(Nov. 10, 2009)--The UTSA Friends of Shakespeare and the Department of English will present Pennylyn White in a one-woman performance, "Katherine Anne Porter: A Driving Desire," at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 in the University Center Retama Auditorium (2.02.02) on the UTSA Main Campus. The performance is free and open to the public.
A graduate of Northwestern University, White is an actress, writer and storyteller who has performed in many Broadway plays and worked three years with Second City in Chicago.
The show is a dramatized biography of the life and works of Porter, a Texas-born author (1890-1980), who was raised in San Antonio. Porter is recognized as one of the most important writers of short fiction in America.
In 1965, Porter's "Collected Stories" received the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Awards. Two years later, she was awarded the Gold Medal Award for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was nominated for the Nobel Prize.
Her books, "Flowering Judas," "Hacienda," "Noon Wine" and "Ship of Fools," are known for their exquisite crafting and powerful ironies. Three of her stories, "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall," "The Fig Tree" and "The Circus," were produced as films.
In addition to her writing career, Porter was a journalist, essayist and social activist who traveled extensively in Mexico and Germany and reflected upon the experiences of women in the American South, the Mexican Revolution and pre-Nazi Germany.
For more information, contact Mark Allen at (210) 458-5358.
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Sombrilla, Main Campus
Members of the UTSA community have published “Adapt and Overcome: Essays of the Student Veteran Experience,” an important book to help active duty military and veterans successfully transition to college life. The event includes a panel discussion with UTSA alumni student veterans who contributed chapters to the book. Guests can also purchase the book. All proceeds benefit the UTSA Student Veteran Association.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Graduate School is hosting a panel discussion for all of our current students, alumni and members of the San Antonio community who are interested in learning more about graduate education.
Graduate School and Research Building (GSR 1.204), Main Campus
The annual UTSA Graduate fair gives students an opportunity to meet representatives who can provide the information on admission requirements, fellowship opportunities, and other key information.
University Center, Main Campus
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Durango Building (DB 2.208), Downtown Campus
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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