Location: English Department Twitter feed, 6 April 2015.
Object: Poster for the 2nd Annual Rock & Roll Reading at #AWP15.
Observations: 1) Since 2014, the English Department — at the suggestion of Professor Dan Hoyt — has been hosting an off-site reading in conjunction with the annual AWP Conference. 2) In the months leading up to the conference, Dan assembles a line-up of authors and secures an MC for the evening’s event. For the 2nd annual reading at #AWP15, Michael Mlekoday (MA ’11) did the honors. 3) Ira Sukrungruang, one of the readers in 2015, will soon be visiting us as part of our Visiting Writers Series on Friday February 25, 3:30pm CT. You can register for the Zoom link at https://tinyurl.com/iraskstate2022. 4) The art design for the posters is always great.
Location: English Department Twitter feed, 17 February 2022.
Object: Poster for the ?th Annual Rock & Roll Reading at #AWP22.
Observations: 1) After bridging the gap with several virtual readings between the 7th annual reading at #AWP20 and our current pandemic moment, the Annual Rock & Roll Reading returns this year to #AWP22 in Philadelphia on March 26 at 3pm. (Facebook event link available here.) 2) Great to see Kira Bell (MA ’17), a past MC and participant, returning for this year’s event. 3) Many thanks, as always, to Dan Hoyt for organizing this annual gathering — and our thanks to all of the readers and to those who attend!
— Karin Westman, Department Head