Sept. 10, 2004
a professional actor, singer/dancer, director, playwright,
and 1996 Morningside College graduate, will be the guest speaker
for Morningside College 's Writing
on Wednesdays on Wednesday,
Sept. 22, from 12:45 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. in the Hickman Dining
Room of the Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Avenue.
Students will read
from Kidder's play "Lazy Cat," which won the 2004 Pregnant
Chad Festival in Orange County, N.Y., as well as excerpts
from his un-produced play, "Sister Atalanta."
Kidder currently is
the artistic director of the Cromulent Shakespeare Company
in Minneapolis, Minn. His plays have been produced at the
Great American History Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., the Pillsbury
House Theatre, Commedia Beauregard, Theatre Unbound, and Center
for Performing Arts Projects, all located in Minneapolis.
He has worked extensively as an actor, director, and drama
instructor in local and regional theatre companies in Sioux
City and the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, and is a member of
the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis.
Writing on Wednesdays
(WOW), formerly known as Friday is Writing Day (FIWD), will
meet most Wednesdays throughout the school year from 12:45
p.m. - 1:40 p.m. The program is now in its 17th year and 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.
for upcoming WOW events include:
- Celebrate the Freedom to Read.
Students, faculty, and staff will read from banned books such
as the Harry Potter series, "The Catcher in the Rye ," "To
Kill a Mockingbird," "The Color Purple," and others. Hickman
October 6 -
What's it like to be a twin? Several
sets of Morningside twins share informal writings about their
experiences. Hickman Dining Room.
- Children's books about writing.
Students from the English Methods class will read children's
books about writing, including "Harold and the Purple Crayon"
and others. Students from Longfellow School will be present.
Stuffed animals will be collected for the Council on Sexual
Assault and Domestic Violence. Roadman Hall Lounge, 3600 Peters
- New Morningside writers will read from their work,
including Diana Kardaal, circulation manager of the Hickman-Johnson-Furrow
Library; Dr. Sean Meehan, assistant professor of English at
Morningside College; and Dr. Shelley Wiley, visiting assistant
professor of religious studies at Morningside College. Hickman
- Political Humor and Satire. Participants
are asked to bring the best examples in humor and satire from
the political season, either original or from the media or
the Internet. Entries will be judged and prizes awarded. Hickman
- Students read papers from The Examined Life class,
taught by Dr. Heather Reid, associate professor and chair
of philosophy at Morningside College. Hickman Dining Room.
- Dr. Bruce Forbes, professor and department chair
of religious studies at Morningside College, reads from his
new book, "Rapture, Revelation, and the End Times: Exploring
the Left Behind Series." Forbes co-edited the book and wrote
the first chapter and the annotated bibliography. Hickman
- Students from the Academic Reading and Writing
classes at Morningside College will read personal narratives.
Randolph Room, Olsen Student Center, 3609 Peters Avenue.
- Students from Dr. Roland Stout's General Chemistry
class will read their autobiographies of various elements
from the periodic tables. Stout is associate professor of
biology and chemistry at Morningside College. Hickman Dining
For more information
about WOW, contact Dr. Marty Knepper, professor and department
chair of English at Morningside College at (712) 274-5264,
or e-mail email@example.com.