Six student writers were featured during an open house at the NDSU Main Library Oct. 3. The event in the library’s Coffee House was held in conjunction with NDSU’s Homecoming Week.
As one of the highlights of the open house, the students read from their poetry or prose selections that appeared in Northern Eclecta, a student-published literary journal.
Linnea Rose Nelson, a junior English major from Mayville, N.D., read her poems, “You in a Field” and “Winter, Sushi, This.” Katherine Thoreson, a junior from Buxton, N.D., who is majoring in English, read her poetry, “I Am a Tree!” and “One Seeing Headlights in the Corner of My Eye.”
Students reading from their works of fiction included Houda Abdelrahman, a sophomore from Fargo, who is majoring in zoology, who read “Rewind Park” and Chelsea Fetch, a senior English major from Mandan, N.D., who read “Life-Changing Moments.”
Readers of non-fiction selections included senior Kaylee Jangula, a Grand Forks, N.D., English major, who read “I Found Out Who My Father Was” and Tessa Torgeson, a senior majoring in English from Bismarck, N.D., who read “Greenie.”
“The NDSU Libraries wanted to showcase NDSU student authors highlighting their own works of prose and poetry, and our Coffee House was an ideal setting for such a gathering,” said Michele Reid, dean of libraries. “The readings gave fellow students and other members of the NDSU community a chance to appreciate their creative accomplishments, as well as to interact in the informal atmosphere of the Coffee House. We are planning to hold more presentational and participatory events like this one in the near future.”
Northern Eclecta, for the first time, will accept submissions from NDSU alumni for possible publication in Volume 7 to be published in 2013. For more information on Northern Eclecta, visit www.northerne.com.
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