Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Literary Events in C-dale: Wednesday, April 14

Grassroots, SIUC's undergraduate journal, will have its spring release party this Wednesday:

Grassroots is pleased to announce we will be celebrating the release of our 2010 issue with a party this coming Wednesday, April 14 at 7:00 pm in the Hall of Presidents at Morris Library. We invite all faculty and students to read their work to help us get the party rocking! We'll have delicious desserts and good company, so bring your sweet tooth and a friend!
--Amy Mckenzie, Grassroots Editor-in-Chief

Also on the 14th, SIUC poet Judy Jordan will be presenting at the next Sigma Tau Delta meeting on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 (6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Mississippi Room of the Student Center).

Professor Jordan’s first book of poetry, "Carolina Ghost Woods," won the 1999 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, the 2000 National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as the Utah Book of the Year Award, the OAY Award from the Poetry Council of North Carolina, and the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award. Her second book of poetry, "Sixty Cent Coffee and a Quarter to Dance," was recently published by LSU press. This past year she has completed two full-length plays and is currently working on a memoir and a third book of poetry.