Behind the Scenes at the International Poetry Reading

For nine years, Professors Audrey Fessler and Jeff Vahlbusch have organized the International Poetry Reading. Each year students, faculty and members of the Eau Claire community have gathered on campus to experience the beauty of language by hearing poetry in many different languages. This year’s poetry reading was held April 22 in the Ojibwe Grand Ballroom.…

Writing Loud: Anna Keesey’s Reading of Little Century

On April 7, students, faculty, and literature enthusiasts alike enjoyed a reading by Anna Keesey from her novel, Little Century. UW Eau Claire professor Allyson Loomis set a friendly and humorous tone to the event with her introduction to her longtime friend Anna Keesey. Keesey, a graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, invited listeners into the…

The Wonderful World of Writing Centers

On October 30 through November 1, five undergraduate students who work in the Center for Writing Excellence and their director, Alan Benson, presented research at the International Writing Centers Association/National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing conference in Orlando, Florida. As part of their work in the CWE, these students – Hannah Brandel, Alexandria Herrera,…