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Languages and Literature

Gary Dop Poetry Reading

Gary Dop will read from his collection of poems "Father, Child, Water." Dop was awarded the Great Plains Emerging Writer Prize by the 37th Annual Great Plains Writers Conference. His poems have appeared in dozens of national and international journals. He is an English professor at Randolph College. 

Final Thursday Reading Series featuring Tim Bascom

Tim Bascom’s books include the novel Squatter’s Rites and the essay collection The Comfort Trap, in addition to his new memoir Running to the Fire.  He is currently the director of creative writing at Waldorf College.

Open mic signup begins at 7 p.m.; open mic starts at 7:15 p.m. Participants can share five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured reader takes the stage at 8 p.m. Coffee will be served.

Final Thursday Reading Series featuring Joe Benevento

Joe Benevento’s books include three novels, three full-length poetry volumes, two poetry chapbooks and a book of short stories.  He is a professor of English at Truman State University, where he teaches creative writing, American literature and mystery. He also is the longtime co-editor of the Green Hills Literary Lantern.    

Open mic signup begins at 7 p.m.; open mic starts at 7:15 p.m. Participants can share five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured reader takes the stage at 8 p.m. Coffee will be served.

Final Thursday Reading Series featuring Timothy Fay

Timothy Fay edits and prints the Wapsipinicon Almanac, an annual collection of essays, fiction and reviews. He has produced the Almanac since 1988 and continues to do so from his shop situated on his family’s farm in Jones County. Open mic signup begins at 7 p.m.; open mic starts at 7:15 p.m. Participants can share five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured reader takes the stage at 8 p.m. Coffee will be served. 

L&L Shares: Jeffrey S. Copeland's "I'm Published! Now What?"

Jeffrey S. Copeland will discuss I'm Published! Now What? as part of the L&L Shares series. Those who are currently writing or have already published a book must face one of the biggest challenges in publishing: creating successful book events, readings and promotions. Although getting published is a wonderful milestone, it is only the first step at the beginning of a long journey. Without an author’s careful preparation and dedication to promoting the book--to building a readership--a book can languish on the shelves. 

 

Roundtable: community engagement & service learning

Languages & Literatures faculty will host a roundtable discussion on community engagement and service learning. How can the work of the university expand beyond the boundaries of campus? Faculty members Cheri Roberts, Elizabeth Zwanziger, Jenny Cooley, Elise DuBord and Adrienne Lamberti will share their community engagement and service learning experiences. Bring your own ideas to share.

Paul Griner Fiction Reading

Paul Griner will talk about his new books: the short story collection Hurry Please I Want To Know and the thriller Second LifeGriner is the author of the acclaimed novels Collectors and The German Woman and the story collection Follow Me. He teaches creative writing at the University of Louisville.

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