Morningside College students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community friends are invited to attend the following Writing on Wednesday events.
Writing on Wednesdays (WOW) meets most Wednesdays throughout the school year from 12:45 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. 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. All events will be held in the Hickman Dining Room of the Olsen Student Center, except where noted otherwise.
Sept. 7: Harry Potter Talk: Predictions for Book Seven.
Sept. 14: Teachers and Future Teachers Workshop: Strategies for Large Classes.
Sept. 21: UPS Auditorium. Michele Arduengo talks about scientific writing and editing Cell Notes.
Roadman Lounge. Journey Through the South: Dr. Pam Mickelson’s May Term Trip students share reflections on their pre-Katrina travel to New Orleans and other Southern Cities. This is an ACAS event.
Oct. 5: Students from the 2005 Undergraduate Research Symposium share projects.
Dr. Susan Burns and psychology students preview this year’s symposium.
Oct. 12: Dr. David Chobar reads and talks about the creation of his children’s book Rocky, the Crockey-dile.
Roadman Lounge. Celebration of Shel Silverstein’s books. Children of all ages invited. Bring new or gently used stuffed animals for the Council of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.
Spoonholder Café. Get out your pens and fire up the muse for a Halloween poetry and story contest, sponsored by the office of Public Relations. Participants are asked to write a short story or poem that has a Morningside College connection and submit it for judging by Oct. 25. Submit short stories with 1,500 maximum word limit or poems with a maximum of 40 lines to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will receive Spoonholder Café gift certificates in the amount of $50 for first place, $30 for second place, and $20 for third place.
Randolph Room. Students from Jim Scholten and Donna Galati-Huls’s Academic Reading and Writing classes read personal narratives.
Nov. 9: UPS Auditorium. Students from Dr. Marty Knepper’s May Term Iowa Film Tour share their reflections on Madison County bridges, the Field of Dreams, Star Trek’s Captain Kirk’s future birthplace, etc. This is an ACAS event.
Nov. 16: Art Moss and Dr. Marty Knepper present a sneak peak at Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, scheduled to be performed at Klinger-Neal Nov. 17-20.
Nov. 30: Tug Buse reads an original story “The Pirate Crew Sets Sail.”
Dec. 7: Morningside College students from Dr. Sean Meehan’s “American Literature and Culture” class will read from their memoirs.