Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes.  Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public. Oct. 14, 3:30 p.m., King's College, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. Free. INFO: (570) 208-5900, ext. 5487. 

O. Henry Award-winning author Marisa Silver will read excerpts from her work during a free public event at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College. Silver is the 2015 Visiting Writer, a program sponsored by the College’s English Department. Silver will also work with English students on their creative writing as part of a two-day campus residency.

Father Patrick Ryan, S.J., the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University, will deliver the 2015 Feast of Saint Francis Lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.

King’s College has named Margaret Kowalsky director of study abroad. Her primary responsibilities will be to advise students on all study, volunteer, and internship abroad opportunities, including the application and visa processes and available scholarships, such as the full-tuition scholarship through the Irish American Scholars program.

Saint Bernardine's Gospel Choir will perform a free concert of traditional gospel songs and contemporary religious compositions at King's College at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, and during the 11 a.m. liturgy on Sunday, Oct. 25, as part of King's “Experiencing the Arts” series.