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Creative writing takes center stage in upcoming events


April 11, 2013 By Elizabeth Trollinger       
Creative writing readings

In two upcoming events, members of the Centre and local communities will have the opportunity to hear a professor read from his own works of fiction—and will also have the chance to read pieces of their own.

“Greenspeak,” a reading to be held in conjunction with Green Week+, will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24 at the Community Arts Center. The event is open to the public and readers will have the floor for up to five minutes. Anyone is welcome to read. Those who wish to be added to the list of readers should email Lisa Williams, NEH Associate Professor of English and director of the creative writing program at Centre.

“The idea is to celebrate Earth Week with creative pieces that involve or feature nature, science, the environment, landscape and/or place,” Williams says. “These can be imaginative as well as ‘realistic’ pieces, since the human imagination emerges from nature.”

Those currently on the line-up of readers at “Greenspeak” include “some terrific creative writing students from different disciplines—English, environmental studies, anthropology—Centre professors and staff members, and more,” Williams says.

“I would love for a few people in the communities surrounding the college to join us,” Williams continues.

On the following night, Thursday, April 25, Visiting Assistant Professor of English Christian Moody will read from his works of fiction at 7:30 p.m. in the Ewen Room of the Campus Center.

“Christian Moody’s work is unlike anything else out there—it’s in the fabulist vein, lyrical, humorous and wonderfully strange,” Williams says. “It sometimes features forests and winged things.”

All are welcome to attend Moody’s reading.



Have comments, suggestions, or story ideas? E-mail elizabeth.trollinger@centre.edu with your feedback.


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