The Electrostatic Showcase at the Wheeler + Vouched X UIndy w/Aubrey Hirsch, Eugene Cross, and David Blomenberg
by Salvatore Pane
The Electrostatic Showcase at the Wheeler, Wednesday, April 23rd, 6-10pm, Wheeler Arts Center, Fountain Square
We would love to see you attend the Electrostatic Showcase on Wednesday, April 23rd from 6-10pm at the Wheeler Arts Center in Fountain Square. The Electrostatic Showcase is an opportunity for students from the University of Indianapolis to present their work to the community-at-large and to interact with professionals in the field. For the second showcase, the university and local communities are invited to take part in the following educational and arts-related activities. Shuttles will be provided for students starting at 4:30 in Parking Lot 16, the circular guest lot with the bell tower (by Ransburg and Schwitzer). Food and drink will be provided.
Student Creative Writing Readings, 6-7pm, Theatre Space
Ten students from UIndy’s Introduction to Creative Writing course will participate in mixed-genre readings of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
Bettering Indianapolis Presentation, 7-8, Theatre Space
Six students from a UIndy Advanced Composition course will present projects based around the theme of Bettering Indianapolis. Presentations will be modeled off of the TED conference in Silicon Valley, and each one will focus on how we can improve our local community now and in the future.
Literature Into Film, 7-8pm, Community Classroom
Students from UIndy’s Contemporary Literature and Culture class will present on adapting works of literature into film.
Etchings Launch, 8-9pm, Theatre Space
The latest issue of Etchings will be launched at the Electrostatic Showcase. Free copies, designed by UIndy students, will be handed out, and selections of student work published from the magazine will be read and presented to the crowd.
Vouched x UIndy Presents: Aubrey Hirsch, Eugene Cross, and David Blomenberg 9-10pm, Theatre Space
Vouched, a national literary organization with roots in Indianapolis, will present fiction and poetry readings from national writers Aubrey Hirsch, Eugene Cross, and David Blomenberg. Aubrey Hirsch’s stories, essays and poems have appeared in American Short Fiction, Third Coast, Hobart, PANK, and other venues. Her short story collection, Why We Never Talk About Sugar is available now, and she teaches at the University of Pittsburgh. Eugene Cross is the author of the short story collection Fires of Our Own Choosing. His work was listed among the 2010 Best American Short Stories’ 100 Distinguished Stories, and he currently teaches at the Columbia College of Chicago. David Blomenberg has taught at Purdue and DePauw University. Recently the poetry editor for Sycamore Review, he writes poetry and non-fiction, which has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry Salzburg Review, Artifice, Confrontation, Willows Wept, and other journals.