Featured News & Events
Nov. 6, 8:00 PM

The Converse College creative writing program is pleased to announce a reading by award-winning poet Emily Rosko. Rosko is the author of three poetry collections: Weather Inventions ; Prop Rockery , awarded the 2011 Akron Poetry Prize, and Raw Goods Inventory , winner of the 2005 Iowa Poetry Prize and the 2007 Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers from Shenandoah. A reception will immediately follow reading.
Nov. 16-17, 7:30 PM; Nov. 18, 2:30 PM

Inspired by the lives and stories of the women honored by  Celebrating Courage: Commemorating 50 Years of Black Women at Converse , Dance Converse’s  Charting the Future  is an innovative dance collaboration illuminating key aspects of the journeys of these Converse alumnae. Drawing on alumnae photographs and interviews, using spoken word and an inspiring musical score featuring gospel, soul, jazz, and R&B music,  Charting the Future explores themes of inclusion, isolation, and perseverance, revealing a hopeful vision of our future for all Converse women.
Nov. 11, 4:00 PM

British violinist, Sophie Till partners with Pianist Ron Stabinsky for an unforgettable concert in Daniel Recital Hall. Till is Associate Professor of Violin/Viola at Marywood University, PA, Director of the Marywood String Project for children ages 4-18 and Violin Faculty at the Golandsky Institute, NY. In addition to her university teaching, Sophie’s involvement at the Golandsky Institute has led to her teaching becoming internationally known for solving playing-related injuries and for teaching professional orchestral players.
Nov. 29, 8:00 PM

The Spartanburg community is invited to join in a longstanding holiday tradition, the annual student-led Festival of Lessons & Carols. Pre-service music including some of the most beloved traditional carols will begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by the program at 8 p.m. The Converse Chorale, Spartanburg Festival Chorus, Converse Wind Ensemble, and soloists will perform and lead the congregation in singing carols and hymns between verses of the Christmas story, which will be read by Converse students.