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Humanities, Education, and Arts Team

SJSU Arts/Culture Events

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Upcoming Events at the Beethoven Center

For the most current information on Beethoven Center events, please visit the Beethoven Center's webpage.

  • February 13, 2010. Takács String Quartet. "Razumovsky" Quartet, op. 59, no. 2. Le Petit Trianon, San Jose, 7:00 p.m. Pre-concert lecture by Bill Meredith at 6:15 p.m. Sponsored by the San Jose Chamber Music Society.
  • March 14, 2010. Tilden Piano Trio. Piano Trio in E-flat Major, op. 70, no. 2. Le Petit Trianon, San Jose, 7:00 p.m. Pre-concert lecture by Bill Meredith at 6:15 p.m. Sponsored by the San Jose Chamber Music Society.
  • April 7, 2010, 7:00 p.m. Dmitry Rachmanov, Chair of Keyboard Studies, California State University Northridge. "Beethoven and His Teachers." First Wednesday's Lecture Series. King Library, Schiro Room 550. Free but seating is limited.
  • April 17, 2010. Christopher O'Riley, piano. Concert Hall, San José State University. $100 (including a post-concert reception with the artist), $55, $35, $25. Download the flyer (pdf).
  • April 18, 2010. Young Pianist's Beethoven Competition with Christopher O'Riley, master teacher. Concert Hall, San José State University. Competition: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Free. Master class: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. $15 general / $10 students (under 30) and seniors (65 and above).

Upcoming Events at the Center for Literary Arts

For the most current information about the Center for Literary Arts, please visit their webpage.

Academic Year 2014-2015 Coming  
   
Marilyn Chin Marilyn Chin
February 24 & 25
Marilyn Chin is the author of three collections of poetry: Dwarf BambooThe Phoenix GoneThe Terrace Empty, and Rhapsody in Plain Yellow. Chin has won two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, the PEN/Josephine Miles Award, four Pushcart Prizes, a Fulbright Fellowship, and numerous residencies. Her work can be found in a variety of anthologies, including The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry and The Oxford Anthology of Modern American Poetry. She co-directs the MFA program at San Diego State University.

February 24, 3 pm: Mt. Pleasant High School
February 25: In conversation with Sam Maio, 1:30pm, Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Rm 225-229
Reading and Book Signing, 7 pm: Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Rm 225-229
   
Daniel Alarcon Daniel Alarcon
March 9
The James D. Houston Memorial Lecture
Daniel Alarcon is the author of the novel Lost City Radio and the short story collection War By Candlelight, a finalist for the 2006 PEN/Hemingway Award. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in The New Yorker, Virginia Quarterly Review, Harper's and elsewhere. He is Associate Editor of Etiqueta Negra, an award-winning monthly magazine based in his native Lima, Peru. Alarcon lives in Oakland.

3 pm: Mt. Pleasant High School
Reading and Book Signing, 7 pm: Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 5th Floor, Schiro Room
   
Truong Tran Truong Tran
April 13
Truong Tran is a Vietnamese-American poet and writer living in San Francisco. He has received poetry fellowships from Arts Council of Santa Clara, the California Arts Council and the Creative Work Fund Grant. He teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University and Mills College. He is the author of the poetry collections placing the accents, a finalist for the Western States Book Prize for Poetry; dust and conscience, winner of the 2002 San Francisco Poetry Center Book Award; and Within the Margin.

3 pm: Mt. Pleasant High School 
Reading and Book Signing, 7 pm: Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Rm 225-229
   
Peter Malae Peter Nathaniel Malae
April 21
Peter Nathaniel Malae is the author of the novel, What We Are, winner of the Joseph Henry Jackson Award, and the story collection, Teach the Free Man, a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lion's Award and the Glasgow Prize. He's been a Steinbeck, MacDowell and Arts Council Silicon Valley Fellow. Nine True Love Stories will be published in 2011.

Reading and Book Signing, 7 pm: Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Rm 225-229
   
Tim Cahill Tim Cahill
April 28
The Lurie Distinguished Visiting Writer
A founding editor of Outside Magazine, travel writer Tim Cahill is the author of seven books, including Pass the ButterwormsPecked to Death by Ducks,Hold the Enlightenment and Lost In My Own Backyard. A former longtime Bay Area resident, he now lives in Montana.

A Conversation with Tim Cahill, 1 pm: Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Rm 225-229
Reading and Book Signing, 7 pm: Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Rm 225-229

Lurie Distinguished Visiting Writer
The Lurie Distinguished Visiting Writer, established through the generosity of Connie and Robert Lurie, has brought distinguished authors including Ursula LeGuin, James Kelman, Carolyn Kizer, and ZZ Packer to teach at SJSU for one semester each year.