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Reading series to conclude semester with contemporary poets

Poets Emily Skaja (left) and and Marcus Wicker (right) will present their work Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in Forum I.
November 12, 2019

Nadia Farmer said she tries to go to the Southern Indiana Reading Series every semester because she is able to learn more about different writing perspectives and creativity. “It's a good experience...

Author recounts Montana past through debut novel

Writer Joe Wilkins will read from his novel
October 21, 2019

Joe Wilkins said he fell in love with writing because language is something that he uses every day to reach out to those he loves and to try to explain himself to the world. The writer is now the author...

Expanding the view of poetry

Rosalie Moffett, an assistant professor of English, will present her work for the Southern Indiana Reading Series Sept. 26 4:30-5:30 pm. at the Griffin Center.
New english professor to share her work for Southern Indiana Reading Series
September 17, 2019

Rosalie Moffett said she likes poetry because it lets her study whatever she wants. “I’m interested in history and science and technology and being a writer allows me to pursue any interests that...

Professor to present poetry at Griffin Center

Professor to present poetry at Griffin Center
April 2, 2019

The Shield interviewed Professor of English Matthew Graham who will present work from his new poetry collection, “The Geography of Home,” at a poetry reading sponsored by the Southern Indiana Reading...

Poets to speak on gender, sexuality

Marty McConnell
March 12, 2019

The Shield interviewed poet Marty McConnell who will present her work with Meg Day at a poetry reading sponsored by the Department of Communications, Gender Studies Program, Sexuality and Gender Alliance...

Speaking, reading events on campus leave positive impacts

Speaking, reading events on campus leave positive impacts
February 26, 2019

USI is known for many enjoyable activities and programs, but some of the most influential and popular aspects of campus are the events involving guest speakers and readings. Inviting guest speakers...

The power of the human voice

Elena Passarello will present her work for the USI Reading Series at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Performance Center.
February 12, 2019

The Shield interviewed essayist Elena Passarello who will present her work for the Southern Indiana Reading Series with Hanif Abdurraqib, at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Performance Center. The Shield:...

Author to tackle sexuality, bullying through writing

James Han Mattson will present his novel,
October 30, 2018

James Han Mattson was working part-time at a hotel in north Berkeley, California when he got an idea while reading a book by Clive Barker. “I remember reading it and thinking, ‘I could probably...

Dynamic duo to bring poetry to life

Chelsea and Mark Wagenaar will be reading their poetry on Thursday 4:30 p.m. in the Griffin Center. Prose writer Michael Martone will be presenting his work at. Oct. 4  at 4:30 p.m. in the Traditions Longue.
September 23, 2018

Casey Pycior said there is something special about hearing poetry read aloud. “I know that sounds kind of over the top but it’s true,” the assistant professor of English said. “You’ll...

Acclaimed poets attract community, captivate audience

Maggie Smith, author of
October 13, 2017
World-renowned poets Matthew Guenette and Maggie Smith held a public reading to a packed house Oct. 12 in the Griffin Center.
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