April 15, 2012 in Features

Book Notes: Agosin to speak at GU on Tuesday

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Marjorie Agosin, author, activist, Chilean exile and professor at Wellesley College, will speak at Gonzaga University on Tuesday.

Her talk, at 7 p.m. in the Globe Room of Cataldo Hall, is called “Acts of Resistance: Women and Social Justice in Pinochet’s Chile.”

Agosin’s latest book is “Tapestries of Hope, Threads of Love,” and tells the stories of women who defied the regime of Gen. Augusto Pinochet by embroidering scraps of cloth with images of missing loved ones. These scraps – called arpilleras, meaning tapestries – were smuggled out of the country and began spreading the word about life under the dictator, who ruled from 1973 to 1989.

The following night, Agosin will read some of her poetry during a Holocaust Remembrance at 7 p.m. in the Foley Center Teleconference Room.

Both events are free and open to the public.

‘A slap’ in Metaline Falls

The Cutter Theatre, 302 Park St. in Metaline Falls, will host “A slap in the face of public taste” at 2 p.m. April 22.

Gonzaga University English professors Tod Marshall and Brian Cooney will team with composer Donivan Johnson at the piano for a fun-filled look at the literary, art and musical avant-garde in America and Europe.

This performance will feature poetry, art and music from 100 years ago – works that were considered “a slap in the face of public taste.” It’s being held in conjunction with National Poetry Month.

A reception will follow. Admission is by donation and proceeds will support the theater, a 1912 historic building designed by Kirtland Cutter as the Metaline Falls School. For more information call the Cutter Theatre at (509) 446-4108.

The book on CdA aviation

The Museum of North Idaho in Coeur d’Alene has just released a new book by Eugene Soper about the history of the Coeur d’Alene Airport.

“COE: The First 60 Years” is a paperback filled with 160 photographs and fun facts, said museum director Dorothy Dahlgren. Soper, a well-known local aviator, details the good days and bad days of aviating and shares the biographies of “truly interesting characters.”

The paperback sells for $19.95. Book signings are scheduled for 1-3 p.m. April 22 at the Coeur d’Alene Hastings store, 101 Best Ave., and 1-3 p.m. April 28 at the museum, 115 Northwest Blvd.

Send items for Book Notes to carolynl@spokesman.com. Follow Lamberson on Twitter @clamberson.

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