Monday, 7 April 2014

Sarah Tolmie's reading of her new book, "The Stone Boatmen"

Check out Sarah Tolmie's new book at her reading this Thursday. There is free coffee and donuts. This is a unique opportunity to listen to an author and ask questions of a Medievalist genius who regularly teaches Chaucer, Creative Writing, and others (I was lucky enough to have her for ENGL 200A, B, and Creative Writing!).

Monday, 31 March 2014

Minutes Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Minutes for the English Society meeting taking place on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014.
Members present : Hillary U, Amanda W, Janessa M, Sai K.
Meeting called to order at 2:45 pm by president Janessa M. 

  • We have a Google doc of submissions which we need to begin editing 
  • We should advertise it as a compilation of university students and their work in the leaflet
  • We need to get the image from Curtis for the online PDF
  • We are going to need to cancel the event due to low interest/response
  • Could we throw some sort of EOT event instead?
  • We could make a reservation for about 25 people
  • We would like to keep the same night but perhaps begin the event earlier
  • Officially "English Goes to Bomber"
Meeting adjourned at 3:35 pm by the president.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Minutes Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Minutes for the English Society meeting taking place on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014.
Members present : Sai K, Hillary U, Amanda W
Meeting called to order at 2:45 pm by Secretary Hillary U. 

1) Book Club
  • We do not have time to promote this, so we are cancelling the event

2) Codex
  • The cost to print is too high for the number of submissions we have
  • Profs have still not submitted student work
  • We will make an on-line version of the Codex which Emily H. can email out, using Curtis's cover
  • We could make a single page flyer of excerpts with links to the PDF on it

3) Litball
  • Litball actually requires an attendance of at least 100 people
  • We need a new marketing strategy for large events such as this
  • Advertise it as more of an EOT last bash party, and less of an event
  • Focus on the free things
  • We made some flyers, to be put up in the SLC with permission of Feds, and left around campus

Meeting adjourned at 3:40 pm.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Let Loose with the #LitBall - UW English Society's End-Of-Term Event

Guess what? We're hosting a literary ball.
What does that mean? We invite you to the Bomber dressed as a character from literature or in semi-formal attire.
Thursday, April 3, 9pm at the Bomber
$10 entry at the door, so please say "Yes" on Facebook if you are planning to come so we can get an idea of the numbers.
Your ticket covers appetizers but feel free to order anything else on your own tab.
The event is 19+ and all UW students are welcome. You are allowed to sign in one non-UW guest each.

There will be prizes for the best costumes as well as ticket and draw prizes available.

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Minutes Week 6 - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Minutes for the English Society meeting taking place on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014.
Members present : Janessa M, Matt S, Amanda W, Amanda C, Curtis G, Hillary U 
Meeting called to order at 2:45 pm by president Janessa M.

1) Book club next week
  • Could turn it into a general discussion or book appreciation night

2) Lit Ball
  • Out of school people can be signed in
  • We need to start thinking about food and menus soon
  • We are budgeting about 300 dollars for food, and 200 dollars for decorations
  • Ask the DJ and photography clubs for volunteers
  • Looking into a balloon arch and a chocolate fountain
  • There is a costume store in Kitchener we could suggest

3) Codex
  • TBD

Meeting adjourned at 3:30 pm

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Reminder: Meet and Greet Thursday February 6 @ 7pm!

Don't forget, we're having a meet and greet on Thursday!
Check out the Facebook page if you're one of those last-minute people!
Symposium Party room, 7pm onward!
Come out for free food and fun!
There will be a $20 WordsWorth Gift card.