To complement the ongoing open-mic sessions at Foster's, the English, Foreign Languages, and Journalism Department has initiated a different type of event, the "Edgy Writers Reading Series."
Each event will feature three accomplished writers with MWSU ties who will read from their new works for twenty to thirty minutes per writer. The writers will include one faculty member, one MWSU graduate, and one current student. For the inaugural event last Wednesday, April 7, current student Ryan Bradley joined alumna Mary Stone-Dockery and poetry professor Meg Thompson at Foster's. Bradley, in addition to writing prose and poetry, serves as this year's Canvas editor. Stone-Dockery, whose poems have begun appearing frequently in literary magazines, is working toward her MFA in poetry at the University of Kansas. The Department plans to offer one Edgy Writers Reading each semester.
The final open-mic reading of this semester will be at Foster's on Wednesday, April 28, at 7 p.m.