Major support for The Creative Life is provided by The University at Albany Foundation with additional support from the UAlbany Alumni Association, College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Provost and University Auxiliary Services.Presentation/Q&A — p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus Patricia Smith, four-time winner and the most successful poet in the history of the National Poetry Slam, is also a playwright, essayist, and professor.LUPE UNDER THE SUN (LUPE BAJO EL SOL) Film screening with commentary by writer/director Rodrigo Reyes February 2 (Friday) p.m.Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus (Mexico/United States, 2016, no rating, 78 minutes, color, in Spanish with English subtitles) Rodrigo Reyes’, right, debut fiction feature, LUPE UNDER THE SUN, won the two top prizes—Best Film and Best Narrative Feature—at the 2017 Brooklyn Film Festival.
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO Film screening with commentary by Darryl Pinckney February 9 (Friday) Screening with commentary by Darryl Pinckney p.m. Thursday, March 1, Performing Arts Center, Uptown Campus.
Slam poetry impresario Bob Holman said Smith’s poems, "…sweat up the pages, caress the reader’s eyes, and set fire to the books they’re printed in." Her newest collection is Presentation/Q&A — p.m., Husted Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus Slade and Colin have graciously agreed to fill in for poet Patricia Smith, whose appearance will be rescheduled. will present his new collection of poems, LOUDER THAN A BOMB March 23 (Friday) Film Screening p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus Directed by Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel (United States, 2010, 99 minutes, color) Watch the trailer This award-winning documentary tells the story of four Chicago high school poetry teams as they prepare for and compete in the world’s largest youth slam.
Free and open to the public, the programs are cosponsored by UAlbany’s English Graduate Student Organization, Graduate Student Association, English Department, and the New York State Writers Institute. "Packs a greater emotional punch than any film in current release" ( Archer Mayor, bestselling mystery author, and Rabi Musah, UAlbany chemist March 27 (Tuesday) -- Q&A about the craft of mystery writing with Archer Mayor — p.m., Standish Room, Science Library, Uptown Campus -- Conversation, "Corpses, Blow Flies, and Post-Mortem Forensics" with Archer Mayor and Rabi Musah — p.m., D’Ambra Auditorium, Life Sciences Research Building Room 2095, Uptown Campus Archer Mayor, bestselling mystery author, has also worked for decades as a death investigator for Vermont’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and as a detective for the Windham County Sheriff’s Office.
His Joe Gunther detective series, begun in 1988, has become one of the most critically acclaimed police procedural series being written today.
Set partly in Albany, the 28th book in the series is called it, "Outstanding." Rabi Musah is UAlbany Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Musah Research Lab, where she is pioneering a process to pinpoint a corpse’s time-of-death based on a chemical analysis of blow fly eggs.
A first-of-its-kind dramatic film that uses non-actors who are real farm workers, LUPE follows the grinding routine of an aging Mexican migrant worker in southern California as he comes to terms with his past.