Author Leanne Grabel teaches language arts and poetry to underserved youth in Portland, Ore. Drawing on her experiences, she has crafted “Call Them Jewels”, a multi-media performance which she will bring to Hastings College on Tuesday, March 26 as part of the college’s Women’s History Month activities. The performance, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Scott Studio Theatre (806 N. Turner Ave.), is free and open to the public.
Hastings College students Abby Phelps ‘13 of Emporia, Kans., Becca Holloway ‘14 of Grand Island, Neb., Emily Funkey ‘14 of Hastings, Neb., and Sallie Myers ‘15 of Thermopolis, Wyo., will play various roles in the production.
Other activities for Women’s History Month include the following free, public events:
Women’s History Month Chapel Service
Wednesday, March 27 at 10 a.m. in French Memorial Chapel (800 N. Turner Ave.)
The Reverend Jean Heriot, Director of Service Learning & Associate Professor of Religion, will give the sermon. SAI, the women’s music fraternity, will sing at the service.
7th Annual Women’s History Month Recital
Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Perkins Auditorium of Fuhr Hall of Music (723 E. 9th St.)
SAI will sing various selections of its choice during this annual event.
Bio for Leanne Grabel
Leanne Grabel is a poet, a teacher, and co-founder of Cafe Lena, site of Portland's longest running poetry open mike. Known for her poetry-based theatrical performances and illustrated poetry chapbooks, including Anne Sexton Was A Sexpot and The Last Weekend of Sylvia Plath, Grabel is currently a special ed and language arts teacher working with underserved youth. A multi-media performance based on her experience called "badgirls" was presented in late 2011. A newly published chapbook of prose poems, badgirls, was the basis of the performance. Grabel's stretched memoir brontosaurus was published in late 2011. Grabel won the Silcox Award in 2012 and is currently working on graphic poetry.