Student writers to showcase their creative work

March 31, 2014

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Humanities will host “In Other Words…” student reading series followed by an open mic on Tuesday, April 1 in the upstairs of Gina’s Restaurant, 45 N. Second Street, Platteville, Wis., from 6-7:15 p.m. UW-Platteville students, staff, faculty and community members are welcome to attend the reading as well as the open mic session.

Featured student readers will include Emily Herrick, a junior professional writing major from the Quad Cities, Ill.; Austin Callaway, a junior English/German/Spanish major from Mineral Point, Wis.; and Ben Lewis, a sophomore English major from Lake Geneva, Wis.

Jennifer Kerske, a senior computer science major and published fiction writer from Stevens Point, Wis., will serve as the program host.

The department of humanities hosts four professional writers each semester and complements this with its “In Other Words…” continuing student reading series, which is hosted by undergraduate students for undergraduate creative writers to showcase their creative works.

The series enables students from a variety of academic disciplines and backgrounds to share and enjoy a collective of creative UW-Platteville student works in an informal setting.

“Our student reading series showcases the spirit of exploration and experimentation that thrives in creative writing workshop courses,” said Dr. Kara Candito, series director, poet and creative writing professor at UW-Platteville. “These readings create a space where students, staff and faculty members celebrate the work of undergraduate writers. The featured readers and open mic participants bring a great deal of energy and individuality to the oral presentation of their poetry and prose.”

Students in the audience have the opportunity to join in the open mic session following the readings. The final reading of the semester will be held on Tuesday, May 6 in the upstairs of Gina’s Restaurant, Platteville, from 6-7:15 p.m. All are invited to attend.

Contact: Dr. Kara Candito, department of humanities, (608) 342-6154,

Written by: Laurie Hamer, College of Liberal Arts and Education, (608) 342-6191,


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