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Poet and Critic Alicia Ostriker Hosted by Eagle Pond Author's Series at PSU October 31

PLYMOUTH, —  The Eagle Pond Author's Series at Plymouth State University will present a free reading by poet and critic Alicia Ostriker at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 31 in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts.

Ostriker is a poet, critic and activist known for her intelligence and passionate appraisal of women's place in literature, and for investigating themes of family, social justice, Jewish identity and personal growth.

Ostriker told Contemporary Authors: "People who do not know my work ask me what I write about. I answer: love, sex, death, violence, family, politics, religion, friendship, painters and painting, the body in sickness and health, joy and pain. I try not to write the same poem over and over. I try to stretch my own envelope, to write what I am afraid to write."

Twice a National Book Award finalist, Ostriker has published 14 volumes of poetry including The Book of Life: Selected Jewish Poems 1979-2011, No Heaven, The Volcano Sequence and The Imaginary Lover. Her critical work includes the now-classic Stealing the Language: the Emergence of Women's Poetry in America, and The Mother/Child Papers, which was reprinted recently by the University of Pittsburgh Press.

Now in its 16th year, the Eagle Pond Author's Series is a tribute to Donald Hall, one of the nation's most beloved poets and authors. Hall remains the heart and soul of this series and is instrumental in bringing nationally and internationally revered poets to the PSU campus.

Hall will be on hand to introduce Ostriker, and both will stay after the reading for an author's reception and book signing

Free tickets for the Eagle Pond Author's Series are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869, and are highly recommended. The series is presented with generous support from the Follett Higher Education Group (PSU Bookstore).

Last Updated on Monday, 28 October 2013 11:31

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PSU Trick or Treating is Tuesday, October 29 (125)

PLYMOUTH — PSU is once again hosting area children for the annual Trick or Treat program in the residence halls.

This event takes place Tuesday, October 29, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. All area children through grade five are welcome.

Prospect Dining Hall will be offering free admission for children 5th grade and under, dressed in costume and accompanied by an adult. The Union Grille in the Hartman Union Building will offer up to four free drinks with the purchase of a pizza.

The residence halls will have events taking place in their lobbies, rec areas as well as some door to door trick or treating. Students will also have collection boxes in all the lobbies for canned goods and items for the PSU student food pantry. Pemi, the PSU Panther, will be on hand to help celebrate. For more information or questions, contact Debbie at 535-2260.

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Speare Targets Men's Health with It's A Guy Thing

PLYMOUTH — By men, for men, about men . . . Speare Memorial Hospital is hosting its signature men's health event—It's a Guy Thing: Part Deux—on Tuesday, October 29 beginning at 5 p.m., at Biederman's Deli and Pub on Main Street in Plymouth.

Doors open with a soup/sandwich buffet, cash bar, beer and wine tasting. Speare's Director of Anesthesia Dr. Tim Lyons will be the evening's host and open the formal presentations at 6 p.m., beginning with Dr. Thomas Jackson, urologist with the Concord Hospital Center for Urologic Care. Dr. Jackson will be addressing new prostate cancer screening recommendations, as well as "Low T" diagnosis and management planning. He will be followed by Ophthalmologist Dr. John Richards who will address the eye health and the aging.

Tickets for the event are $10 each and available in advance at: Speare Memorial Hospital, White Mountain Eye Care & Optical at Boulder Point and online at www.spearehospital.com. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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Microsoft Office basics covered in Laconia Adult Education class

LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education is offering a four week Microsoft Office Basics: Word, Excel, Etc. computer class beginning on Tuesday, October 29 and Thursday, October 31, 2013. The class will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Laconia High School.
This course will allow individuals who are only slightly familiar with Microsoft Programs to get a leg up and learn all the tips and tricks that make each program easier to use. This class is designed for people who already work with these programs, but do not feel thoroughly knowledgeable.
Students will learn about formulas and pivot tables in Excel, how to create spreadsheets and some additional tips for Word. The class content is flexible, and will be based in some part on student needs. Students will need to bring a flash drive to class to save their personal files.
Along with learning how to navigate through these Microsoft programs the class will be teaching beginner skills in each application that will allow you to easily create and format your letters in Word, apply the spreadsheet capabilities of Excel to everyday use.
To enroll in the class or for more information, call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 October 2013 11:21

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