Last week: film marathon, the food drive, and fierce writing

A quick report on two events held last week in the English Department:

On Caritas Day, January 29, students in English 4475 (Studies in Medievalism) held a Lord of the Rings movie marathon.  Undeterred by the 20 cm snowfall outside, these hardy few watched approximately 12 hours of film, cocooned from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Auditorium in an almost empty Seton building.  In acknowledgement of Caritas Day, they also donated a large bag of items for the Student Union’s annual food drive; the English students’ contribution is mentioned on the Mount’s webpage, Caritas Day 2014 Highlights.

The next day, on January 30, the English Department along with Fierce Ink Press presented a discussion evening with novelist Gerard Collins and several local writers who have published their creative non-fiction in the Fierce Shorts series. Among the presenters were several Mount alumnae, including English grad Crystal Vaughan. For a report on the evening and pictures of the presenters, you can read the blog of one of the authors, Alison DeLory:  “Authors talk of writing fiercely: creative non-fiction.”

If you are interested in submitting to the Fierce Shorts series, check out Fierce Ink’s submission guidelines.

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