October 6th is Colloquium at Hamline during Homecoming/Alumni weekend. You can hear some standout graduates from last year talk about process. That evening, be sure to head over to the Co-Kisser Film Festival, which will be showing poetry films and having an open-mic from 5:30-6:30. You are specially invited to come and read a poem or two and celebrate this marvelous melding of film and poetry!
October 13th we're having a Happy Hour to celebrate new faculty member John Brandon's reading on October 12th and the Rain Taxi Twin Cities Book Festival at the State Fairgrounds on the 13th. Volunteers always wanted! Meet us at Stout's (near the Fairgrounds on the NW part of the Snelling and Larpenteur intersection) at 6:30, and watch Facebook to help us get a head count to reserve a table.
October 20th is our Moveable Feast Launch Party (in belated honor of our name change) and Touch Football Game (and then bonfire at the lovely back yard of Sarah Hayes). Players and spectators wanted!
November 2nd is the Faculty Appreciation Dinner at 5:30 and then the Water~Stone reading at 7. It's our annual potluck style bash to celebrate and talk to our lovely faculty members and each other. Watch Facebook for mouth-watering postings of who is bringing what delectable food this year.
November 14th is the long-awaited publishing panel (we sincerely hope). A panel of publishers/editors will talk to alumni about the ins and outs of publishing in the Twin Cities and beyond.
All this on top of our monthly writers group and poetry club! If you have an event or blog or website you would like us to post about, let us know. And if you have an idea for something you would like to contribute to this blog to make it better for alumni (a monthly column or whatnot), get in touch with us.
Full slate this fall and full steam ahead. Look for details here, on the Facebook page, and maybe in your actual mail box. Hope to see you soon!