Humanities Happenings (8/31-9/4)

Incorporate some humanities into your Labor Day festivities! Film, poetry, and great discussions will make your holiday weekend complete.

Overland Park: Cinema Conversations

Did you know that National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15th? Commemorate it early at the Rio Theatre with a screening of Mi Primera Boda (My First Wedding) a film described as “story of accidents, chaos, and errors; be prepared to laugh all the way.” Watch a 30-second preview:

The screening is followed by a bilingual discussion in English and Spanish led by Louis Imperiale of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The event is part of the Latin American Cinema Festival, a film discussion series that runs through September 21st. The Festival is sponsored by Sociedad Hidalgo. August 31st at 11:00 AM. Click here for details.

Wyatt Townley Photo by Terry Weckbaugh

Wyatt Townley
Photo by Terry Weckbaugh

Topeka, Harper, and Newton: One Poet Laureate, Three Events

There are three opportunities to see presentations by Wyatt Townley, Poet Laureate of Kansas in the coming week. On September 2, Townley joins past Poets Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg and Denise Low for “Poets Laureate Three,” a reading and discussion at The Garden House in Topeka. Sponsored by Kansas Area Watershed Council. September 2nd at 11:00 AM. Click here for details.

On September 4th, Townley presents “Coming Home to Poetry” in two Kansas communities. Townley will be at the Harper Public Library at 2:00 PM and at the Newton Public Library at 7:00 PM.

Many more events are happening in September. Click here for the full KHC Calendar.