Sunday, February 19, 2012

Writing Just to Be Writing

I registered for ENG 400 last semester because I hadn't written anything but term papers in years. I felt like I needed to put words on paper, but I knew I wouldn't do it if I had a choice in the matter. I would have too many other classes and too many other assignments. We are half-way through the semester, and I do not regret my decision to take this class. I've struggled to write. I've laughed as I wrote, and I've been embarrassed to read what I wrote out loud, but I've written. In addition to this, I've done some editing and am learning a bit about E-publishing. If you are the creative type, I would urge you to consider taking this course the next time it is offered. You'll be challenged in your writing, and you'll also get the chance to help publish Trillium, Piedmont's yearly, literary journal. The class is a lot of fun. I'm glad I took it!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

More than 50 Piedmont College students in 7 English classes and across both campuses collaborated on "Love Is," a long poem exploring the meaning of love in our lives. The poem has been installed in the Piedmont College Student Center on the Athens campus and will remain up for two weeks.

Participants will be invited to read from "Love Is" during the Open Mic on the Athens campus this March 27th. A version of the poem will also be read on PC radio and published in the forthcoming Trillium.

To preview the poem, watch the following clip:

To listen to a recent full version of the poem, listen the the following audio file: