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The Independent Student Newspaper of St. John's University

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The Independent Student Newspaper of St. John's University

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Briefs: Upcoming Events

The Institute for Writing Studies (IWS)
will host the fi rst St. John’s Bread and Life
Soup Kitchen-Community Center reading on
Tuesday, April 13 at Common Hour.

Guests of Bread and Life will read short
stories, poems and other works that they have
written in the workshops facilitated at the
center by the IWS. The workshops, which
are open to all who visit Bread and Life, have
been running for he past three years.

Tom Philipose, associate director of the
Writing Center, said that the workshops are
used to help guests of Bread and Life with any
type of writing, from short stories and poetry
to resumes and cover letters.

“The workshop guests come from all different
types of backgrounds, have led amazing
lives, and are often dealing with adversity
most of the STJ community could hardly
imagine,” he said.

The event will be held in the Institute for
Writing Studies, which is located on the fi rst
fl oor of St. Augustine Hall.
* * *
Friday, April 2 is the University’s annual
5K “Walk for the Homeless.”
Held every year on Good Friday, the walk
is sponsored by Campus Ministry and the St.
Vincent De Paul Society.

The walk begins with a prayer service at
St. Thomas More Church at 9:00 a.m.. Members
of the St. John’s Community will then
walk to the American Martyrs Church on Bell
Boulevard, then return to the University by
1:00 pm.

Anyone interested in participating should
arrive at St. Thomas More for registration before
9:00 a.m.
* * *

“180 Days,” a one-woman show, will be
performed tomorrow in the Little Theater.
Taren Sterry brings her off-Broadway show
about working with hospice patients to St.
John’s University.

The performance is free for all University
members. RSVP on St. John’s Central.

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