Celebration of Writing Events
"Spooky Story by Line," Cate 2, 11:00am-2:00pm
From 11-2, we will have a table set up on the 1st floor of Cate 2 with a "Spooky Story By Line" activity. Passersby can add a line to a spooky story and get a piece of Halloween candy. We will also hand out flyers about writing classes or other opportunities.
Writing and Teaching Awards Ceremony, Heritage Room of Union, 3:00-4:00pm
At 3:00, we will hold our awards ceremony honoring stellar students and instructors in the Heritage Room of the Oklahoma Memorial Union. We will be giving away prizes to students for their outstanding writing projects in ENGL 1113 and 1213. We have awards for each unit, as well as a Grand Prize winner for students who submitted excellent work for all of the unit projects. We will also honor our instructors with 4 awards, one for each of the following categories: MA GTA, PhD GTA, Adjunct, and RTF Instructors.
"Writing to Listen and Listening to Write," Keynote Address by Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, Heritage Room of Union, 5:00-6:00pm
Oklahoma State Poet Laureate, creative writer, and scholar, Jeanetta Calhoun Mish will speak with us about her perspectives on writing and will read some of her own work. Jeanetta is an Oklahoma writer and a graduate of the OU English Department PhD program. She is also editor of Mongrel Empire Press, contributing editor of Oklahoma Today and World Literature Today. Jeanetta serves as Director of The Red Earth Creative Writing MFA program at Oklahoma City University, where she also serves as faculty. Check out more information on her here: http://jeanettacalhounmish.com/About.html.
Creative Writing Slam, Open-Mic Night, Second Wind Coffeehouse, 7:00-9:00pm
Help us celebrate writing by reading some of your own creative writing or listening to local writers read their work at our Creative Writing Open-Mic event at Second Wind Coffeehouse. Local writers will read brief excerpts of their work, slam-style.