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Upcoming Events at Falvey Memorial Library

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 1:30 PM in

Please join us on Wednesday, March 29 at 1:30 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library for the Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Speaker Series lecture featuring Father Michael Di Gregorio, OSA, Prior Provincial.

Father Di Gregorio will present “The Birth of a Mission to South Philadelphia Italians: A Friars’ Tale.” The talk will focus on addressing the formation of the Italian-Augustinian Mission to the immigrants of Philadelphia at the start of the 20th Century—all of the challenges, opportunities and achievements. The talk will represent an aspect of Father Di Gregorio’s article: “The Mission of the Italian Augustinians in the United States, The First Thirty-Five Years: Laying the Foundation,” in Analecta Augustiniana, Vol. LXXVIII, 2015.

The Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Speaker Series began in 2009 and celebrates Italian-American history and culture. It is made possible by the generous support of Alfred S. Mannella, ’58 VSB.

This event, sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

 
Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 7:00 PM in

Please join us on Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library for a reading and talk given by Reginald Dwayne Betts, one of the Literary Festival’s featured speakers. Betts is the author of a memoir and two books of poetry. His memoir, A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison (Avery/Penguin, 2009), was awarded the 2010 NAACP Image Award for non-fiction. His books of poetry are Shahid Reads His Own Palm (Alice James, 2010) and Bastards of the Reagan Era (Four Way Books, 2015). Betts is a 2010 Soros Justice Fellow, 2011 Radcliffe Fellow, and 2012 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow. In 2012, Betts was appointed to the Coordinating Council of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention by President Obama. He is a graduate of Prince George’s Community College, the University of Maryland, the MFA Program at Warren Wilson College, and is currently a student at Yale Law School.

This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the Department of English, Gender and Women's Studies, Africana Studies, Irish Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Honors College and The Writing Center, is free and open to the public.

 
Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 7:00 PM in

Please join us on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library for a reading and talk given by Jennifer Haigh, one of the Literary Festival’s featured speakers. Haigh's newest book, the novel Heat and Light, looks at a community divided by the controversy over fracking. She is the author of the short story collection News from Heaven and four other critically-acclaimed novels: Faith, The Condition, Baker Towers and Mrs. Kimble. Her books have won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction, the Massachusetts Book Award and the PEN/L.L. Winship Award for outstanding book by a New England author, and have been published in sixteen languages. Haigh's short fiction has appeared in The Atlantic, Granta, The Best American Short Stories and many other places. Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, she now lives in Boston.

This event, co-sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, the Department of English,Gender and Women's Studies, Africana Studies, Irish Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Honors College and The Writing Center, is free and open to the public.

 

 

Looking for a venue to host your event or meeting? All events in Falvey are organized by the Library's Communications Department. If you have any questions regarding events, please email: libraryevents@villanova.edu.

 

 


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