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Celebrate music, drama, dance, fine arts, and literature throughout
April during the annual 
Literary & Fine Arts Festival April 3 - May 3.

April 3
"Speak Easy" launch party
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. • The Hive

The “Speak Easy” Launch Party will kick-off the 2018 Literary & Fine Arts
Festival by celebrating the winners of the League for Innovation Student
Literary Competition, the rebrand and relaunch of The Alternative (Eastfield
College’s student-produced visual art and literature magazine), and featuring
an interactive public artwork by Tierra Firme.

The League for Innovation Student Literary Competition Award Ceremony
celebrates winners in the categories of poetry, fiction, essay, and one-act play.
The winners will participate in the EFC Student Readings afterward.

Tierra Firme: Land Loom
Analise Minjarez and Sarita Westrup artist talk and workshop
Noon-2 p.m.  VIBee Lounge
Participants will collaborate with the artists on a woven artwork reflecting
the landscape and architecture of the campus.

Exhibit continues through May 3

April 4
Haiku Workshop
10:10-11:05 a.m.  G101/102
Explanation, demonstration, and then on-hands workshop on how to write
a haiku (three-line poem with 17 syllables, 5/7/5 syllable count), with the
goal of creating haikus for the Haiku Wall.

Pop Culture and Classical Literature Presentation 
10:10 a.m. • Pleasant Grove campus
2 p.m. • G101

April 5
Pop Culture and Classical Literature Exhibition
11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. • Pleasant Grove campus
Exhibit continues through April 12

Jazz Under the Stars
5-7 p.m.  Lower Courtyard

April 10
Eastfield's Got Talent Auditions
2-6 p.m. • C135
Contact mimthurn@dcccd.edu
Step 1: Sign-up. 
Step 2: Choose an audition time. 

April 11
Dance and Snack
12:30 p.m. • Lower Courtyard
This free outdoor dance concert features work from the dance department’s
technique classes (ballet, modern, and hip hop), as well as work from selected
student choreographers. Hosted by the Eastfield Dance Company.

The Et Cetera's Poetry Slam
5:30 p.m.  G101
Students are invited to compete for prizes by reading or performing their
original poetry. Sign-up starts at 5 p.m. 

April 12
Tierra Firme Workshop
Noon-2 p.m. • VIBee Lounge
Participants will collaborate with the artists on a woven artwork reflecting
the landscape and architecture of the campus.

Digital Media Workshop
11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.  L116

Gallery Show: H. Schenck
Opening reception 6-8:30 p.m.  Gallery talk 6:45 p.m.  H Gallery
H. Schenck’s work explores the inherent potential of various materials, such
 as foam, fabric, wood, and found objects, “using the discovered traits as a
language.” In "Runaway Boy," he makes use of seemingly disparate objects
and materials, “each acting as a single word within the context of a sculptural
 sentence. The result is an exhibition/narrative about deconstructing the
human experience.”

Exhibit continues through May 11.

April 16
Lecture: Pass the Camera: Reflecting on Photojournalism by Kael Alford
12:30 p.m.  G-101/102
Photojournalist and documentary photographer Kael Alford will present her work 
and discuss her professional trajectory over 20 years, the shifting journalism landscape, 
and her own changing perspectives on photography and teaching photography as tools 
for social impact. Alford, who also teaches news photography at Eastfield, has documented 
political conflict, underrepresented communities and cultural identity in photographs that 
have been published in magazines and newspapers around the world. Her work from Iraq 
is included in the book and exhibition "Unembedded: Four Independent Photojournalists 
on the War in Iraq."

April 18
Creative Workshop with Kerian Massey
11 a.m. • L108, Pleasant Grove campus
Join Kerian Massey for a journey to the creative side. The versatile East Texas artist will 
show the important role creativity plays even in areas not traditionally associated with 
it and offer strategies to access your inner artist.

April 19
Tierra Firme Workshop
Noon-2 p.m. • VIBee Lounge
Participants will collaborate with the artists on a woven artwork reflecting
the landscape and architecture of the campus.

Play: Anna in the Tropics
7:30 p.m. • Performance Hall
"Anna in the Tropics" is set in Florida in 1929 in a Cuban–American cigar factory,
where cigars are still rolled by hand and "lectors" are employed to educate and
entertain the workers. The arrival of a 
new lector is a cause for celebration, but
when he begins to read aloud from "Anna Karenina," he unwittingly becomes a
catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics, an
d the
American dream prove a volatile combination. (Evening classes can bring their
students for free, but will need to RSVP in advance of the performance dates).
Box Office: 972-860-8381

April 20
Play: Anna in the Tropics
11:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. • Performance Hall

April 23
Lecture: Digital Scholarship by Cody Jackson
11:15 a.m. • G101/102
The Digital Scholarship Committee presents speaker Cody Jackson. His digital
humanities project seeks to recover the poetry of Jim Wheeler, who, in 1997,
ended his life after immense anti-LGBTQ bullying, harassment, and violence.
Using digital methods, Jackson explores the ways in which Wheeler and many
queer people perform the act of archiving and resistance in their everyday lives
and carve space for queer identity in “public” spaces.

April 24
Communications Career Day
11 a.m.  G101/102
Meet media professionals from multiple fields and Eastfield graduates who went
on to communication careers and internships.

April 25
Spring Juried Student Art Exhibition
Reception 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Gallery 219
Exhibit of artworks by students currently enrolled in studio art courses at Eastfield
College. The exhibit features a variety of technical and conceptual art practices in
ceramics, drawing, design, painting, photography, and sculpture. Juried by Dallas
artist H. Schenck.

Exhibit continues through May 4.

April 26
Tierra Firme Workshop
Noon-2 p.m.  VIBee Lounge
Participants will collaborate with the artists on a woven artwork reflecting the
landscape and architecture of the campus.

Spring Dance Concert
7:30 p.m. • Performance Hall
This free dance concert will feature work from professional guest artists in residence 
Jasmine Morris of CholoRock Dance Collective and Yeajean Choi, selected student
choreographers, and faculty members.

April 27
Spring Dance Concert
7:30 p.m. • Performance Hall

May 1
Eastfield's Got Talent Show
6 p.m.  Performance Hall
For audition information, contact melindaimthurn@dcccd.edu


All events are free except evening performances of "Anna in the Tropics."
For individual tickets, call 972-860-8381.
For groups of eight or more, contact dreasons@dcccd.edu

Art gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. 
Contact Iris Bechtol at 972-860-7329 or irisbechtol@dcccd.edu for information.


Events are subject to change. 

Contact dgeorgiou@dcccd.edu