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Spring Shout Songwriting Competition

Contributed by: Patrick Stauffer
Published: Friday, 17 February 2017 4:30 PM
The Ball State University School of Music is pleased to announce the Spring Shout Songwriting Competition, open to all Ball State students ages 18-27. Song material must be your original work and you must be a musician.

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to perform with your band at Be Here Now. Don’t have your own backing band for your live performance? No problem! Use our Music Media Production (MMP) Club Band (drums, bass, guitar, and keyboard). The event will be adjudicated by Ball State Music Media Production faculty and a surprise judge. There will be a jury prize and an audience vote, so bring your friends!

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12th Annual "In Print Festival of First Books" Coming in March!

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Friday, 17 February 2017 12:00 PM
Mark your calendars for the 12th annual In Print Festival of First Books! A two-day event celebrating authors who published their first books, In Print XII will feature poet Iliana Rocha , fiction writer Sequoia Nagamatsu, and creative nonfiction writer Dan Reaburn. Rocha, Nagamatsu, and Reaburn will read from their work on Wednesday, March 15 at 8 PM in AJ 175. They will be joined by publisher/poet Mary Biddinger for a panel discussion about the publication industry on Thursday, March 16 at 8 PM in AJ 175.

Attendees will also receive a free copy of the 2017 issue of Ball State’s national literary magazine, The Broken Plate.
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