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Are you a fan of baseball, jazz music, or short stories? If you enjoy one, two, or all three of these American art forms, please join us for the events planned to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication of Ring Lardner’s You Know Me Al, recognized as the first literary baseball fiction. With a lineup that includes public lectures, an academic conference, a flapper ball, and, of course, baseball, there will be plenty of opportunities to experience the best of these three American art forms.
|Date & Time||Event||Location|
|January 29, 1:25-2:20 p.m.||Lecture: Sports and the Absent History of the Harlem Renaissance
R. Baxter Miller, Ph.D.
University of Georgia
|February 10, 1:25-2:20 p.m.||Leagues of Their Own: Women and African Americans in Baseball History
Michael Carter, MS
Sinclair Community College, and
Leslie Heaphy, PhD.
Kent State University at Stark
|April 14, 5-7 p.m.||Conference Opening Reception
Keynote Speaker: Amber Roessner, Ph.D.
University of Tennessee
|April 15, Day||Schuster Hall, Creative Arts Center|
|April 15, Day||Lunch
Plenary Speaker: Roberta Newman, PhD
New York University
|April 15, Evening||Pre-game Picnic and Toledo Rockets at Wright State Raiders Baseball Game
Hal McCoy, Pre-game Speaker
|October 29, Evening||The Sultans of Swing Flapper Ball
|Memorial Hall, Downtown Dayton|
Encountering Shakespeare Scheduled Events
|Date & Time||Event||Location||Curator/Organizer|
|October 20–22, 2016||The 40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference||Wright State University|