Sneak Peek at ‘Wonderland Unbound’

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On Thursday, April 17, the facade of USC's Doheny Memorial Library will be transformed for Wonderland Unbound, a special Visions & Voices event commemorating the tenth anniversary of the USC Libraries Wonderland Award. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Hunting of the Snark, and rare materials from the USC Libraries' Special Collections will come alive through the magic of projection mapping and digital animation. Watch this brief preview (no sound), and then RVSP online. The event begins at 8:00 p.m. in front of Doheny Library.

Luce Foundation Supports USC Summer Kambun Workshop

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Thanks to a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, graduate students from North American universities will receive financial support to attend the USC Summer Kambun Workshop in the USC East Asian Library from July 14-August 8, 2014. Keep reading for more details about this year's workshop.

Wonderland X Call for Entries

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The USC Libraries are now accepting submissions for the Tenth-Annual USC Libraries Wonderland Award. Submissions are due Tuesday, April 1, and the winners will be announced at an award reception at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17. Keep reading to learn more about the award, or visit the Wonderland Award page for full contest rules and guidelines.

Exhibit Explores Career and Legacy of Dance Pioneer Rudy Perez

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On Tuesday, the Visions & Voices event Unperformable honored the legacy of dance pioneer Rudy Perez with a special performance and an exhibit of rare items from the USC Libraries' Rudy Perez Archive. Now, those items are on display inside the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library, located on the second floor of Doheny Library. Stop by before noon on Monday, March 10, to see the exhibit.

Film Scores From Dimitri Tiomkin Collection Inspired Closing Ceremony Music at Sochi

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On Sunday, the world heard orchestral music derived from film scores in the USC Libraries' collections. The 2014 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies in Sochi, Russia, opened with twelve minutes of music by Russian-born composer Dimitri Tiomkin, who scored such films as High Noon, The Alamo, and It's A Wonderful Life. Tiomkin's music manuscripts—along with handwritten sketches and other rare materials—are housed in USC's Cinematic Arts Library, and orchestrator Patrick Russ consulted Tiomkin's original scores prior to arranging the music for the Sochi show.

Discover the Art of Latin American Books (And Make Your Own) at ‘Subversive Works/Sustainable Art’

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On Friday, February 28, the USC Libraries present Subversive Works/Sustainable Art—a workshop, panel discussion, and exhibition exploring the artistry and social vision of Latin America's book-making traditions. Keep reading to learn more about the Visions & Voices event.

Media Coverage of 26th-Annual Scripter Ceremony

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Several major entertainment news publications covered the 26th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award, which honored author Solomon Northup and screenwriter John Ridley for their contributions to 12 Years a Slave. The event was featured in articles by the New York TimesLos Angeles TimesThe Hollywood ReporterVarietyDeadline HollywoodThe Wrap, and HitfixThe Hollywood Reporter's awards columnist Scott Feinberg later offered his analysis of 12 Years a Slave's win, and Jinny Choi also covered the Scripter ceremony for the Daily Trojan, noting that the event's proceeds benefit renovations to Leavey Library.

’12 Years a Slave’ Wins USC Libraries Scripter Award

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Screenwriter John Ridley joined family members of nineteenth-century author Solomon Northup to receive the 26th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award for “12 Years a Slave.” Selection committee co-chair Howard Rodman announced the winners at the black-tie event on Saturday, Feb. 8, at USC’s Doheny Memorial Library. 

How to Watch, Comment on 26th-Annual Scripter Award Ceremony

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On Saturday, February 8, Doheny Library hosts the 26th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award ceremony. Beginning at 7:20 p.m., watch a live webcast on the Scripter website. Join in the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #USCScripter, and if you're at the ceremony, share your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #USCScripter.

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‘Variety’ Features Scripter Award and Libraries’ Role in the Art of Adaptation

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Variety recently featured the USC Libraries Scripter Award, emphasizing the annual honor's emphasis on the art of adaptation. In her story, Maane Khatchatourian quotes USC Libraries Dean Catherine Quinlan and film critic Leonard Maltin, a longtime member of award's selection committee. The USC Libraries present the 26th-annual Scripter Award this Saturday, February 8 at a black-tie ceremony in Doheny Library. Keep reading to learn more about the Variety article.

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