The Creative Arts Series at Nicolet College will offer three free events in October. These will include a travelogue on Pakistan and Afghanistan, a session on how to prepare to write a novel and an art exhibit featuring nearly 20 years of theater costumes Kay Anderson designed for Nicolet Players productions.
Here are the details:
Inside Pakistan and Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 18
Think of Pakistan and Afghanistan and many envision countries torn by war and violence. Highly acclaimed filmmaker Marlin Darrah took a deeper look into the cultures and landscape of these two countries and will share what he saw when he presents his travelogue Pakistan and Afghanistan: On the Border and on the Edge at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, in the Nicolet College Theatre.
Admission is free.
Darrah will be on hand to introduce the film and talk with the audience about what it was like to make a film in such an exotic and sometimes harsh location.
In this 85-minute film, he’ll take the audience on a guided tour of village streets and marketplaces, the region’s geographical, cultural and historical highlights, and introduce the people who live there. Among the interviewed are warlords, village headmen, Taliban assassins, peaceful farmers, a wise Pakistan general, and an American woman teaching children in local schools.
Darrah’s documentaries have aired on several major television networks, including PBS, History Channel and Discovery Channel.
Write a Novel in November, Thursday, Oct. 24 – Organizational Meeting
If you’ve always wanted to write a novel, the month of November has been set aside just for you.
Nicolet is again participating in the November is National Novel Writing Month where participants challenge themselves to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days.
Through the Nicolet Library Series, the college will hold four events to help participants met this challenging goal.
All meetings will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Learning Resources Center 205.
The organizational meeting will take place Thursday, Oct. 24; the Kickoff Event, Thursday, Oct. 31; the Halfway Mark Wednesday, Nov. 13; and the Final Pep-Talk and Reporting Tuesday, Nov. 26.
Last year more than 200,000 people from across the country participated in the event, which is also known as NaNoWriMo. Nicolet Library Director Todd Mountjoy will facilitate the Nicolet meetings.
A Celebration of Costumes and Theatre, Saturday, Oct. 12 to Sunday, Nov. 17
Kay Anderson has been designing costumes for Nicolet Players theatre productions for nearly two decades. In this exhibit visitors will see how costume designs have touched the actors and the audience of the Nicolet Players with this retrospective exhibit in the Nicolet College Art Gallery. The Players’ long history of fine theatrical productions has included costumes from the 16th century to the present day. Walk amongst the characters Kay has dressed as they tell you their tale. This is a wonderful opportunity to take a closer look at the handiwork that you may have previously seen only at a distance.
The gallery, located in the Learning Resources Center, is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.