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Poet Sydney Lea will read from his work at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Skelton Lounge of Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave.
Paul Outlaw will stage “Here Be Dragons,” a solo performance of his own creation at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. In this 90-minute kaleidoscope of characters, Outlaw portrays more than 15 “real” individuals, from a legendary mulatto knight of the sixth century A.D. to a centerian former slave in the 1930s to a homeless gay man of today.
The distinguished woman of letters Maya Angelou will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Bates College on April 3 as part of the college’s annual Founders Day Convocation.
A writer-activist of Puerto Rican and Jewish heritage will discuss political activism during a visit to Bates College at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Doris Kearns Goodwin, noted historian, author and political commentator will discuss the art of biography at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 12, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Representatives of the state’s new female leadership will hold a panel discussion on the power of women in the Maine legislature as part of a Bates College lecture series, “Women and Public Policy in the Next Century.”
The impact of technology on higher education will be the topic of the annual Rayborn L. Zerby Lecture at Bates College. “Will Colleges Disappear in Cyberspace? Information and Education,” will be presented by Albert Borgmann at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Bates College will sponsor the 1997 New England Regional American College Dance Festival Friday, Jan. 17) through Sunday, Jan. 19. Certain festival performances will be open to the public at the cost of $10 for two concerts. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
In commemoration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, and in an effort to encourage literacy, more than 120 students, faculty and staff from Bates College will hold a “read-in” for youngsters in grades K-3 classrooms in Lewiston and Auburn schools on Thursday and Friday .
“Mardi Gras” has been selected as the theme for the 78th annual Bates College Winter Carnival, which includes a ceremonial torch lighting by Gov. Angus King at noon Friday, Jan. 17, on the front steps of the Statehouse in Augusta followed by a relay of the Winter Carnival torch to the Bates campus by student runners.