Morningside College students, faculty and staff will do a marathon reading of the best-selling novel “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in Roadman Hall. The event is part of the Friday is Writing Day series at Morningside College.
Morningside College students, faculty and staff will do a marathon reading of the best-selling novel “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in the Roadman Formal Lounge, Roadman Hall, 3600 Peters Ave.
The marathon reading coincides with the recent release of a film adaptation of the book.
Over the noon hour on Feb. 19, the marathon reading will be done in Spanish in Roadman Hall, and students from Alden Stout’s philosophy class will share their thoughts on zombies in the Hickman Dining Room of the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Ave.
These events are part of the Friday is Writing Day (FIWD) series at Morningside College. FIWD meets throughout the spring semester, usually from noon to 12:50 p.m. on Fridays. The program, which has been in existence for over 27 years, 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 writing. All of the sessions are free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch or purchase lunch in the college cafeteria.
Additional upcoming events for FIWD include:
Feb. 26 – The Trickiest of Genres: Self-Reflections and Self-Evaluations. Students, faculty and staff at Morningside – and professionals in nearly every field – agonize over these writing tasks. Morningsiders read from and share advice on this genre. Noon, Hickman Dining Room, Olsen Student Center.
March 18 – Writing on Genocide. Students from Rabbi Guy Greene’s Holocaust: Genocides in Our Time course share their writing on this topic. Noon, Hickman Dining Room, Olsen Student Center.
April 1 – Aging? Who Me? Students from Jessica Pleuss’s Adulthood and Aging class read from their papers on growing older. Noon, Hickman Dining Room, Olsen Student Center.
April 8 – Tribute to “The Jungle Book.” Morningsiders and kindergarteners from Spalding Park Elementary School participate in a variety of interactive literary, art and science activities. Noon, Weikert Auditorium, Buhler Rohlfs Hall, 1701 Morningside Ave.
Monday, April 11 – Eleanor Clift, Distinguished U.S. Journalist. A writer for The Daily Beast and previously for Newsweek, a book author and a regular commentator on MSNBC, Eleanor Clift talks about her writing on politics, leadership and gender. Noon, Hickman Dining Room, Olsen Student Center.
April 15 – Creative Writing. Students from Steve Coyne’s Creative Non-Fiction and Advanced Fiction classes share their writing. Noon, Hickman Dining Room, Olsen Student Center.
Thursday, April 21 – A Tribute to 400 Years of Shakespeare. Local actors and Morningsiders read Shakespeare’s supernatural tragedy “Macbeth.” Read or just listen and enjoy. 7-10 p.m., Roadman Formal Lounge, Roadman Hall.
April 22 – Annual Ad Club Presentation. Ad Club students present their Trucking Moves America Forward creative engagement campaign. The movement is designed to improve the image of the trucking industry. Students’ work is designed for the 2017-2018 campaign. Noon, Yockey Family Community Room, Olsen Student Center.
April 29 – Celebrate Over 75 Years of Publishing Excellence. Kiosk winners read from their writing or talk about their art. Pick up a free copy of the 2016 issue of this award-winning literary and arts magazine. Noon, Helen Levitt Art Gallery, Eppley Fine Arts Building, 3625 Garretson Ave.