The annual reading is among the most popular public readings of the academic year, as students read from "freefall" (free association writings done throughout the year) and completed short stories. Demand is high for this third year English course for which a dozen students are selected based on portfolio submissions. Taught by Professor Orm Mitchell, Introduction to Creative Writing is a full year course where students are required to submit weekly creative writing assignments to help them draw from personal and cultural experiences toward the creation of a completed short story.
Throughout the year, the class has visits from writers and publishers and at the end of the course, the writers have their work reviewed by Ottawa-based writer Frances Sitani, who has judged some of the work close to being ready for publication. Professor Mitchell says students range in age from twenty year olds to those in their mid-seventies and the work covers a variety of topics and cultures.
On Tuesday, April 2nd, the following students will read from their work:
The following students will read from their work on April 9th :
The Traill College Senior Common Room is
located at Scott House, 310 London, Peterborough. The two events
are free and open to the public.