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Posted by Cindy Yong at 12:20PM
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Blog posting by Cindy Yong, Writing; Biology '16, Eagleville, PA, FLEFF Blogger

     A long list filled with FLEFF filmings, lectures, book readings, and concerts entices you.  Even with such an ensemble of choices, you’re left wanting more.  Why?  Every devoted FLEFFer encounters this dilemma – the events outnumber you.

     Face the reality.  No matter how strong the desire, one person can only physically attend so many events.  Two or more sought out events might play at the same time or conflict with personal schedules.

     Prepare for some hard choices, groans, and anguish.  Remember that whichever FLEFF event you scale, balance, and sacrifice against the other, you will rarely feel disappointment.

     Start to plan and tailor the FLEFF experience.  Minimize any conflicts and maximize your time during FLEFF week, April 6th-12th.  Do your best to attend these FREE campus events open to the public:

1. Opening Lecture with Patrick Grossi '03
Monday, April 6th at 7:00pm in Textor Hall 103
      An IC alum, Patrick Grossi (Cinema and Photography '03) will share a historical narrative on the loss of homes and depopulation in Philadelphia.  Grossi brings a light to this issue with his project, Funeral for a Home.

2. Opening Concert: Carmen's Habitats
Tuesday, April 7th at 8:15pm in Hockett Recital Hall
      Hockett Hall breathes music with its acoustic design.  Treat your senses with Carmen’s Habitats, which will appeal to opera enthusiasts.  Program follows: Carmen Fantasy, Carmen Fantasy Nocturne, Seguidilla, Carmen Fantasy Aragonaise, Nighthawks, Habanera, and Bolero.

3. Book Launch: Sorayya Khan's novel CITY OF SPIES
Wednesday, April 8th at 6:00pm in the Handwerker Gallery
      Seats will clamor and clutter quickly for the book launch of Sorayya Khan's newest novel, City of Spies.  This political and coming-of-age novel provides an insightful look into a family's life in Pakistan.  Copies will be available for purchase.

4. Poetry of Resilience screening
       A 40 minute film on the lives of six people who survived tragedies and expressed these experiences through poetry.  These six poets individually survived Hiroshima, the Holocaust, China's Cultural Revolution, the Kurdish Genocide in Iraq, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Iranian Revolution.  Hear their stories.
Watch the trailer 

5. FLEFF Lab Friday
Friday, April 10th in Clark Lounge, Campus Center
        The entire day will include conversations with multiple festival guests such as Juan Agustin Marquez, Sorayya Khan, Claudia Pederson and Nicholas Knouf, Rodrigo Brandao, and Karin Chien to name a few.  This dialogue serves as a chance to interact with the people behind the showcased FLEFF events.


What on-campus FLEFF events attract and anguish you?

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