Vox One, the award-winning a cappella jazz quintet, makes its Colby debut with its unique blend of blues, folk, and gospel music. Composed of faculty members at the Berklee College of Music, they have toured throughout the U.S. and in Japan and opened for Ray Charles, Chicago, The Persuasions, The Bobs, The Woody Herman Orchestra, and the Count Basie Orchestra.

Contact: Deb Ward, djward@colby.edu, 207-859-5670


A local taxidermist will join Lunder Curator for Whistler Studies Justin McCann in discussing parallels between early 19th-century Americans’ fascination with re-animating life and the artistic practice of John James Audubon.

Contact: Jordia Benjamin, jordia.benjamin@colby.edu, 207-859-5613


Audubon’s bird illustrations are known for their lifelike qualities, capturing both the bird’s behavior and its environment. Join Frank Guarnieri and Margaret Aiken, Linde Family Foundation Coordinator of School and Teacher Programs, as they discuss the process and importance of researching the insects from these illustrations.

Contact: Jordia Benjamin, jordia.benjamin@colby.edu, 207-859-5613


A faculty violin recital featuring Jinwook Park, violin, and Yuri Funahashi, piano. The duo joins forces to perform three lyrical gems by Schumann, Prokofiev, and Brahms.

Contact: Deb Ward, djward@colby.edu, 207-859-5670


Lunder Curator of American Art at the Colby Museum and co-curator of Marsden Hartley’s Maine Beth Finch will lead weekly tours for the public for the run of the exhibition.

Contact: Museum of Art: museum@colby.edu, 207-859-5600


Lunder Curator of American Art at the Colby Museum and co-curator of Marsden Hartley’s Maine Beth Finch will lead weekly tours for the public for the run of the exhibition.

Contact: Museum of Art: museum@colby.edu, 207-859-5600


Lunder Curator of American Art at the Colby Museum and co-curator of Marsden Hartley’s Maine Beth Finch will lead weekly tours for the public for the run of the exhibition.

Contact: Museum of Art: museum@colby.edu, 207-859-5600


Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, the Kristina Stahl Writer in Residence, is the author of two novels, Ms. Hempel Chronicles, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and Madeleine Is Sleeping, a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. Her fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including The New YorkerPloughsharesTin House, The Georgia Review, and the Best American Short Stories 2004, 2009, and 2016. The recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and an NEA Fellowship, she was named one of “20 Under 40” fiction writers by The New Yorker. She lives in Los Angeles with her family. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program.

Contact: Professor Micheal Burke, mdburke@colby.edu, 207-859-5267


Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, the Kristina Stahl Writer in Residence, is the author of two novels, Ms. Hempel Chronicles, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and Madeleine Is Sleeping, a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. Her fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including The New YorkerPloughsharesTin House, The Georgia Review, and the Best American Short Stories 2004, 2009, and 2016. The recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and an NEA Fellowship, she was named one of “20 Under 40” fiction writers by The New Yorker. She lives in Los Angeles with her family. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program.

Contact: Professor Micheal Burke, mdburke@colby.edu, 207-859-5267

Fiction Reading: Oct. 24, 7:00 p.m., Robinson Room, Miller Library.


Vievee Francis is the author of three books of poetry: Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State University Press, 2006), Horse in the Dark (winner of the Cave Canem Northwestern University Poetry Prize for a second collection, Northwestern University Press, 2016) and Forest Primeval (winner of the Hurston Wright Legacy Award and the 2017 Kingsley-Tufts Poetry Award). Her work has appeared in numerous print and online journals, textbooks, and anthologies, including Poetry, Best American Poetry 2010, 2014, 2017, and Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry. She has been a participant in the Cave Canem Workshops, a poet in residence for the Alice Lloyd Scholars Program at the University of Michigan, and teaches poetry writing in the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop (USA, UK, and Barbados). In 2009 she received a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, and in 2010, a Kresge Fellowship. She serves as an associate editor of Callaloo and an associate professor of English (creative writing) at Dartmouth College. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program.

Contact: Professor Micheal Burke, mdburke@colby.edu, 207-859-5267