First Friday Wordsmiths Announce February Events

First Friday Wordsmiths would like to announce their February events:

February 7
First Friday Wordsmiths will be holding their monthly meeting on Friday, February 7th at 4:00pm in the Writing Center, CLO 263. They will be discussing upcoming events and work-shopping. Please bring 10 copies of no more than 10 pages of your creative writing. Students, faculty, and alumni are welcome.

February 13

First Friday Wordsmiths will be selling assorted World’s Finest Chocolate candy bars for $1 in the CLO lobby on February 13th, just in time for Valentine’s day. For an extra .50 cents you can wrap your purchase in ribbons and bows and add a poem of your choice. This fundraiser will help cover the cost for students to attend Split this Rock! Poetry Festival in Washington D.C.

February 15
First Friday Wordsmith’s NWI Readers and Writers series will be meeting at Grindhouse Café on Saturday, February 15th at 1pm to discuss creative writing and workshop drafts in all genres. NWI Readers and Writers welcomes everyone.

February 17
First Friday Wordsmiths will be collecting nonperishable food items February 17-21 to benefit the Covenant Presbyterian Church Food Bank in Hammond. The food drive will act as an extension of FFW’s The Poetry Pantry, a full day creative writing workshop. Please use this opportunity to help support Purdue Calumet’s greater community. Collection boxes will be set up in the CLO lobby and The Writing Center.

February 20
First Friday Wordsmiths would like to invite the English and
Philosophy Department to join us for a critical reading as writers workshop. We are
offering free copies of 10th of December: Stories by George Saunders to the first
20 students to sign up. There will be two 15 minutes information sessions on
February 20th in CLO 147 at 12:15pm and 12:45pm. There will be a discussion and
writing workshop held on April 17th. Hope to see you there!

February 22
First Friday Wordsmiths, in conjunction with Books, Brushes, and Bands for Education, presents The Poetry Pantry 2014, a full day poetry writing workshop with a focus on hunger for ages 8 through adult. The workshop will be held at Circle of Services, 2835 165th Street, Hammond on Saturday, February 22 at 9:00am. Registration is $15. For more information please call (219) 932-3232.