700 Words Prose Slam This Wednesday!

logosidebarWe would like to start off my thanking everyone for their recent submissions.  We are looking forward to reading through them and creating our third issue.  The time you spent working on your submissions on top of all the other responsibilities is appreciated, as it keeps our literary magazine vibrant and filled with student talent.  While we’re waiting for the editing process to be completed, there are plenty of other opportunities to maintain involvement in the writing community at UNO.

This coming Wednesday, April 23rd, the 700 Words Prose Slam is taking place at the Benson Pizza Shoppe at 7:30 pm.  Many members of the Writer’s Workshop program will be attending as well as participating.  The readings will be flash pieces, no more than 700 words or fiction or non-fiction.  Each participant will bring two pieces of original work for the two rounds.  The first round will consist of 15 students reading their first piece and the second found will be narrowed to 4 students.  Each participant will pay an entry fee of $5 which will be given back to the first, second, third, and fourth place winners as prize money.  The first, second, and third place winners will also win a publication in 13th Floor Magazine!  The best part is, anyone is welcome to participate.  The first 15 students will be accepted, so please arrive by 7:10 to enter your name.

The Benson Pizza Shoppe, a local restaurant with great food and weekly drink specials is perfect for homegrown talent to share their work.  The frequently host plenty of other events worth checking out as well.  Bring your friends and fellow writers to this exciting evening of literary talent!  Hope to see you all there!

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