- Students use alternative art materials for one-night-only exhibition June 18
- Digital Media wins national prize for TEDxBirmingham video
- Trip to New York brings national attention to Birmingham renaissance
- Clothes that work for new grads hitting the market
- Hagel emphasizes leadership to Naval Academy graduates
- Birmingham Chosen To Host 2015 C-USA Basketball Championships
- On The Money: How new graduates can take on the job market
- Canvas unrolled for new school year
- Tornadoes Leave Trail of Devastation (Photos)
- Campus closes early Tuesday due to severe thunderstorm
- Alabama does a double take: ‘Urinetown: the Musical’ hits home twice
- A+ Performance by Legend
- UAB Women’s Softball defeat Charlotte 49ers (8-0)
- A Fun and Fluffy Study Break In Lister Hill
- UAB Earth Month Festival
Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop closes the book on 2014 workshop
Every June, the University Honors Program and Department of English work together to hold a three week creative writing workshop for selected high school students.
Students are put into one class per week during the Workshop; focusing on poetry, fiction and an elective. Participants are also taken on field trips to Birmingham hot spots.
The Workshop’s reading and reception was held on Friday, June 20. After Dr. Robert Palazzo, Dr. William Rushton, Dr. Peter Bellis, and Tina Braziel extended their thoughts and kind words, Workshop participants were presented with a slick black notebook and a CD of recordings made earlier in the Workshop.
The readers selected to represent the 2014 Workshop class read as follows:
- Elena Mangrobang reading “Chin at Taco Bell: 3pm” and “He Sells Rocks at Diners”
- Maya Quinn reading “A Prayer to Kami-sama,” “Our Hike” and “Thy Color is Thine Own Enemy”
- McKenzi Williams reading “Splintered” and “Judge Me”
- Molly Brown reading “April Mornings,” “The Dance” and “What is Writing?”
Brown sealed the mature style and tone of the afternoon with “What is Writing?”
“Writing is spending entire days on the computer, living off of leftover food and caffeine. It’s when you look at your finished product and want to scream, either out of frustration or joy,” she read.
“The future lyricists, poets, and possible members of the asylum are in this room, writing up a storm so powerful, Noah is in trouble.”