Columbia and New York City are packed with amazing culture and inspiring art, and there’s never been a better time to experience it first-hand. “Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/theatrically-inclined.

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One Flea Spare

  • March 2 – March 4, Minor Latham Playhouse
  • The Barnard Department of Theatre presents its first play of the Spring semester, Naomi Wallace’s One Flea Spare, set in London in 1665 in the era of the bubonic plague. The play explores identity and power, building towards a radical feminist utopia. With a cast of Barnard and Columbia students, tickets are available for purchase now. 

Nonfiction Dialogues: Emmanuel Iduma

  • March 1, 7:30 pm, Dodge 501
  • The School of the Arts’ Nonfiction Dialogues series returns with a talk with Emmanuel Iduma, author of the travelogue A Stranger’s Pose and his newly-released memoir of the aftermath of the Nigerian Civil War, I Am Still With You. He has received the Windham-Campbell Prize for Literature.

Art + Life Pitching and Publishing Panel: What Do Editors Want

  • March 2, 8 pm, Dodge 501
  • Three publishing industry professionals demystify the pitching and publishing process in conversation with School of the Arts adjunct professor James Yeh. The conversation features Kiara Barrow, a senior editor at Penguin Press and co-founding editor of The Drift, Denne Michele Norris, editor-in-chief of Electric Literature, and Jiwon Choi, editor at Hanging Loose Press. 

2023 Kit Noir Film Festival

  • March 1 – March 5, the School of the Arts
  • The fourth annual Kit Noir Film Festival will examine women’s contributions to the film genre of noir, exploring beyond the stereotype of the “femme fatale.” There will be screenings, including films by Jean-Luc Godard and Alfred Hitchcock, accompanied by conversations with film scholars and women crime writers.

Noir via Bwarchives