Student Prose Reading to be Held in the Underground
April 17, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University students of English 301, “Seminar
in Creative Writing: The Literary Novel,” will read short excerpts from their original
narratives on Wednesday, April 18 beginning at 7 p.m., with a prose open mic sponsored
by the University’s creative arts journal Tributaries to follow. The event, free and open to the public, will run about two hours and
will be held in the Underground of the Memorial Center (104 E. University St., Bloomington).
English 301 is a seminar and workshop offered annually to students interested in topics
of writing, which vary from postmodern fiction to publishing. Taught by Brandi Reissenweber,
visiting assistant professor of English, this year’s topic focused on the idea of
the novel as a craft. Learning essential techniques, students read selections from
works of recent first-time novelists and the entirety of Jeffery Eugenides’ critically
acclaimed The Virgin Suicides in preparation for spending the second part of the semester crafting 150 plus-page
complete drafts of their own novels.
Following student readings from several of these works, Tributaries invites readers from across campus to share their own prose pieces.
For additional information, contact Tributaries co-editor Amanda ReCupido at email@example.com.
Contact: Teresa Sherman, (309) 556-3181