Art, Music, and Literature Events Coming to Payson Library this April

Guest Post by Shea McCollum, Library Marketing Assistant.

Payson Library is pleased to announce an exciting month of arts, music, and literature events coming to Pepperdine this April.

Photograph of the Woolsey Fire smoke cloud taken from lower dorm road on Pepperdine's campus
Photograph of the Woolsey Fire near Pepperdine’s Campus, taken by Nicole MacDonald

This month will kick off with the Radical Beauty Book Launch and Reading on Monday, April 1st from 11 AM to noon in the Surfboard Room. Radical Beauty is an anthology of poetry, photographs, memoirs, and artwork about the community of Malibu in the wake of the Woolsey Fire. Selected contributers, including some Pepperdine students, will read from their work and the current and upcoming Malibu Poet Laureates will talk about the process of assembling this anthology.

Pepperdine Art Showcase

The second arts event coming to Payson this April is the Junior Art Show Opening, which will be held on Thursday, April 4th from 5 to 6 PM in the library’s Exhibit Gallery. This reception and gallery opening will be held in celebration of Professor Ty Pownall’s students and the art that they have created this year.

Photograph of Guitar Students in Concert by Sherry Yang
Photograph of Guitar Students in Concert by Sherry Yang

On Tuesday, April 9th from 5 to 6 PM, the students of distinguished professor of music Christopher Parkening will give the last of their monthly guitar concerts this year. Professor Christopher Parkening is one of the world’s preeminent virtuosos in classical guitar.

Cover of Pepperdine's Expressionists, a literary magazine
Pepperdine’s Expressionists, a literary magazine

Finally, the Expressionists literary magazine will be holding a launch party for this year’s edition on Wednesday. April 10th in the Kresge Reading Room from 11 AM to noon. Join us to hear some of Pepperdine’s undergraduate contributors read from their featured work.


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Art, Music, and Literature Events Coming to Payson Library this April
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