Archive for the 'Guest Speakers' Category

What’s New With Goldenrod Poetry Festival?

Tonight’s the night for all you poetry fanatics! The Goldenrod Poetry Festival is tonight, and the winner will be selected by Saeed Jones from among these finalists: “A Walk After Midnight on Repeat” by Sara Ann Alexander “Coffee and Chai” by Shay Barlow “SomewhereInAmerica” by James Buchanan “John Lennon: A Day in the Rye” by Derek Ellis “Cartoon Ghost” by Kirby Fields
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Ayesha Hardison Discusses Jane Crow

Have these April showers kept you in your room for far too long? Do you like study breaks? Are you looking for something to do on a Thursday afternoon?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to the Downing Student Union 3025 on Thursday, April 30 from 4:00-5:30 PM for a talk by Dr. Ayesha Hardison entitled, “Of Maids and
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[Updated] WKU Alumnus = Visiting Goldenrod Poet

Wouldn’t it be great if there were an opportunity to meet someone who graduated from WKU and has made it in the literary world? They could give you real world advice on how to get from where you are as a student in Bowling Green, KY to national recognition and success. Wait, there’s actually one of those opportunities just around
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Editorial: Why I think science and writing work together.

On Wednesday the 15th, Bill Nye—known from my childhood as the Science Guy—spoke at Diddle Arena. He discussed his family history, specifically talking about his father’s interest in sundials and how this would influence Bill’s work as a scientist. One theme Nye revisited throughout his speech involved our ability to change the world. Specifically, Nye implored his audience to appreciate
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Science Fiction and Suspense at the Kentucky Writers Conference

A collaborative post between Andria Nealis and Tiffany Hughes. The Southern Kentucky Writers Conference and Bookfest is one of the largest annual literary events. It hosts thousands of potential writers each April. This past Bookfest was held Friday and Saturday, April 25 & 26. During this event, there were several writing workshops on Friday, April 25th, where authors that had books available for
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Terry Bisson: On Writing, Reading, and Realism

On Wednesday, March 26th, Terry Bisson visited Western Kentucky University for the Creative Writing Reading Series. By 7 p.m. Cherry Hall 125 was packed full of students, professors, readers, writers, and friends of Terry Bisson to hear him read some of his award-winning science fiction. I have to admit, it was probably the best Reading Series event I’d been to,
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WKU Libraries’ Presents: Castle on the Lake

WKU Libraries’ Kentucky Live! Talk series held another presentation at Barnes & Noble last Thursday. This presentation featured Michigan author, Dr. Gloria Dixon-John and her novel The Killing Jar: Based on a True Story. The novel told the compelling story of a fifteen-year-old who served nine years on Death Row in Eddyville, Kentucky at the Kentucky State Penitentiary. Gloria provides
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