Monday, May 2, 2011

Who's Reading on Tuesday's UWM Undergraduate Student Reading? Why These Folks are!

And now, as promised, bios of our writers for Tuesday's undergraduate fiction reading!

Matt Hart was born and raised in Milwaukee. He is the youngest of three boys. He studied two years at Columbia College Chicago, one semester in the Comedy Studies program at Second City, and two and a half years at UWM. Matt has collaborated on a sketch comedy show at Second City, video poem featured on, and will be published in this years issue of UWM’s literary magazine, Furrow.

Rachel Gomez has been writing stories since middle school and has always loved it. She studied at UW Stevens Point and transferred to UWM two years ago. While studying at UWSP she had a piece published in the magazine called "Word Play." The story is called "An Unacceptable Fate." Her hobbies are hanging out with friends, listening to music, and reading.

Carly Fay Wycklendt (Wike-lint) enjoys writing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Her inspiration generally comes from the interesting characters she meets from day-to-day, as well as from the little bits of nature that exist in the cityscape. Her interests/hobbies include singing, playing guitar, hiking, bicycling, and doing yoga.

Joshua Vogt is a Marine Corps veteran, and served an overseas tour in Operation Enduring Freedom (Feb-Sept 2007). He is majoring in creative writing and minoring in psychology. In Fall 2010, Joshua received recognition from the Chair of the English Department for exemplary performance in the area of Creative Writing for my his work in English 233.

Rachel Niemann is a junior transfer student studying creative writing and journalism/mass communication at UWM. Before attending UWM, she studied music performance and English language and literature at Lawrence University. Her writing focuses on those who live on the fringes of society, and she particularly enjoys reading and writing satire.

Bethany Price is a Junior in the Creative Writing Program. She was raised in Florida but has adapted to the harsh Wisconsin winters. For her senior project, she plans to create an illustrated manuscript of poetry. Bethany's favorite poets are Rumi, Chaucer, Allen Ginsberg and Sylvia Plath. Bethany has been published in the Fall 2009 issue of BlazeVox, and was featured in this spring’s Literary Circular at UWM. She has also contributed to a choose-your-own-adventure fiction chapbook called “Pick your Poison”.

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