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Spring 2018 Writer’s Conference


Student writers on campus will be presenting their work

NAOMI DORNFELD | dornf001@rangers.uwp.edu

The Spring Semester is winding down with a touch of gusto in the UW-Parkside English Department. As essay drafts are worked through their last stages of edits and study-guide note cards are flipped in rotation, writers on campus prepare to present their work at a two-day Writers Conference just before classes end.

Opening event

This annual event, an initiative spearheaded by Dr. Dana Oswald, Associate Professor in the English Department, will begin Wednesday May 2 at 5:00 p.m. in the Oak Room. The evening will feature Poet Laureate of Kenosha, Carly-Anne Ravnikar as keynote speaker, will include the induction of English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta members and a roundtable discussion with UW-Parkside English Major Alumni.

Topics of conversation

Panels are scheduled roughly in hour time blocks from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday May 3 and 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday May 4. Plenty of breaks and refreshments are promised between groups of presentations so visitors will be welcome to come and go as needed. The platform sections cover a wide range of topics and themes, all of which will contain diverse material expressed through media as most befitting to each presenter.

All are welcome

In addition to the conference being an opportunity for writers to grow as professionals in the field, Dr. Oswald’s vision extends beyond the silo of the discipline. To this, she offers, “I want it to not just be the English Department. I want to see people from all over campus participate, and not just listen but come to ask questions. We want conversation and dialogue. This is the point of a University – and a way to make the University live.” All are welcome to attend and engage in the discourse of art and ideas put forward.

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