It's that time of the semester again. We are now accepting submissions for our Fall 2014 issue of The Catalyst. Who are we? We are a student-run publication seeking poetry, prose, art, photography, music, and all other creative ventures by the students, faculty, and staff of UW-La Crosse.
This semester's theme is "Don't Stop Me Now." From freshmen exploring their new-found freedoms to seniors looking forward to bright futures, no one wants to be prevented from living up to their potential. We would love to see what this means to you!
As always, the theme is simply a guideline and can be used as inspiration, but all submissions, including those outside the theme, will be considered. Please send your submissions and a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 3rd.
We hope you can stop by the English Club Social this Friday. We will be holding our food and games social at theWings Pavilion from 4-6pm this Friday. (However the 4th floor lounge is still our rain location, so if the weather doesn't cooperate, you can find us there.)
Can you write a short story given only five minutes and three words? Anyone interested in the challenge can participate in the UW-L English Club’s Flash Fiction Face-off from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, at 337 Cartwright Center.
Participants will be given five minutes and three words to write one short story. The stories will be typed on a computer that is connected to a projector screen so audience members can watch the writing in progress.
The Stories will be judged by professors from the English Department, with the best and most creative stories winning prizes from Gaming Generations, Pearl Street Books, Culvers, Toppers, The Root Note, and more. Those interested in competing can email the English Club at email@example.com.
We only have space for about 15 contestants, so register soon. Walk-ins, space permitting, are welcome as well.
Even if you don't feel up to competing, feel free to stop by and enjoy the action while munching on some free snacks! The event is free for both participants and audience members.
The English Club is following up its Involvement Fest recruitment and English Club Social with its first Fall Event: Hobbit Days! We are sponsoring a 2-day event at Murphy Library (Sunday & Monday 2:30-8:30pm), where we will be showing The Lord of the Rings films, playing Fantasy-themed film & story Trivia, and offering some hobbit-snacks for those hungry times between second breakfast and first dinner.
On Thursday, December 6th, from 4:00-6:00pm the English Club will be hosting a fireside reading of poetry (or a paragraph from any other favorite fictional story or non-fiction essay) at the Myrick-Hixon Gun Club Shelter. We will provide hot beverages and some treats to share.
The semester seems to be in overload mode and the La Crosse community is buzzing with activity. As anyone who follows American politics can see, the nation is pulsing with more and more energy the closer we get to November. Why not turn that energy into creativity? For this semester's edition of The Catalyst we would love to hear your voice. Therefore, this semester's theme is "The Choice is Yours!" During this busy election season, everyone has something to say. Avoiding mud slinging and various other negative political tactics can be difficult; focusing on personal views is nearly impossible. Show us how creative you can be with your views!
As always, we will be happy to accept submissions outside of the theme.
Please submit your work by November 6th to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to direct any questions, comments, or concerns to this address as well.
* All photos and artwork should be submitted in .jpeg format. Please send music by way of a YouTube link. If this is not possible, please contact us and we will try to work around the issue.
** The Catalyst is an independent journal and does not discriminate against the views of artists regardless of race, religion, political affiliation or sexual orientation. Please respect the opinions of fellow artists as you would your own views.