The 2013 Western Kentucky Film Festival begins Monday, April 29 and ends Friday, May 3. It will be hosted on-campus in MMTH Auditorium. This is, of course, an incredible opportunity for film majors– there will be daily workshops and Q&A sessions– but English majors can benefit as well. Brandon Colvin, a recent WKU English major (class of 2009), is screening his feature film FRAMES Monday at 7:00 p.m. Check the schedule for a daily breakdown of the festival’s workshops and events, and view their website for any additional information. We hope to see you there!
Join the English Club for its annual poetry reading tonight at 6 p.m., in Java City. You can come prepared with a poem to read, or you can just listen and enjoy– it’s your choice! No matter what, it’s guaranteed to be a great night of poetry and conversation.
An English club poetry reading from fall 2011, which was hosted in downtown Bowling Green.
The KY Writers’ Conference and the SOKY BookFest is taking place this Friday and Saturday (9AM-3:30PM on Friday, 8AM-3PM on Saturday) at the Knicely Conference Center in Bowling Green. I’ve provided the conference schedule so you can see which lectures would be most beneficial to you and your writing! This event is perfect for students– you can speak with authors and professors from across the country, gaining advice and insight about writing… and it’s absolutely free! I’ll be there Friday afternoon, particularly to hear Pulitzer Prize finalist Lee Martin discuss flash forms in fiction and nonfiction. I hope to see you there!
Join Dr. Ted Hovet and Ms. Dawn Hall next winter on an incredible study away opportunity! Read the information below (provided by Ms. Hall) or download the WKU Winter Term 2014 Sundance Interest Flyer.
WKU Winter Term 2014 (January 6-24)
Film Festival Experience: Sundance
Film the way it’s supposed to be-engaged, active, & independent!
Counts as a Film 399/ENG 399/POP 399 and is an approved Gender and Women’s Studies elective. Honors augmentation available!
Join us for an incredible experience at one of the premiere film festivals in the world. The tentative cost of the program depends upon the number of students who sign up: 12=$3,150; 16=$2,900; 20=$2,700 (all costs subject to change). The program includes ten nights in a four star resort in Park City, Utah, an opportunity to see multiple films and participate in professional workshops, and activities with film students from around the country (not to mention a town filled with celebrities and independent filmmakers!)
Steve Vest, publisher and editor of Kentucky Monthly
This Friday, Dr. Jones has arranged for Steve Vest, the editor and publisher of Kentucky Monthly, to visit her ENG 402 Editing and Publishing class. Anyone is welcome to attend, just be sure to e-mail her (email@example.com) so she can plan accordingly. For times and location of the presentation, click here.
Immediately after class, Mr. Vest will be hosting a meet and greet event. This is a great opportunity to network and ask questions you might have about editing and publishing. You can find those details here.
Both events are free and sure to be full of good information, especially for English majors. We hope to see you there!