Two Important Awesome Events This Week

The Sixth Annual In Print Festival at Ball State University

Vouched Presents: Ling, Pritts, Harriell, Ford, and Blanchard

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Alabama Student Exchange

As the other side of the Alabama-BSU student exchange, four Writers Community members–Layne Ransom, Jeremy Bauer, Elysia Smith, and myself (Tyler Gobble)–will be traveling to Alabama at the end of March. As part of this experience, we will be reading at The Slash Pine Poetry Festival and visiting the university. To help promote and raise funds for this trip, we have decided to hold a fundraiser on Kickstarter. Here is the page. For this, we will be creating chapbooks, broadsides, and eventually videos. Any support, whether it be promotional or financial, is greatly appreciated. Feel free to message me at tlgobble(at)bsu(dot)edu with any questions or concerns. Thank you in advance for your support.

Sincerely,

Tyler on behalf of Elysia, Jeremy, and Layne


Two Writers Community-Related Readings

1. As part of the BSU and University of Alabama Creative Writing Exchange, we are hosting Alabama faculty and writer, Brian Oliu, and a group of University of Alabama undergraduate writers. An exciting aspect of their visit is an opportunity to publicly read original poems, stories, and essays.

Tuesday, February 22nd at 7:30 pm, Bracken Library room 104. Refreshments will be served.

2. As part of their prize for winning last fall’s Undergraduate Writers Gala, Layne Ransom, Lindsey P. LaVal, and Spencer McNelly will each have to the opportunity to read for 10-15 minutes.

Tuesday, March 1st at 7:30 pm, Bracken Library room 104.

Please, come out and support these awesome writers and the Writers Community.


READINGS IN INDY

Between now and March 26th, there is going to be four, count it four, sweet readings in Indy. I’m going to all four (hopefully), and if any other Writers Community members are interested, I’m all for getting a group together for each of these.

Mark Halliday
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23
Eidson-Duckwall Recital Room, Robertson Hall at Butler University
Read some Halliday at Poetry Foundation

Terrance Hayes
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24
University of Indianapolis
Read some Hayes at Poets.org

Bob Hicok
7:30 p.m. Monday, March 7
Johnson Room, Robertson Hall at Butler University
Read some Hicok at Poetry Foundation

Vouched Presents…Nate Pritts, Drew Blanchard, Derrick Harriell, Ashley Ford, and other local writers
7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26
Big Car Gallery
Keep up-to-date at Vouched Online

In my opinion, these are all can’t miss events. Real cool opportunities to see an amazing variety of writers without traveling very far.


Faculty Poetry/Fiction Reading

So, this Thursday 7:30 pm at the Heorot, Peter Davis, Michael Meyerhofer, J.Y. Sexton, and our very own Writers Community advisor Todd McKinney will be reading. It’s even on Facebook. It’s gonna be rad. It’s 21+, which is ah bummer, but….

Here are some things by Peter Davis that I think are awesome.

HEY this is a cool poem by Michael Meyerhofer

J.Y. Sexton is at HOBART, WOAH

Todd writes long poems. BUT THEY ARE GOOD LONG POEMS.

Well, I hope to see you there.


Back To School: Boo! Back to Writers Community: Woo!

Hey Writers!

Hope you are having a great break. As we are a mere one week away from the new semester, we wanted to email you to update you on some early semester activities.

We will be meeting the first Tuesday at 8 pm in the Writing Center. We will be sticking to the same time and place as last semester. So hope to see you then.

Also, Vouched Books, founded by Writers Community founder Christopher Newgent, is hosting a reading January 15th in Indianapolis with readings by BSU professor Sean Lovelace, 2010 In Print Visiting Editor Matt Bell, Aaron Burch, and Andy Devine. This reading is going to be stellar, and we are hoping to have as many WC members there as possible. If you are interested in going (and hopefully contributing some gas money) or would like to volunteer to drive, then please let us know accordingly.

Also also, Angie Vanderluit on behalf of Blacklist Promotions, Full Circle Arts Co-Op, is seeking articles, essays, short stories, art, and poetry covering a variety of topics such as Feminism, Equality, and Health for a zine for distribution during Women’s Week in March. Email her at akvanderluit@bsu.edu by January 21st if you are interested.

Also also also, we have signed up to receive 10 free issues of the April issue of Poetry Magazine for a book discussion. We will give these out on a first reply basis in order to have a discussion and help celebrate National Poetry Month. Please let us know asap if you want to be a part of this.

Also also also also, Cathy Day, our BSU professor and good friend of the Writers Community, wanted me to share this link with you all. Some of you had shown interest in going to this year’s AWP Conference, which is a cool idea, and this would help with one of the expenses.

Also also also also also, some of our fellow BSU writers, including WC Officer Elysia Smith, 2010 Gala Winners Layne Ransom and Lindsey LaVal, and the wonderful WC contributor Ashley Ford, have a new group blog called Chick Litz. It is definitely something to check out.

Well, please let us know if you have any suggestions or ideas for Writers Community. We hope to see you very soon.


THIS READING YOU ARE GONNA WANNA GO TO