Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The First Night

Our project is under way and off to a good start.

Who read what:
Emily: "Letter to a Writer's Workshop" from Meditations from a Movable Chair by Andre Dubus
Laura: a passage from the chapter "Looking Around" by Anne Lamott from Bird by Bird
Todd: Two poems by Dean Young: "Instructions for Living" from Strike Anywhere and "Sneeze Ode" from Embryoyo
Nate: "Making Best of the Holidays" from James Tate's The Lost River and four of his own poems: "Cliff Huxtible, OBGYN," "Theo Huxtible Meets Eddie Winslow at NYU," "Hell Yes," and "At First I Thought It Was Ted Stevens from Cursive"
Angela: Three of her own poems: "Abandonment," "Glass," and "Seek And..."
Derek: Two of his own poems: "The Way Snow Falls" and "A Blue Memory of Photographs and Weather in the Closet Breakdown"

So far next week readers include Nate, Angela, Lindsay, Laura, Matthew, and Derek
McSweeneys was mentioned last night and today I heard about this one: Drowning Man, a resource for locating magazines to which you can submit
Gnarls Barkley is having a Haiku contest; submit here

Our next meeting is on Monday, February 26, at 7PM. Again, we will meet in the Writing Center, RB291. Bring your friends and acquaintances. Come to read, or just to listen.

Friday, February 9, 2007

The Writers Community of Ball State University is on the Launching Pad!

On Monday, February 19, 2007,
we will hold our first ever meeting.
Festivities begin at 7 p.m.
and will last until 8:30 p.m..
We will meet in the Writing Center,
located in Robert Bell 291. Help us
launch this project by joining us
to read, listen, chat, and otherwise
celebrate the written word.