Arts & Culture / Mosaic / January 12, 2014

Writers Forum to get new name, new venue

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.

Chelsea Embree
Chelsea Embree is a senior majoring in creative writing and minoring in art history. She previously served as co-mosaic editor and as an arts and features reporter for TKS. During the summer of 2013, she served as a content intern at The St. Louis Beacon. Chelsea has studied under former Random House copy chief Sean Mills and taught writing as a teaching assistant for First-Year Preceptorial. An avid blogger, she has written extensively about youth in St. Louis and maintains a lively poetry and nonfiction blog on Tumblr. She is also the director of communications for Mortar Board and co-president of Terpsichore Dance Collective.

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