Two Really Cool Readings

1. Tuesday, Be Here Now, 9:30 pm, $1 for under 21, Monthly Reading Series, featuring Writers Community Members Ryan Rader, Ashley Ford, and Cody Sean Davis, among others. Also, Ryan will be releasing two chapbooks.

2. Thursday, AJ 225, 7:30 pm, FREE, Creative Writing Faculty Reading, featuring Cathy Day and Matt Mullins, also a soon-to-be-announced Writers Community member will be opening.


Matt Hart/Michael Meyerhofer/Ryan Rader Reading Last Night

Big thanks to these three awesome dudes for putting on one sweet reading!
Great appreciation to those of you who came out!
Extra points for those who bought books!
Buy Matt’s new book here!
Read an interview with Matt here!
Wasn’t that something!?
Wasn’t that awesome!?

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

A few quick things

Tonight, there is a second reading on campus called the Ricki Lake Reading, featuring our own Jeremy and Ryan, at 7:15 pm in HP100. Those guys are everywhere.

Because of the two readings tonight featuring several of our members, we are not meeting tonight.

Also, the Creative Writing in the Community reading for the Creative Writing Department is this Thursday at 6:30 pm at Cornerstone Center for the Arts.

Support writers!

Support the Writers Community’s Members

Tonight, two of our members (Ryan Rader and Jeremy Bauer) are reading for the Movement and Language: A Performance-art based Poetry and Prose Reading at the BSU Honors House at 7:30 pm tonight.

Also, those two gentlemen will be playing with their band, The Bonesetters, as part of National Record Store Day at Village Green Records on Saturday April 17th.

Tomorrow, another Ball State writing organization, Poetic Summit, is hosting an open mic night at 8 pm in the Student Center Terrace Lounge.

Next Monday, campus organization Free the Slaves is hosting a Coffee/Poetry party, featuring WC members Ashley Ford, Luke Boggess, and Daniel Travis, at 8 pm in CP 188.

I should be at these events. I know several other members are planning to go as well. I hope to see you there and there and there and there.