Author Sanjena Sathian is the featured speaker at the next Studium Generale, set for Thursday, Nov. 18, on Zoom. Submitted photo

Author Sanjena Sathian is the featured speaker at the next Studium Generale, set for Thursday, Nov. 18, on Zoom. Submitted photo

A&E briefs — Nov. 17, 2021

  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021 1:30am
  • Life

Peninsula Singers recruiting, have rehearsals in Sequim

The Peninsula Singers is working towards a return and is looking for additional singers to bolster its ranks.

This well-established community chorus that features performances of classical choral music and selections from Broadway and popular genres is under the direction of Dr. Jerome Wright with accompanist Mark Johnson. The program for the fall concert has traditionally been in November but has been rescheduled for a January date.

Rehearsals are 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave.

Dues of $100 per semester are asked to help defray costs, including scholarships for local music students. All singers will be required to bring verification of complete COVID-19 vaccination to the first rehearsal. Masks will be worn and social distancing will also be practiced. Singers need to be able to read music, and must have solid choral experience.

For more information, contact Dr. Wright at maestro@olympus.net to discuss participation and schedule an audition.

Reading and talk to feature ‘Gold Diggers’ author

Peninsula College’s Studium Generale program will welcome Sanjena Sathian, an award-winning novelist, for a reading and conversation online at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, on Zoom.

The event is free and open to the public. Join the event at pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/82027861421 (meeting ID 820 2786 1421).

Sathian is the author of “Gold Diggers,” a book long-listed for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize and chosen as an Amazon Best of 2021 pick, a Good Morning America Buzz pick, a best book of April by CNN, Bustle and Entertainment Weekly. She is currently working on the television adaptation with Mindy Kaling’s production company, Kaling International.

Her award winning short fiction, essays, and journalism can be found in The Atlantic, Conjunctions, Boulevard, The New Yorker, The New York Times, TIME and other publications She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she received a Michener-Copernicus Fellowship, and a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow.

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