So there was a heated discussion of fleas and futuristic nanorobots, but of course there was some reading as well.
Brent Royster: a passage from Poetry & Consciousness by C.K. Williams, “Something Like Happiness” by Stephen Dunn, “Herclitus Caters the Philosophy Convention” by Brent Royster
Rebecca Patrick: excerpt from The Picture of Dorian Gray
Andrew Clark-Kennedy: “Lucifer Makes a Snow Angel” by Philip Memmer and “Teetering Lullabye” by Dean Young
Todd McKinney: “The Prepositions” by M. Sharon Olds from Blood, Tin, Straw: Poems; “Invective” by Stephanie Brown from Domestic Interior
Cole Farrell: excerpt from The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Andrew Kmiec: “The Butcher” by Andrew Kmiec
1) This Wednesday night
Motinis (all ages)
2) If you are interested in having feedback for some of your own work, we will start initiating that next week. Just send whatever you have to email@example.com as an attachment by Monday morning, we’ll print some copies out for the next meeting, and whoever wants to give you feedback can do so.
Jessica Manflower – “The Rocker” by Jessica Manflower
Chet Atchison – “Wabash Spring” by Chet Atchison
Rebecca Patrick – “Exuberant Riffs on a Land Run Amok” by Michiko Kakutani
Tara Tuttle – “The Frightening Truth About Desire” by Daphne Gottlieb
Hector Garcia – Dialogue from “Arjuna,” “The Tiger” by William Blake, and “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen
Todd McKinney – Part 4, from A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace and “Confinement” by Tony Hougland on Slate.com 6/24/08
Andrew Kmiec – “Suburban” by Andrew Kmiec and “Making America Stupid” by Nicholas D. Kristof
Andrew Clark-Kennedy – “For David, and for David” by Andrew Clark-Kennedy and “Icarus” by Edward Field
Kate Moreland – “This Person” from No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July
We discussed briefly David Foster Wallace’s death from this weekend, and shared a bit of the sadness. He was certainly a remarkable writer and many of those in Writers Community are/were great fans.
We also learned how to snap properly. Always good to know.
Here’s a super neat event that everyone should know about.
What: 1st Monthly Poetry Reading
Where: Mo Tini’s (you don’t need to be 21 to attend, just to consume alcohol)
When: 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Who: Ryan Rader, Andrew Clark-Kennedy, Zachary Barr, Sean Gannon, and Megan Veit
Facebook event page
Questions? Want to be in one of these? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 greet, 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, Parts 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!