic writers of the Revolutionary period. Her current project, Laboring Mothers: Reproducing Women and Work in the Romantic Era, focuses on the material challenges of motherhood faced by women working in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries as represented in literature, art, and popular culture. She has published articles in Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture and Women’s Writing. Her most recent article on Mary Robinson and George IV appeared in Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History (BRANCH).

Event Location: Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Stedman Gallery, 314 Linden Street, Camden, NJ 08102, Camden, NJ 08102-1405

Date: Mon, Dec 2, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

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