Writer’s Ink Presents Reading at WWU
|9/12/2011||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
William Woods University’s creative writing club, Writer’s Ink, will host a reading on Sept. 22. The event will be at 4:30 p.m. in Woody’s, on the lower level of Tucker Dining Hall.
Justin Hamm of Mexico, Mo., will read some poems from his chapbook, “Illinois, My Apologies,” as well as some poems he’s written since its publication. Hamm is an English teacher at North Callaway High School,
The other presenter, Daren Dean of Columbia, Mo., is a former adjunct professor at WWU who works for University Press. He will read from his novel, “Mercury in Retrograde.”
Dr. Matthew Dube, assistant professor of English and Writer’s Ink’s faculty sponsor, hopes that students will be able to identify with the writing of these authors.
“Justin is very Midwestern in his writing, and Daren’s work definitely has the flavor of the Southern gothic. I think elements of both perspectives are really visible here and along the I-70 corridor, so I think students might recognize some familiar landscapes and attitudes in their writing.”