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A Hole-in-One Reading

The 2nd Day of the Masters begins on Friday the 6th. I wonder who’ll be out in front. Tiger is supposed to stage an epic come-back this year, but that viral video of Jordan Speith skipping the ball over the water hazard looked pretty ridiculous. Will the weathered veteran edge out the young prodigy? Will a no-name arrive on the scene at Augusta and catapult himself to super-stardom? Who knows? Who cares? Good question.

What do golf and public readings have in common? They both feature reserved clapping. Nobody in the world really feels lukewarm about either event; like golf, a reading is sounds like the most boring or most interesting thing you could do with your weekend, depending on your taste. Both feature tiny projectiles launched at lethal speeds across acres of manicured landscape. The list goes on.

So teeing off at 7:30 in the Duncan Student Center will be Christina Leo, Anne Malin Ringwalt, and Lavinia Xu.

Christina graduated from Louisiana State University in 2015 with degrees in English and Mass Communication, concentrating in Creative Writing and Journalism, respectively. Once a student of oil painting and travel writing in Florence, Italy, she interned with LSU Press and Country Roads Magazine, then worked for two years as a staff writer for a lifestyle magazine, inRegister, where she interviewed a 101-year-old Olympic sprinter, a Vietnamese pilot who twice thwarted death, and an Aurora Shooting survivor, among others. During that time, she also served as a mentor for New South Story Lab, a nonprofit offering free creative writing workshops for local high school students who love a good Star Wars reference.

Anne Malin Ringwalt is a writer and musician. A graduate of Emerson College, Ringwalt is particularly interested in poetry, prose, philosophy and performance. Her poetry appears in Hobart, Rogue Agent, Vinyl and Talking River, and her chapbook “Like Cleopatra” was published by dancing girl press in 2014. Her prose appears in the Adroit Journal and DUM DUM Zine: Punks and Scholars, and was recognized by the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program in 2013. She makes music with Fawn and co-curates Petoskey Memory, a collaborative arts and community project. AM can be found floating between Southeastern Wisconsin, Northern Michigan and Southern California.

Lavinia Xu was born in Nanjing, China, and she earned her BA from Ohio State University where she studied English Literature, Creative Writing and Logistics. She started to write poetry in her freshman year when a composition class sparked her interest in poetry. Her poetry explores Chinese identities/myths, and subversive potential of fairytales. Her work has appeared in Paris American. She is co-editor of Off The Coast, an online poetry magazine that features voices of both marginalized and foreign writers, and Farrago, which is cofounded by her and her fellow poets in Ohio.

So join us in the Duncan Student Center, Meeting Room 1 North w134, Friday, April 6, and remember to wear a green jacket.

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