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Volume 26, Number 5 — May 2019

AAME speaker series continues

Chris Slaughter
Chris Slaughter

By Leslie Grace | A! Magazine for the Arts | September 26, 2018

Arts Alliance Mountain Empire continues its Speaker Series with talks by Libby Falk Jones and Chris Slaughter.

Jones speaks at the Bristol Public Library, Bristol, Va., Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. Jones is a photographer and retired professor of English at Berea College, Berea, Kentucky. She speaks about “To the Ice: Images of Antarctica.”

As a professor at Berea College, she taught courses in creative, academic, professional and contemplative writing. She’s published extensively in the fields of writing and learning, visual learning, women’s academic vocations, utopian communities and faculty development. Her poems and essays have appeared in “Low Explosions: Writings on the Body,” “New Growth: Recent Kentucky Writings,” “Connecticut Review,” “Poetry as Prayer: Appalachian Women Speak” and “I To I: Life Writing by Kentucky Feminists,” among others. Her photography has been exhibited locally and regionally and is part of the permanent “Art As Healing” collections at three Kentucky hospitals.

In photographing ice, mountains, sea, sky and wildlife in the Antarctic summer, she investigates the surprising beauty of this unique landscape. She will talk about these photographs and the experience of Antarctica.

Chris Slaughter speaks about “Radio Frankenstein: 20th-Century Madmen and Their Monsters” Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.

Slaughter is an associate professor of theatrical design and theater history at King University, Bristol, Tenn., and is also the artistic director of King University’s Twin City Radio Theatre. Celebrating its 10th year, the Twin City Radio Theatre’s mission is to produce classic old-time radio plays and provide a unique theatrical experience for contemporary audiences, not unlike what studio audiences might have experienced during a live broadcast in the 1940s or ‘50s.

In honor of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” Slaughter discusses the ways that novel has been adapted for radio. Twin City Radio Theatre presents live performances from selected productions to illustrate the talk and entertain the audience.

Topics: Literature