Student Writers Salon public reading of original works

March 29 2006

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: Student Writers Salon public reading of original works

WHO: ISU students and the general public

WHEN: 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 30

WHERE: First floor browsing area, Cunningham Memorial Library, Indiana State University

WHY: One of the best ways for anyone to refine and gain confidence in their own writing is to share it with others, says Tony Wilhelm of Sullivan, an ISU junior English major. This is the idea behind the Student Writers Salon, which Wilhelm is organizing.

"I've made this reading open to the community and any students, graduate and undergraduate, because I know there are many writers on campus who are not English majors," Wilhelm said. "For the community on the whole, it's a great opportunity to see and hear the trends in writing, in an informal setting."

Here is an excerpt from one of Wilhelm's poems, "Another Indiana Winter":
"...Blackened streets flicker from streetlamps
littered up and down the edges of ice forming
in gutters as temperatures plummet to new
nighttime lows for the season to salt the
highways and feed the rust under the cars..."

The Student Writers Salon is sponsored by Arion, the ISU Student Creative Writing Association; the ISU English Department and Creative Writing Program; and the ISU Library. The reading is free and open to the public.

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Contact: Doug Martin, assistant professor of English, Indiana State University, (812) 237-3157 or dmartin21@isugw.indstate.edu; or Juliet Kerico, ISU assistant librarian, (812) 237-2629.

Writer: Katie Spanuello, media relations assistant director, Indiana State University, (812) 237-3790 or kspanuello@isugw.indstate.edu

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ISU students and members of the community read their original works at the Student Writers Salon on March 30.

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