Saturday, October 11, 2008

We have a new blog address!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

David Foster Wallace furthers another stereotype of writers

Among those of us members of the Writers' Community who graduated this last May, David Foster Wallace was pretty easily the most mocked and mimicked writer. At least a few of us dearly wanted to be him when we grew up.

I just found out that he died this weekend, in an apparent suicide.

I cried when Elliott Smith died, too. I didn't like Elliott Smith as much as I like David Foster Wallace.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Well our first meeting started wonderfully last evening, and I think I can speak for everyone that it was really exciting to see so many new faces.

After some meet and great, we broke out the books and heard:

Ashley Ellison: "Stuff White People Like #105 Unpaid Internships" by Christian Lander, which I understand originated as a blog and then turned into a book.
R Ford: a piece of his own entitled, "The Roar of the Lamb Part 3 & 4"
Shaun Gannon: "The Way Things Are" by his hero Russell Edson and "The Evolution of a Barn," by himself
Todd McKinney: "Slow Dance" by Matthew Dickman (who we learned has a twin brother who also is a writer) from All-American Poem and his own poem "Almost Nine Months Ago"
Rebecca Patrick: "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" by Rudyard Kipling
Tyler Gobble: "Basketball" by G.F. Johnson
Evan Dossey: written in his math class, Evan read "Chocolate Bride"
Andrew Clark-Kennedy: Kurt Vonnegut's "Teaching the Unteachable" and "Doo-wop" by Marvin Bell

Look out for an e-mail from us as soon as we straighten things out with our club e-mail with BSU computing services, and for a new blog. See you next week!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The First Week

Hey all,

Come join us to celebrate our love for the written word!

Once again, it's the start of a new semester at Ball State. This means a new start for the Writers Community and hopefully new faces, too. Our first meeting will be held Monday, September 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the Writing Center of the Robert Bell building. You're invited to bring your own work, work that has inspired you, or just to come listen. We especially love hearing what you've written.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Todd McKinney at Otherwise, we'll see you Monday!

Friday, April 25, 2008

The Last Week

Finals' Week Reading Schedule:

Monday, April 28: Regular Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., RB 291, aka The Writing Center.

Thursday, May 1: Laura Relyea reads with Sarah Marty, 7-8:30 p.m., Bracken 225. Free homemade food.

Bring it! this week!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Hey folks!

Just a reminder that The Writer's Community will not be meeting in our normal location tomorrow night. Instead, we will be attending the Maurice Manning reading as a group. We will be meeting at 6:45 (the reading begins at 7) in Bracken 225. Snacks and refreshments will be served, and this reading also coincides with the release of this year's issue of The Broken Plate. It should be a great evening, and we hope to see you there!

Yeah, I copy/pasted from an email I sent out. Deal. :-D