Writer Barbara Kingsolver charmed an audience of more than 600 people in Murchison Lane Auditorium Thursday night with the same grace and humor she uses to hook readers. Kingsolver presented Sweet Briar College’s 2013 Julia B. Waxter Environmental Forum, an annual lecture series focusing on environmental concerns.
Sweet Briar research biologist Lincoln Brower’s most recent trip to observe overwintering monarch butterflies in central Mexico included rewarding highs and distressing lows.
Endstation Theatre Company and Sweet Briar College will host a reading of “In Sweet Remembrance” by playwright Tearrance A. Chisholm at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in Pannell Gallery. A reception follows the event, which is free and open to the public.
It’s the people — classmates and lifelong friends, professors and staff — who keep Katherine Powell Heller ’78 connected to Sweet Briar. But lately the mother of two grown daughters says her thoughts are drawn to her college days for reasons she never expected.
Participants are in for a special treat as Sweet Briar College hosts its fifth annual Creative Writing Conference for undergraduate students, March 21-24. The conference coincides with the College’s Julia B. Waxter Environmental Forum, which will host a reading and conversation with bestselling novelist Barbara Kingsolver Thursday night.
Sweet Briar College’s agrarian past is the focus of the upcoming exhibition “ ‘I have lately bought me a Plantation’: A Brief Survey of Farming and Land Use at Sweet Briar,” which opens at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in Whitley Gallery at Sweet Briar Museum.
Sweet Briar College will host a screening of the 2012 Indian documentary “In God’s Land” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in Tyson Auditorium. The film will be followed by a Q&A session with the director, Pankaj Rishi Kumar.
Whether it’s the life-changing discovery of penicillin or X-rays, or the first chocolate chip cookies, innovation often happens by accident. In Leah Busque’s case, genius struck overnight — a “cold winter night in Boston,” to be exact.