English Department Faculty & Student Reading Series

Have you ever wondered what kind of work your fellow students and faculty write? Well your chance to hear from some of them is coming soon! On Wednesday, October 21st, at 7 p.m. the English Department is having its first ever Faculty & Student Reading Series. The series will be online via Microsoft Teams and run to about 8:30. The readers for this series include Elizabeth Asmus, Amelia Boylan-Knorr, Dr. Rebeca Meacham, and August Wiegman. Each reader will have between 10-15 minutes to read their work.

Dr. Case, one of the professors who put this together, gave a bit of insight as to why she and Dr. Williams decided to put together this reading series:

“Dr. Williams and I came up with the idea to have a student & faculty reading series for a few reasons. Mainly, we’re excited about the idea of showcasing faculty and student work and providing a platform for UWGB writers to talk with one another about their creative interests and inspirations. Readings are a huge part of the creative writing community and having a regular event that gives people the chance to share the things they’re creating with the university and the larger community seems so important, particularly right now, when everyone is more isolated than usual.

We’re still working through some of the specifics, but our basic plan is for each reading to include 3-4 students and one faculty member and to feature a variety of genres. We’ll have a brief Q&A at the end of the event to give audience members a chance to ask the readers questions about their work. Down the line, we may even have themed readings that focus on specific genres or approaches, such as romance, science fiction, fixed-form poetry, etc.
I’m so excited to have the chance to listen to everyone read, and I’m really looking forward to the event next week!”

You can find the link for the Reading Series below!

Hope to see you there!