You can’t ‘just’ be a poet—which when rent is due is absolutely true—therefore we get pretend titles like Ambassador and Legislator and Seer. The upside is that we are free (or, downside, forced) to find or invent roles for ourselves (and our poems) that engage differently with the material demands of our culture.
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Are you an Obie? Do you want to learn more about the Oberlin Conservatory of Music’s presence on social media? Or, alternatively, do you want to learn more about me, Will Roane, who manages the Conservatory’s social media presence?
You can! Tomorrow, from 1-5 pm, yours truly will be in Stevenson Lounge in Bibbins Hall to answer your questions, hear your thoughts, and give you free candy. It’ll be a great time. Come out and say hi!
Playfest is a two-day festival/event that focuses on ideas and ideals of play. Featuring artists, filmmakers, and musicians from around the world, the event includes artist talks, workshops, community art practice, film screenings, and two concerts. All events are free and open to the public.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, March 13
3 pm, Oberlin Conservatory, Bibbins TIMARA Studios: Brian House, Artist talk
4 pm, Oberlin Conservatory, Bibbins TIMARA Studios: Jordan Bartee, Artist talk and Workshop
8 pm, Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin Conservatory: Concert featuring musicians from around the world in playful and expressive musical events.
Saturday, March 14
10:30 am What Can You Do? Oberlin Public Library: Brenda Hutchinson
What Can You Do? is a celebration and reclamation of public space through direct interaction among strangers. This invitational performance by Brenda Hutchinson will take place as part of the PlayFest.
3 pm, Science Center, Nancy Dye Lecture Hall
Video Screenings featuring artists from around the world
6:30 pm, Fairchild Chapel, Oberlin College
Concert featuring musicians from around the world, in playful and expressive musical events.