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Faculty members voicing plans for language festival

Monday, October 11, 2004

Plans are now being made by university faculty members for the first-ever regional, multi-disciplinary arts literature festival on language issues at SCSU.

"Voicings," a festival exploring the multiple shapes and forms of language, will be held April 7-8, 2005. Headlining the event will be internationally recognized poet and sound artist Chris Mann presenting the American premiere of a new piece commissioned by the Berliner Festspiele. Another headliner is the band Zeitgeist, a regional contemporary music favorite.

New and experimental uses and views of language and presentation methods will be part of the combination arts festival and scholarly symposium. An exhibition of collaborative work on the quality of women's healthcare as expressed in art is another feature of the festival. The exhibit will include paintings that incorporate popular culture, folk art and creative writing.

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