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February 2019

Douglas Rawlings, Poetry Reading

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Farmington Public Library, 117 Academy Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States

Doug Rawlings, author of Orion Rising and co-founder of Veterans For Peace, shares his poetry. This event is part of the New Commons Project's consideration of Thanhha Lai's INSIDE OUT & BACK AGAIN, a young adult verse novel that tells the story of a…

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Keynote Event: Tara Weikum, “Editing INSIDE OUT & BACK AGAIN”

February 27 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington, Academy Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States

Join Tara Weikum (Vice President and Editorial Director at HarperCollins Publishers) as she shares her experiences of working as editor of Thanhha Lai's INSIDE OUT & BACK AGAIN.

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March 2019

The New Commons Film Series: SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY (with Will Bonsall)

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington, Academy Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States

The New Commons Film Series presents SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY, a 2016 award-winning documentary that explores the pressing seed issues of the day, from the loss of global seed diversity to biotech patents and the corporate take-over of seed. Will Bonsall, locally grown, nationally…

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Exhibit of the FEDCO SEED CATALOG (Farmington)

March 15 - June 12
Mantor Library, University of Maine at Farmington, 116 South Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States

The FEDCO SEED CATALOG, which began as a price list in 1978 and morphed into a work of political, social and agricultural commentary with a dash of humor and graphics, will be on view March 15-June 12 at UMF's Mantor Library as part of…

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Exhibit of the FEDCO SEED CATALOG (Phillips)

March 15 - June 12
Phillips Public Library, 96 Main Street
Phillips, ME 04966 United States

The FEDCO SEED CATALOG, which began as a price list in 1978 and morphed into a work of political, social and agricultural commentary with a dash of humor and graphics, will be on view March 15-June 12 at the Phillips Public Library. An opening…

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Workshop with Laressa Dickey, “Diligence, Devotion, Common(s)ense: Shopping for Poems in the Fedco Seed Catalog”

March 25 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Merrill Hall (Room 223), University of Maine at Farmington, Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States

Many chart the year by the annual dreaming we do while thumbing through (or scrolling through) a seed catalog. Thoughts and inklings of herbs, vegetables, fruits become places that are walked off, plotted out, tilled, worked over, and seeded with what we wish to…

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Laressa Dickey, “From the Association of Stubborn Folks: All them pretty houses won’t feed them people”

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Farmington Public Library, 117 Academy Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States

How do we make a life in a place? How do we become of that place? How, when we leave that place, can it be that it never lets us leave? What is the mark it makes? How do we come to terms with…

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Keynote Event: C.R. Lawn, “The FEDCO SEED CATALOG: More Than a Marketing Tool”

March 27 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington, Academy Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States

C.R. Lawn, the founder of Fedco Seeds, will tell how its graphic-laden, horticulturally-rich, liberated literacy offered tools to combat the corporate takeover of the seed industry, restore the seed commons and teach others how to rein in out-of-control privatization and uber-marketed corporate capitalism run…

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Meet the Energy Behind FEDCO Seeds

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fedco Seeds, 688 Bellsqueeze Road
Clinton, ME 04927 United States

What does it take to run a $5 million consumer-worker cooperative, filling more than 40,000 orders a year of everything from seeds to trees? Talk with workers who own this 40 year-old business and watch them in action. Limited to 12. Register at goldleaf@maine.edu…

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April 2019

Steven Pane, BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 6 “PASTORAL” (Franz Liszt piano transcription)

April 10 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Nordica Auditorium, University of Maine at Farmington, 224 Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States

World-class pianist and UMF Professor Dr. Steven Pane performs Franz Liszt's 1838 piano transcription of BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY NO. 6 "PASTORAL." Dr. Pane has performed at universities and in major halls throughout the country including the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, Aaron Davis Hall in New…

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Steven Pane, BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 6 “PASTORAL” (Franz Liszt piano transcription)

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Nordica Auditorium, University of Maine at Farmington, 224 Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States

World-class pianist and UMF Professor Dr. Steven Pane performs Franz Liszt's 1838 piano transcription of BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY NO. 6 "PASTORAL." Dr. Pane has performed at universities and in major halls throughout the country including the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, Aaron Davis Hall in New…

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Haffner Sinfonietta Conducted by Jinwook Park, BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 6 “PASTORAL” (with Introduction by Steven Pane)

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nordica Auditorium, University of Maine at Farmington, 224 Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States

The 32-piece Haffner Sinfonietta (conducted by Jinwook Park) visits Farmington to perform the entirety of BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY NO. 6 “PASTORAL." Dr. Steven Pane (Professor of Music at UMF) will provide an introductory lecture.

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