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Digital Stories: Hear students' essays Wednesday night, or on public radio

April 4, 2012


The students of Christi Clancy's English 205, Intro to Creative Writing, and English 223, Adapting Stories for Other Media, will screen their digital stories tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. in the Java Joint. Already, however, some of the essays have found a wider audience through airings on Lake Effect, a production of WUWM 89.7, Milwaukee's public radio affiliate.

Clancy, a visiting instructor of English, has aired her own work on Lake Effect. "I've read my work on the station before, so I knew the producer, Mitch Teich. When I sent him the audio files he was really impressed with the student's essays," she says.  Reaching an audience by recording and airing radio essays is a great chance for the students to get hands-on experience, she added.

Already, WUWM has aired Hayley Notter's  "A Wish to be Irish," and "Why I Stopped Going to Youth Group," by Tess Childress. More essays by Beloit College students will be aired throughout the spring.

Other essays are available in multimedia form on YouTube, like  Dani Stein's meditation on medication, "Pills."

Catch these stories and more at tonight's screening in the Java Joint.