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Reading series to conclude semester with contemporary poets

Reading series to conclude semester with contemporary poets

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

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 for the students,” the junior creative writing major said. “It’s cool to see what the authors do...

Author recounts Montana past through debut novel

Author recounts Montana past through debut novel

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

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 of the fictional story “Fall Back Down When I Die,” which was released last spring as the aut...

Expanding the view of poetry

Expanding the view of poetry

Emma Corry, Features Editor

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 I want to and bring bits of it to my writing,” The assistant professor of English said. “Unlike othe...

Professor to present poetry at Griffin Center

Professor to present poetry at Griffin Center

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

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 Series at 4:30 p.m. April 11 in the Griffin Center. The Shield: When did you start writing? Matthew Graham: In hi...

Poets to speak on gender, sexuality

Poets to speak on gender, sexuality

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

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 and Southern Indiana Reading Series at 7:00 p.m. March 20 in the Griffin Center. The Shield: When did you start writi...

Speaking, reading events on campus leave positive impacts

Speaking, reading events on campus leave positive impacts

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

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 and having organized events where writers or passionate creators can exhibit their works makes a p...

The power of the human voice

The power of the human voice

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

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: How did you end up coming to USI? Elena Passarello: I was lucky enough to be asked to be the New ...

Author to tackle sexuality, bullying through writing

Author to tackle sexuality, bullying through writing

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

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 do this a little better,’” Mattson said. “Not that Clive Barker isn’t a fantastic writer, b...

Dynamic duo to bring poetry to life

Dynamic duo to bring poetry to life

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

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 never know which readings will be great, especially poetry. Hearing the poets perform or read their own...

Acclaimed poets attract community, captivate audience

Acclaimed poets attract community, captivate audience

Noah Alatza, Staff Writer

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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