Writers Forum, the oral component for senior creative writing majors, will be changing names and venues starting with this winter’s first event.
The new name for the reading series will be The Milk Route. According to Assistant Professor of English Cyn Kitchen, this name is taken from part of Carl Sandburg’s biography. Before he became a well-known poet and Pulitzer Prize winner, Sandburg came from modest beginnings in Galesburg. At the age of 13, he left school to get a job so that he could assist in supporting his family. This job was a milk route.
Kitchen said that the name is intended to pay homage to the transitional period in which senior readers find themselves. While they are finishing their studies at Knox, they are also beginning their lives as adults, finding new experiences in jobs, graduate programs and cities of residence.
In tune with the meditation on transition is a new venue for these senior readings. The Milk Route will be held at The Space, located at the corner of S. Kellogg St. and E. Simmons St.
The first of The Milk Route readings will take place Friday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.