Feb. 8, 2006
“Writing Online for Fun and Profit” is the subject of an event at Morningside College on Friday, Feb. 17, at 12 p.m. in the Hickman Dining Room of the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Avenue. The free event is part of Morningside’s Friday is Writing Day series and is open to the public.
Morningside College students Brooke Sloup, Miranda Galvin, Jess Horsley, Cliff Thompson, David Streeby, Trey Blackburn, and others will read a variety of their online writing. Special guest for the event will be Randy Uhl, Morningside College alumnus and teacher for the Lawton-Bronson School District. Uhl was the 2005 Grand Prize winner of Poetry.com’s Poem of the Year contest, winning $10,000 for his poem titled “Rare Birds.”
Friday is Writing Day (FIWD) meets most Fridays throughout the spring semester from 12 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. in the Hickman Dining Room. The program, now in its 18th year, is designed to feature writers and their works, from journals to published pieces. Writers of all types from the campus and community read their work, followed by informal discussions of the writings. The sessions are free and open to the public. Participants are invited to bring a brown bag lunch or purchase lunch in the college cafeteria.
Additional presentations for upcoming FIWD events include:
February 10: Reflections on Studying Abroad. Morningside College students who studied abroad in the fall of 2005 share their journals and photos.
February 24: Morningside College campus filmmakers Tug Buse, assistant professor of mass communication, and Darija Ljubibratic, webmaster, will read from their screenplays.
March 17: “To Kill A Mockingbird” reading and discussion. Part of the One Book One Siouxland initiative. Various people will share journal entries abut their experiences reading this book.
March 24: National and regional academic conference papers. Morningside College students Joe Maffit, Jess Horsley, Angela Phillips, and Angie Meyer will read from academic papers that will be presented at national and regional conferences.
March 31: The Incredible, Edible Chocolate Book: Food for the Mind and Body. Readings from books with a chocolate theme such as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Water for Chocolate” are featured. Chocolate delicacies will be served.
Wednesday, April 5: (note different date, times, and locations) “Earth Songs and Earth Stories.” Best-selling, award-winning author, musician, and environmentalist Douglas Wood, a Morningside College alumnus, reads from his book “Old Turtle” and discusses his career as a writer and entrepreneur in the arts. This event is slated for 5 p.m. in the Hickman Dining Room. In addition, the author will present “Earth Songs, Earth Stories” a program of songs and stories about nature, Native American legends, and man’s place in the universe, at 8 p.m. in Klinger-Neal Theatre, 1601 Morningside Avenue. A reception and book signing will be held in the lobby of the theatre following the performance.
April 21: Creative Edge Advertising Club: Campaign for Postal Vault. Students from Morningside College’s Creative Edge Advertising Club unveil their 2006 advertising campaign for Postal Vault.
April 28: Winners of the “Kiosk” contest and the Excellence in Writing competition will read from their prize-winning non-fiction, poetry, and fiction. The “Kiosk,” an anthology of creative writing, is published annually by the English department at Morningside.