Poet to Kick Off Writing SeriesIrish poet Joan McBreen will give a reading at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, as part of the BACHE Visiting Writers Series. The event, hosted by the Department of English, will take place at 6 p.m. in the Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th St. South. McBreen’s works have been published widely in Ireland and elsewhere abroad. They have also been broadcasted, anthologized and translated into many languages. Her anthology “The White Page/An Bhileog Bhán – Twentieth Century Irish Women Poets” is in its third reprint.
The BACHE Writers Series presents popular authors who read works and engage in open discussion. Others scheduled to appear include novelists Kathryn Davis on Wednesday, Oct. 30, and Sheri Joseph on Wednesday, Nov. 20.
UAB to Kick Off ‘Big Ideas’ SeriesThe University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Philosophy will host a new series called “Big Ideas” where a professor will address an important philosophical topic, followed by a discussion. It will kick off on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, with Gregory Pence, department chair, who will discuss “Should We Clone People?” The event will take place at 6 p.m. in the Spencer Honors House, 1190 10th Ave. South.
The next in the series will be “When in Rome ... Culture and Morality,” led by David Morrow, assistant professor of philosophy, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 in the Honors House.
Events are free and open to the public. They are co-sponsored by the UAB Philosophy Club.
UAB Piano Series Presents Israeli Pianist Aviram Reichart on Oct. 6The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Music will present Israeli pianist Aviram Reichert in the first performance of the 2013-2014 UAB Piano Series.
Reichert will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. On the program for Reichert’s UAB Piano Series performance are Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata and Piano Sonata, op. 109, and Scriabin’s Sonatas No. 5 and No. 9. Tickets are $15 general admission; $5 for UAB students. Call 205-975-2787 for tickets. Visit www.uab.edu/music.