Screening of "The Namesake" April 26-28

23 Apr

See the film The Namesake in the MW Library  during lunch next week as part of a celebration of India’s rich culture.  It will be shown in three segments on April 26, 27, and 28.  Each day’s showing starts at 11:40am and concludes at 12:20pm.  Feel free to bring your lunch.

The English department is sponsoring a related writing contest for which submissions are due by May 1.  The winner will be awarded a Barnes and Noble gift card.  Here are the contest details:

Option 1: Traditional culture in India is defined by a relatively strict social hierarchy which is reinforced by the fact that many believe gods and spirits have a functional role in determining their station in life.  Write a short story or poem that depicts a narrator/protagonist/speaker struggling to thrive in an egalitarian or patriarchal society.

Option 2: Write a short story or poem that depicts and Indian child’s rite-of-passage and incorporates important aspects of Indian culture.  Using descriptive detail and imagery, your piece must include THREE of the following:

  • Indian religions
  • festivals
  • rituals
  • monuments/architecture
  • costumes
  • music and dance

Be sure to check out the display in the library to spark your interest.  Submit your work to your English teacher by May 1st.  The winner will receive a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble.

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