Women of Substance Festival 2017

Be the Change

March 31-April 8, 2017

The Women of Substance Festival seeks to inspire women to lead and influence through art and ideas, igniting women’s innate power, consciousness and sense of justice. Launched in 2016, it’s designed to build on the success of twenty years’ worth of Women of Substance performances at The O’Shaughnessy.

Women of Substance Festival is simultaneously a celebration and a call to action. It's a chance to acknowledge the journeys taken by individual women, and the results of their actions on the worlds around them.

Please use this calendar to plan your own exploration of the festival. Additional events will be added.

Date(s)

Time

Event

Location

3/31

7:30pm

Lizzo in concert

The O'Shaughnessy

3/31

7:00-8:30pm

Poetry as a Conversation with Something Better: a Reading by Naomi Shihab Nye and Ibtisam Barakat 

Wisdom Ways

4/1

morning TBA

Sharon Isbin Master Class

MacPhail Center for Music (tentative)

4/2

2:00pm

Sharon Isbin & Isabel Leonard, Music of Spain

The O’Shaughnessy

4/3 10:00am

Lectio Divinia: Mornings of Reflection During Lent

Wisdom Ways
4/3 6:30pm Hedgerow Initiative: Women & Christianity: Resilient Women, Emergent Church Wisdom Ways

4/4

6:00-8:30pm

Very Young Girls documentary screening (tentative)

TBA

4/5

7:00pm

The Bonnie Kelly & Joan Kelly Distinguished Scholar Lecture, featuring Rachel Lloyd

The O'Shaughnessy

4/6

7:00pm

Form the Heart as it is: A Spring Harvest of Poems and Songs

Wisdom Ways

4/8

9:00am-5:00pm

Transforming Soul & Society

Wisdom Ways

4/8

time TBA

Senior Juried Exhibit

Catherine A. Murphy Gallery

 

WoS FEST is supported by The O’Shaughnessy, Saint Catherine University, The Bonnie Jean and the Joan Kelly Distinguished Visiting Scholar fund. Additional support is provided by The Saint Paul Foundation and Wisdom Ways, Art Works of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Minnesota State Arts Board.