Women’s Student Assembly hosted Master of Professional Writing program professor and author Janet Fitch on Wednesday night at the University Religious Center.Women’s Student Assembly is one of the nine assemblies of the Undergraduate Student Government Program Board.“WSA is a space to be myself, but also explore what it means to be who I am, because there are so many cultural messages about the way women should be,” said Chelsee Bergen, a board member of WSA. “It’s a space that I can process and build a community around people who are also interested in expressing themselves.”Wednesday’s event was the first time the WSA has hosted an author.Fitch studied history at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. She won a student exchange program to Keele University in England where she decided on her 21st birthday that she wanted to write fiction.At the event, Fitch talked about and read passages from her novels, including a passage from her novel, White Oleander, which was featured on Oprah’s Book Club. Fitch described the 1999 novel, which was later turned into a movie, as a savage love story between a mother and a daughter. The novel is about a 12-year-old girl who must navigate the Los Angeles foster care system after her mother is convicted of killing her own boyfriend. Fitch said that the book was intended to be a coming-of-age story.“All stories are coming-of-age stories because you never really get there — finding the truth of life,” Fitch said. “You are always a beginner, always figuring out what sits well and what doesn’t sit well.”The novel’s protagonist moves from foster home to foster home and is told by different mothers how to live. Each of the houses she lives in is its own little world with its own truths and values. Ultimately, it becomes the protagonist’s responsibility to find out what she wants to believe and live by.“Looking at my own story, with every older woman who was interesting to me, I’d take a little something from,” Fitch said. “It’s like your own mother isn’t your only mother. They all give you examples of how you want to live.”Fitch interviewed girls in the foster care system who told her that the experience is like constantly auditioning for a part. According to Fitch, there is a relationship between this “auditioning” and the ways in which Americans live. Fitch believes that people aren’t given who they are; rather, they try different characteristics in developing their personalities.Fitch said that the idea for White Oleander came to her gradually.“It’s like you follow a little stream and you find another little stream that joins it and you follow a little further and something else joins it,” Fitch said of how she got the idea for White Oleander. “You start with a tiny little thing and other things that interest you join up. Then you have all these strands coming together.”She described her participation in a writer’s group as helpful to her creative process.“I was in a writer’s group where you picked a random word, usually very simple,” Fitch said. “And then you let that inspire you. You pick one idea and write two pages double-spaced. The word was ‘wind’ with White Oleander. I saw a full moon and a woman with white blonde hair on the roof of a building, and I wrote two pages double-spaced. It just started growing.”Students said it was interesting to get an inside look from an author’s perspective.“It was incredible because you read all the workings of her imagination without ever actually thinking about who wrote this, but you get to know these characters so personally and you feel so involved with them,” said Ashley Lukashevsky, a senior majoring in international relations and a fan of White Oleander. “So seeing her and meeting her and being able to speak with her about her thought process and inspirations — it’s an experience we are so lucky to have.”Fitch is currently in the process of finishing a historical novel about three schoolgirls during the Russian Revolution.“I’m interested in what it’s like to live in the repercussions of historical decisions,” Fitch said.
Maurice Fitzgerald is set to make an unexpected return to Kerry senior football.The two time All-Ireland winner will tonight be ratified as a member of Eamon Fitzmaurice’s backroom team for the coming year.Fitzgerald replaces Diarmuid Murphy who spent six years a selector before stepping down last month.
Aranzubia The other seven views of the Almeria stadium resulted in four draws and three losses. In Second they met twice. Last season (1-1 with goal from Fede Cartabia) and defeat 2-0 in 2011-12 with Oltra on the bench. The Mediterranean Games also left an iconic image for sportsmanship. It was the goal of Dani Aaranzubía in the discount time on February 20, 2011 that meant the tie (1-1).The first leg against the Andalusians, the last of AnquelaThe first round match in Riazor of the 10th day ended with 0-0. Although the opponent was then the second classified and achieve a tie transmitting a good image, it was the last game of Juan Antonio Anquela in front of Deportivo. After the meeting the technician jienense was dismissed by Paco Zas and he took his place Luis César, That would last eleven games. That day Anquela opted for a 4-3-3 and aligned an eleven that will not differ in excess of the one that can be presented Fernando Vázquez this weekend. Dani Gimenez was the goalkeeper with a defense formed by Vault, Peru Nolaskoain, Montero and Salva Ruiz (receives discharge this week). In the middle they were Gaku Shibasaki, Álex Bergantiños and Aketxe. On the offensive line he also acted Gizzard, another fixed for that of Castrofeito. The differential point between both coaches, regardless of the system, is in the other two attackers. Then they played Borja Valle and Longo; now they do Çolak and Sabin Merino. To the Sports a tough test awaits him on Saturday Mediterranean Games for multiple reasons. The first, the potential of Almeria, currently ranked third. The second, the delicate situation of the team with a José María Gutiérrez that the position will be played. The third, the stadium itself, in which the people of Coruña have not done too well.Deportivo has visited the Andalusian fief on eight occasions and only once did he win. It was more than ten years ago, specifically on November 30, 2008 in First. The Blue and Whites, then directed by Michelangelo Lotina, prevailed in the Mediterranean Games (0-1) with a lonely goal of Joan Verdú in the 74th minute after the Catalan half-point failed a penalty six minutes earlier. The match, of course, was conditioned by the red to Negredo in 51 ‘.