Sheridan College and Ucross Foundation are pleased to present acclaimed novelist Yaa Gyasi for a discussion of her breakthrough novel, Homegoing, on Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Whitney Building (W153). Yaa Gyasi is the author of the highly acclaimed debut novel Homegoing and recipient of the 2017 PEN/Hemingway Award. Gyasi’s brilliant and relevant novel moves through histories and geographies and captures—with outstanding economy and force—the troubled spirit of our own nation. An illuminating speaker, Gyasi captivates audiences with her sincerity and compassion. In September 2016, she was chosen by Ta-Nehisi Coates as one of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 honorees. Born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, Gyasi is a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and lives in Berkeley, California. The program is free and open to the public.
Join us for an evening of great entertainment, sweet treats, appetizers, and wine as we enjoy great music by Energy City Voices, local talent, and the University of Wyoming Happy Jacks! Tickets are $75. All proceeds will benefit the Energy City Voices. If interested in a reserved table, please contact Dennis Gilbar at 307-681-6360. Hope to see you there!!
Tickets are $5 and available at the door. SC students admitted free. Introduction by Adam Jahiel With Ran, legendary director Akira Kurosawa reimagines Shakespeare’s King Lear as a singular historical epic set in sixteenth-century Japan. Majestic in scope, the film is Kurosawa’s late-life masterpiece, a profound examination of the folly of war and the crumbling of one family under the weight of betrayal, greed, and the insatiable thirst for power. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbbfDntoRRk
Sam Mihara is a member of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation, a museum created in 2011 at the camp site in Wyoming. Sam has also told his story at numerous schools, colleges and Department of Justice offices. This lecture is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Wyoming Humanities Council and Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum.