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.
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.