Biannual events PWS and Fiction slam are back

Steele Giles, Staff Writer

Whether you want to hear authors speak or want to see your fellow students compete against each other, there will be something for you on Thursday, April 28.

WSC’s Language and Literature department, the School of Arts and Humanities and the WSC Press will host the spring Plains Writers Series.

The Plains Writers Series is held multiple times a year in an attempt to bring attention to the prose and poetry of Great Plains writers through reading and interacting with audiences.

This year’s Plains Writers Series will showcase two authors, Catherine Texier and Kelly Weber. These two authors will share selected pieces in the Humanities lounge, located on the second floor. They will start presenting at 2 p.m.

Texier was born and raised in France. She traveled in South America before moving to Montreal, Canada and eventually the United States. She now lives in New York City and has been featured in the New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Newsday and many more.

She has translated many works including updating the French translation of Grace Paley’s “Collected Short Stories.” She has taught creative writing at many universities, including Rutgers, Brooklyn, Columbia and the University of Nebraska, just to name a few.

Weber has taught composition and poetry at WSC. Her fiction has appeared in Red Rose Review.

The same night will feature another staple here at WSC, the fiction slam. The slam will be held at the Max Bar and Grill in downtown Wayne.

There will be required prelims at 5 p.m. and the slam is set to start at 7 p.m. Those interested in participating need to bring two original short stories as well as a five dollar registration fee at the door.

Both of these events are free for spectators.