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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 7:30pm

National Poetry Slam champion Buddy Wakefield returning to Antioch College

Three-time National Poetry Slam champion Buddy Wakefield will be returning to Antioch College after a sold-out show two years ago. Performance will be Jan. 27, 2015, 7:30 PM in Antioch College's Theatre Building on Corry Street.

BUDDY WAKEFIELD is a three-time world champion spoken word artist featured on the BBC, ABC Radio National, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, NPR and most recently signed to Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records. In 2004 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Finals thanks to the support of anthropologist and producer Norman Lear then successfully defended that title at the International Poetry Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands against the national champions of seven European countries with works translated into Dutch.

In 2005 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Championship again and has gone on to share the stage with nearly every notable performance poet in the world in 2000+ venues internationally from The Great Lawn of Central Park, Zimbabwe’s Shoko Festival and Scotland’s Oran Mor to San Quentin State Penitentiary, House of Blues New Orleans and The Basement in Sydney, Australia.

In the spring of 2001 Buddy left his position as the executive assistant at a biomedical firm in Gig Harbor, WA, sold or gave away everything he owned, moved to the small town of Honda Civic and set out to live for a living, touring North American poetry venues through 2003. He still tours full time.

Born in Shreveport, LA, mostly raised in Baytown, TX, now claiming Seattle, WA as home, Buddy has been a busker in Amsterdam, a lumberjack in Norway, a street vendor in Spain, a team leader in Singapore, a re-delivery boy, a candy maker, a street sweeper, a bartender, a maid, a construction worker, a bull rider, a triathlete and a facilitator at Quantum Learning Networks. He loves peanut butter, chopping wood, Vipassana and two specific geese, The Colonel and Mrs. Marple. Wakefield is a writer, the elated son of a guitar repair woman, wingman of Giant Saint Everything, and remembers Kirkwood, NY. Sanborn too.

Buddy, an author at Write Bloody Publishing, a queer activist and an original Board of Directors member with Youth Speaks Seattle, is published internationally in dozens of books with work used to win multiple national collegiate debate and forensics competitions. Wakefield, who is not concerned with what poetry is or is not, delivers raw, rounded, disarming performances of humor and heart.

Tickets are free for Antioch College faculty, students and staff, and suggested donation (sliding scale) of $15 for all others. For more information email Jennifer Berman jberman@antiochcollege.org or call (937)768-3183.

- Promotional posters are designed and at the ready on www.buddywakefield.com/booking/. www.buddywakefield.com

LOCATION: Theatre Building

 


 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

"TAG! Territorial Negotiations" participatory painting workshop and discussion

The Herndon Gallery will host a public participatory painting workshop and discussion led by Antioch College art students on the Antioch Solar Farm Fence Project. 

Another fence with a very different set of territorial negotiations exist around the perimeter of the five-acre Antioch College Solar Farm on the south end of campus. This open space, owned by the College, but formerly used by local residents as a public space, has been part of a heated and contentious debate. The eight-foot tall chain-link fence is necessary to protect the one-megawatt solar farm. Therefore, Antioch College art students together with Raewyn Martyn are negotiating the problem within the community. Their research, interviews, strategies and solutions will make up a participatory painting project within the gallery space in this exhibition. 

LOCATION: Herndon Gallery

 


 

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 7:00pm

People’s State of the Union Story Circle

The first forum on January 30 will be a dynamic collaboration with the Performance Program, following the very successful “Contrasts &/or” Storytelling event last term. We will have a People’s State of the Union Story Circle in the CSKC at 7:00 p.m. in collaboration with the US Department of Arts & Culture - http://peoplesstateoftheunion.usdac.us/. At this interactive event, hosts Gabrielle Civil and Mila Cooper along with other facilitators will open the space for members of the Antioch community to reflect on the current state of our union. Stories will be told in small groups and we will end with a collective sharing and (possible spontaneous open mic). This Story Circle will be one of more than 100 circles happening on this theme during the week of January 26th. All are welcome. Contact mcooper@antiochcollege.org or gcivil@antiochcollege.org for more information.

LOCATION: Coretta Scott King Center

 


 

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 8:00pm

Climbing Poetree

Free for Antioch students, faculty & staff and YSHS students $10 suggested at the door for community members
 
Sponsors: 
Global Seminar on Education, Coretta Scott King Center, Office of Community Life, Antioch Performance Program, and Antioch College Alumni Relations
 

LOCATION: Foundry Theater

 


 

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 6:00pm to Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 8:00pm

Village Master Plan Charrette

Imagine living in a community…
…rich with opportunities for personal growth
…where cultural and educational enrichment are part of daily life
…where you can walk or bike to everything you need
…where your lifestyle expresses your deepest values
…where nature is your backyard
…where life is meaningful
 

Antioch College Village can be that place.

 
From March 1-5, 2015 a team of designers and sustainable development experts will be working with Antioch College and the Yellow Springs community to envision a new neighborhood woven into the fabric of the campus. Plan to attend the charrette to learn more and share your ideas!
 

Kick-Off Event & Hands-On Design Session
6:00pm - 9:00pm | Sun. March 1
Work alongside your neighbors to draw your vision for the Antioch College Village.
 
Open Design Studio
9:00am - 6:00pm | Mon. March 2 - Wed. March 4
Stop by the studio to talk with the design team and provide input as ideas evolve. If the lights are still on, drop in!
 
Work-in-Progress Presentation
6:00pm - 8:00pm | Thurs. March 5
See all of the work completed during the week
at the “wrap-up” presentation.

 

LOCATION: Wellness Center

 


 

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Kick-Off Event & Hands-On Design Session

Work alongside your neighbors to draw your vision for the Antioch College Village.

From March 1-5, 2015 a team of designers and sustainable development experts will be working with Antioch College and the Yellow Springs community to envision a new neighborhood woven into the fabric of the campus. Plan to attend the charrette to learn more and share your ideas!

LOCATION: Wellness Center

 


 

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 9:00am to Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 6:00pm

Open Design Studio

Stop by the studio to talk with the design team and provide input as ideas evolve. If the lights are still on, drop in!

From March 1-5, 2015 a team of designers and sustainable development experts will be working with Antioch College and the Yellow Springs community to envision a new neighborhood woven into the fabric of the campus. Plan to attend the charrette to learn more and share your ideas!

LOCATION: Wellness Center

 


 

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Work-in-Progress Presentation

See all of the work completed during the week at the “wrap-up” presentation.

From March 1-5, 2015 a team of designers and sustainable development experts will be working with Antioch College and the Yellow Springs community to envision a new neighborhood woven into the fabric of the campus. Plan to attend the charrette to learn more and share your ideas!

LOCATION: Wellness Center

 


 

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 9:00pm

Reunion & Commencement Weekend

In 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the commencement address to the graduating class. Fifty years later, Antioch College will graduate its first class since reopening. A class of pioneers in their own right, just like many members of the class of 1965 and thousands of alumni in between.

SAVE THE DATE. HELP US MAKE HISTORY.

LOCATION: Antioch College, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387