Masha Hamilton, novelist and journalist, gave a lecture at Tunxis on Wednesday, October 21 on her recent trips to Afghanistan and her work on the Afghan Women’s Writing Project, an online teaching and learning community devoted to writing and sharing the experiences of Afghan women with Western audiences. For more information about AWWP or Hamilton, go to mashahamilton.com
The 3rd annual drum circle gathering, coordinated by Estelle Carenza and James Revillini, assembled in the Courtyard on September 30, 2009. Students and staff were invited to participate in the dynamic, constantly changing arrangement, characteristic of drum circles which produce completely improvised music. Dennis Cotton of Power of the Drum facilitated, bringing over 50 percussion instruments for anyone to use, and occasionally jumping in to orchestrate using simple but effective gestures to shape the rhythm. The response to the event was extremely positive.