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  • Friday January 19 2018
    8:00pm Dancing

    Social Dance @ Benjamin Mays Center, Bates College

    Dust off your dance shoes and learn East Coast swing and rumba with the Bates Ballroom Team. A dance lesson is offered from 7–8pm; dancing until 9. FMI
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  • Thursday January 25 2018
    Rob Farnsworth. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

    Literary Arts Live: Robert Farnsworth, poet @ Muskie Archives, Bates College

    Farnsworth founded both Bates’ concentration in creative writing and the Literary Arts Live reading series. A veteran of 26 years at the college, he retires in 2018. He has published three collections of poetry: Three or Four Hills and A Cloud, Honest Water and Rumored Islands. Hosted by Jess Anthony ’96; a book sale and signing follow. FMI or 207-753-6963. View event

  • Monday January 29 2018
    Printmaker Claire Van Vliet cuts a wood block for use with an edition of Shakespeare’s “King Lear” in 1985. (John Somers)

    Text & Image: 60 Years of the Janus Press @ Olin 104

    A talk by MacArthur “genius grant” recipient Claire Van Vliet relating to the Museum of Art exhibition Literary, in which she shows several prints. Van Vliet founded the Janus Press, which publishes collaborative works by contemporary writers, papermakers, printmakers and artists. The Bates museum is a major repository of her work. Reception follows. FMI or 207-786-6158. View event

  • Wednesday January 31 2018
    Journalist James Workman gives the 21st annual Otis Lecture on Jan. 31.

    Otis Lecture: Owning the Wild: How Conservation Markets Replenish the Earth by Harnessing Our Self-Interest @ Olin Concert Hall

    A talk by James Workman, award-winning journalist and the author of Heart of Dryness: How the Last Bushmen Can Help Us Endure the Coming Age of Permanent Drought. The 21st annual Otis Lecture is made possible by the Philip J. Otis ’95 Endowment. Free, but tickets required. FMI 207-753-6950.
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