Feb. 27, 2012
Community members are invited to participate in a marathon reading of “The Hunger Games” that will take place at Morningside College from 9 a.m. until approximately 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, on the second floor of the Hickman Johnson Furrow Learning Center, 1601 Morningside Ave.
People can come and go as the marathon reading of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling book begins at 9 a.m. and will continue until the book is finished. The reading event will lead up to the movie premiere of “The Hunger Games” that night.
Past marathon readings at Morningside College include J. K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” Milton’s “Paradise Lost” and Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales.”
Friday is Writing Day (FIWD) meets most Fridays throughout the fall semester from 12 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. The program, which has been in existence for over 20 years, is designed to feature writers and their works, from journals to published pieces.
Writers of all types from the campus and community read their work, followed by informal discussions of the writings. The sessions are free and open to the public. Participants are invited to bring a brown bag lunch or purchase lunch in the college cafeteria.
Additional presentations for upcoming FIWD events include:
March 16: Secondary education practicum students share reflections. Noon, Hickman Dining Room in the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Avenue.
March 30: Writing About American Culture. Students read from their essays on a variety of contemporary topics. Noon, Hickman Dining Room.
April 13: Creative Edge Advertising Club. The advertising club unveils its multi-media campaign for Café Rue Orleans in Fayetteville, Ark. Noon, first floor, Hickman Johnson Furrow Learning Center.
April 20: National Poetry Month. Second graders from Longfellow Elementary read poetry from their favorite authors and some of their own. Bring your own children’s poetry to share. Noon, Roadman Formal Lounge, 3600 Peters Ave.
April 27: Tom Gilbert’s Philosophy of Sex, Love and Friendship. Students share their thinking about these fundamental human relationships. Noon, first floor, Hickman Johnson Furrow Learning Center.
April 27: Kiosk celebration. Join the editors, writers and artists whose work is featured in Morningside’s literary and art magazine for a reading from and discussion of the publication. Copies of the new Kiosk will be available. 3 p.m.,Yockey Family Community Room in the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Ave.