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.
On Wednesday, October 26th, the English Club is sponsoring a Book Club event open to ANY interested students and faculty. We will be discussing Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart." Please share this event with your friends and students--and feel free to join us.
We will gather at the Cyber Cafe from 5:30-7pm on 10/26. More information and a copy of the story are available on the Book Club's Facebook page: