Gala Winners Reading

I would say that the Gala Winners Reading was a success last night: good turnout, excellent readers, and even some photographic evidence.


Spencer McNelly

Lindsey P. LaVal

Layne Ransom

Also, here is the list of upcoming events I messed up on:
– March 23/24, AJ 175, In Print Festival 6, with Paul Killebrew, Debra Gwartney, Tina May Hall, and the editors of Artifice Magazine. (AND THE RELEASE OF THE 2011 Broken Plate)
– March 26, Big Car Gallery, Indianapolis, Vouched Presents… with (WC member) Ashley Ford, Nate Pritts, Micah Ling, Drew Blanchard, and Derrick Harriel
– April 19, Cornerstone Center for the Arts, The Creative Writing In The Community Class Reading

Thanks to everyone who came to the reading last night. YOU RULE.

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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.


The Broken Plate

The Broken Plate is Ball State University’s international literary magazine, accepting submissions from both students and outside writers for publication in the spring semester. The submission period is from Sept. 1st to Oct. 31st. Currently, we accept creative nonfiction, poetry, and fiction.

Notice how I used the first person plural there? Yes, I am lucky enough to be on the staff for this year’s issue, as a poetry editor. Joining me in the poetry ring will be Writers Community’s own Layne Ransom, along with some of our wonderful classmates. Additionally, Writers Community officer Elysia Smith has been named Lead Fiction Editor. We are all excited to join the ranks of current Writers Community members, such as Ashley Ford, Jeremy Bauer, and Ryan Rader , who have served on the Broken Plate staff.

Have you seen the past two issues? Oh you should! Five bucks will get you both as a special on the Broken Plate website. First person to do a guest post wins a copy of both from me for FREE. E-mail writersatbsudotedu for more info.

I encourage all Writers Community members to represent themselves and the WC well by submitting and hopefully publishing in this year’s issue of The Broken Plate. You could join the likes of Mark Halliday, Jimmy Chen, and Judith Skillman, among others, as writers in past issues of The Broken Plate. Best of luck.

Submission Guidelines