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GUEST SPEAKERS

SAT, APRIL 17TH 

Founder of the all-woman maritime group, The Johnson Girls, Bonnie Milner, dives into the traditional history of sea shanties, and leads the cast cast in a live sea shantey sing-a-long.

SUN, APRIL 18TH 

A specialist of early modern French literature, Dartmouth Professor of French and Women's Gender Studies, Faith Beasley, will host a conversation on how women have used literature to engage with social issues of their time. 

WED, APRIL 21ST 

Author, Theologian & Activist, Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, and Actress & Community Advocate, Kaliswa Brewster, discuss the intersection of theology and civil rights in the late 1800's, beginning of the Jim Crow era — when pen/man/ship takes place.

THUR, APRIL 22ND 

Award-winning Playwright, Cori Thomas, Liberian Writer, Womi Neal, and Liberian Actor/Producer, Emery Bright, dive into the political history of Liberia and the colonization movement.

FRI, APRIL 23RD 

Actor, Jared McNeil, who plays Jacob in MIP's production of pen/man/ship, talks with Rwandan writer, Ery Nzaramba, about the journey of leaving their native countries, and the expat experience.

SAT, APRIL 24TH

Award- winning Playwright, Lynn Nottage, and pen/man/ship Playwright, Christina Anderson, discuss the inspiration behind the play.