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Celebration of children’s books is part of Friday is Writing Day series

February 2, 2018, in Latest News

Morningside College students, faculty and staff will celebrate children’s literature by sharing excerpts from their favorite children’s books at Morningside College at noon on Friday, Feb. 9, in the Hickman Dining Room in the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Ave.

This event, called “A Wrinkle in Time…to Read Children’s Books,” was inspired by the upcoming release of the 2018 movie adaptation of the popular children’s classic “A Wrinkle in Time.” This event will include refreshments and discussion about what it takes to make a children’s book a classic, as well as how impactful children’s stories are throughout the lifespan.

This event is part of the Friday is Writing Day (FIWD) series at Morningside College. For 30 years, FIWD has created an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and community members to celebrate writers and their works across disciplines.

In the past, events have centered around everything from advertisements to research papers and sticky notes to resumes. FIWD events occur throughout the semester, usually from noon to 12:50 p.m. on Fridays. All FIWD events are free and open to the public.

Other upcoming FIWD events include the following:

Feb. 16 – Positive Post-Its. Share positive notes or letters that have been an inspiration and then cover the campus with uplifting messages written on sticky notes. Noon, Room 222, Hickman Johnson Furrow Learning Center, 1601 Morningside Ave.

Feb. 23 – Best of Fact and Fiction. Students from Advanced Fiction and Creative Nonfiction writing classes share their work. Noon, Room 222, Hickman Johnson Furrow Learning Center.

March 16 – One Writer, Many Genres. Dimmitt Fellow Mohana Rajakumar discusses the range of genres in which she works and offers tips for aspiring writers. Noon, Hickman Dining Room, Olsen Student Center.

March 23 – A Website of Her Own. Mohana Rajakumar discusses how she uses her website and social media to promote her work. Noon, Hickman Dining Room, Olsen Student Center.

April 6 – Our Place in Nature. Students share their reflections on their experiences in the natural world via their semester-long blog projects. Noon, Room 222, Hickman Johnson Furrow Learning Center.

April 13 – The World Wars and the U.S., 1900-1945. History students talk about their research papers focused on the World Wars Era. Noon, Hickman Dining Room, Olsen Student Center.

Wednesday, April 25 – Ad Club Presents PRI Orthotics. Advertising students present their multimedia campaign featuring new branding for a nationally-distributed custom medical device. Noon, Hickman Dining Room, Olsen Student Center.

April 27 – Kiosk Celebration. Winners of the Kiosk art and literary competitions share their work. Copies of the Kiosk, Morningside College’s literary and arts magazine, will be distributed. Noon, Helen Levitt Art Gallery, Eppley Fine Arts Building, 3625 Garretson Ave.