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Whatcom WRITES! Winners Read

Whatcom WRITES! Reading

Sunday, February 12, 2012 ,

4:00  - 5:30 PM

Hear winners of the Whatcom WRITES! contest read their entries! The subject this year was ENEMIES. Thirty top submissions have been selected for publication in a commemorative anthology.

Location: Village Books
1200 11th Street in Historic Fairhaven, Bellingham, WA

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Masters of Japanese Cinema

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Masters of Japanese Cinema is a new series for Pickford Film Center, shining a light on the rich history of Japanese cinema, from old masters such as Ozu, Akira Kurosawa and Naruse, to modern masters such as Miyazaki, Kore-eda, and Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Curated by Jeff Purdue, a librarian and professor at Western Washington University.

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The Makioka Sisters

Date: Tues. February 7, 2012   Time: 6 pm
Visit  Pickford.org for additional information

Heads turn as beautiful women in dazzling kimono glide through a cascade of cherry blossoms against a setting sun. Osaka, 1938, and four daughters of an old merchant family face all unknowing the end of a gentler way of life. Adapted from the classic novel by Junichiro Tanizaki - written as Japan burned around him during the War, even as he determined to preserve forever in his art a world he knew already lost - with director Kon Ichikawa (Burmese Harp, Fires on the Plain, etc., etc.) himself recreating the Golden Age of the Japanese Film, another world gone.

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Join theTLA Dialogue this Thurs.

Help decide how to implement the 2011-12 BIG Question:

"How can we engage and connect multiple voices to strengthen Western
as a 21st-century liberal arts university?"

Winter 2012 TLA Session Dates are:
Wednesdays 12-1:20 and 2-3:20 p.m.
Jan. 11, Jan. 25, Feb. 8, Feb. 22, and March 7. 

And on Thurs. 12-1:20 and 2-3:20 p.m.
Jan. 12, Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23, and March 8.

Visit the new TLA website for additional information

Western's Teaching-Learning Academy meets every-other-week in dialogue groups to study and enhance the teaching and learning environment at WWU. In an effort to bring in more voices from across campus - especially students - TLA members makes regular postings on Viking Village, Western's online forum. Here's hoping you'll join the conversation.

To sign up, just email TLA Program Coordinator Shevell Thibou, thibous2@students.wwu.edu

Students: Remember... You may be able to earn Communication 339 practicum credit for participating. Interested? Contact Dr. Carmen Werder, carmen.werder@wwu.edu

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Tonight! Masters of Japanese Cinema-Harakiri

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Harakiri

Date: January 10, 2012, Pickford Film Center

Time: 6:30 
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Pickford Film Center website for listed show time

This well-regarded Japanese drama follows an aging samurai as he attempts to regain his family's honor. In 17th century Japan, a shift in the country's political structure has thrown the feudal Shogun system into disuse. Impoverished samurai wander the countryside, asking wealthy estate owners if they can commit hara-kiri, a grisly form of suicide, on their property.

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The Masters of Japanese Cinema series @ the Pickford Film Center, shines a light on the rich history of Japanese cinema, from old masters such as Ozu, Akira Kurosawa and Naruse, to modern masters such as Miyazaki, Kore-eda, and Kiyoshi Kurosawa. The series is co-sponsored by Western Washington University Libraries, and curated by Jeff Purdue, a librarian and professor at Western Washington University.

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Coffee in the Commons Wed. @ 3

Coffee in the Commons this Wed. @ 3pm

The Library’s Learning Commons closes the term with Coffee in the Commons
during finals week – Dec. 7, Wed, at 3 p.m. in Wilson Library 265 (next to the Media Circulation Desk  – hosted by the Writing Instruction Support program. 
Come check out the print/video resources on teaching writing as well as sample writing assignments/activities and find out more about the Writing Proficiency requirement. 

And, of course, enjoy free coffee/tea!

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Masters of Japanese Cinema-Sansho the Bailiff - Dec. 6

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Masters of Japanese Cinema is a new series for Pickford Film Center, shining a light on the rich history of Japanese cinema, from old masters such as Ozu, Akira Kurosawa and Naruse, to modern masters such as Miyazaki, Kore-eda, and Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Curated by Jeff Purdue, a librarian and professor at Western Washington University.

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Sansho the Bailiff

Kenji Mizoguchi's masterpiece opens in 11th-century Japan with an aristocratic woman Tamaki traveling through the woods with her daughter Anju, son Zushio, and maid. Through flashbacks, we learn that her husband, Taira no Masauji, was a local governor who was exiled because of his honesty and integrity. Before he leaves, he gives his son an amulet of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, and tells him, "Without mercy, man is like a beast. Men are created equal, everyone is entitled to happiness."

 

 

 

Date: December 6, 2011

Time: 6:30  Visit  http://pickfordcinema.org/page/PlayingPFC.aspx

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Local Poet Paul Piper to read @ Village Books July 28


 Local Poet Paul Piper will read from his new work
Dogs and Other Poems

Thursday, July 28, 7:00 pm.
at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Fairhaven

 

 

 

"Dogs and Other Poems by Paul S. Piper is a collection of poems written over the past two years. The poems are whimsical, funny, philosophical and spiritual, and are influenced by the great Japanese poet Kobayashi Issa, and the persona of poems of Robert Aitken (Zen Master Raven), as well as numerous others.  He is currently a librarian at Western Washington University in Bellingham.

Village Books is pleased to carry copies of Paul's latest book, Dogs & Other Poems, as well as copies of his poetry book Now & Then. Please call 360-671-2626 to obtain copies.

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Library Intersession & Summer Hours

Library Intersession & Summer Session Hours

Western Libraries will be open M- F from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, closed weekends, during Intersession (June 16 - 25).  The library will also be open M-F from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed weekends, during Summer Session (June 26 - August 24).

In preparation for the move to its new location in Wilson Library 2 East, the Map Collection will be open by appointment only from June 18 through September 25.  If you need assistance during this time, please contact Rob Lopresti (360) 650-3342 rob.lopresti@wwu.edu or Madeline Kelly (360) 650-4320 madeline.kelly@wwu.edu.

Special Collections will be closed June 18 -22. The Center for Pacific Northwest Studies will also be closed July 2- 6.

The Hacherl Research & Writing Studio staff will be available on call via chat M - F between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm during the intersession, and M - F between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm during the summer session. Please text “STUDIO” to (360) 797-5910 or use the online chat interface.

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