Michael Kelleher, Director of the Windham-Campbell Prizes, joined us this morning for a presentation on Yale's upcoming 4th Annual Windham-Campbell Festival, a celebration of outstanding authors of fiction, non-fiction, and drama. Each of this year's nine prize recipients were awarded unrestricted $150,000 Windham-Campbell grants in recognition of their literary achievements or their potential.
The festival takes place this year from September 19th-21st and includes Hilton Als and Stanley Crouch among the awardees. Legendary musician, songwriter, and National Book Award-winning author Patti Smith will provide the keynote address.
More information about the festival, which provides access to these outstanding authors, is free and open to the public, can be found at www.windhamcampbell.org.
Other items of note:
If you know any students between the ages of 5 and 15 who want to learn how to swim, or who already know how to swim and want to improve, encourage their families to sign them up for free swim lessons this fall taught by Yale students. Lessons are taught at Payne Whitney Gymnasium (70 Tower Parkway) and will be held on 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/30, 11/6, and 11/13. Contact Haley Mitchell-Adams for more information and to sign up: (203) 747-5120, firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for an informational flier--feel free to share!
Yale Pathways to Science invites all local students in grades 6-12 to more than 100 free programs and events on Yale's campus throughout the year which, through hands-on activities, demonstrations and lectures, and research opportunity, foster curiosity and support students in honing the skills necessary for scientific inquiry. A calendar of events can be found here. If interested in signing up for the Yale Pathways to Science newsletter, e-mail email@example.com.
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