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2nd Annual Six Word Story Contest

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The Streetcar will be hosting our 2nd annual Six Word Story Contest on our Twitter account.  This contest will take place on Thursday, April 6th from 8am to 5pm, and it’s open to Mississippi State students, faculty, and staff.  The rules are simple Streetcar fans, it can ONLY be six words…emojis not included 🙂

On that day, from 8am until 5pm, anyone who wishes to participate will tweet at The Streetcar with their six word story and the hashtag #TSC6words. For the purposes of getting your tweets onto our page and counting votes once the contest is over, it’s important that you tweet them at us AND use the hashtag.  The number of retweets and likes you receive are the votes for your tweet. Retweets and likes count the same at one vote per each one. At 5pm, we will count up all of the likes and retweets for every submission, and whichever story has received the most will win the prize.  That means even if you don’t want to participate with your own story, you should get on our Twitter that day and vote by liking and/or retweeting any of the stories that you want to win.

We will give you more details about the prize we are going to give away as the week goes on, so stay tuned for updates on our social media.  If you have any questions about this event, you can find us on social media—we have a Facebook and a Twitter—or you can email us at: thestreetcarmsu@yahoo.com.

We’re excited to see what y’all can come up with in six words! If you need a little inspiration, check out the hashtag for last year’s contest—#TSCStreetTweet—or this six word story attributed to Hemingway himself: For sale: baby shoes, never worn.

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Stories from State

The Streetcar’s  first event of the 2017 spring semester will be Stories from State. This is a storytelling event created to be a platform for the voices of Mississippi State’s students, faculty and staff, and community members. Those interested in performing at our event on March 7th will submit a few sentences describing a true and personal story they’d like to tell.

The theme for this event is “Mississippi,” and it is open for interpretation. Your creativity is what will set your submission apart. Deadline for all submissions will be February 27th. Those who are selected by our staff will tell their story live at our event, expanding upon the brief description that they provided in their submission to a story that will be about five minutes in length. Visit our Stories from State page to submit your idea.

Please feel free to contact us regarding any questions about this event. We’re available on social media (Facebook and Twitter) or email, at thestreetcarmsu@yahoo.com.

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Our 3rd Annual Open Mic Poetry Night

The Streetcar staff members are excited to announce our Open Mic Poetry Night taking place on November 2nd! It will be held in the Dawg House of the Colvard Student Union on the MSU campus from 7 to 9 p.m. This year’s will be our third one, and it’s become an event that Streetcar fans and staff love to have every fall.

We invite all MSU students, faculty, and staff, as well as community members to attend. You can bring your own poetry to read or sit back and enjoy the work of others, and refreshments will be provided.

We would like to thank our co-sponsor, the MSU Writing Center, that has contributed to this event for the past two years and continues its support this year.

For any questions regarding this event, please contact us through email (thestreetcarmsu@yahoo.com) or social media (Facebook and Twitter).

We hope to see you there!

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Interested in joining The Streetcar staff?

Our staff will be hosting interest meetings next week. They’ll take place on Tuesday, August 23rd, and Wednesday, August 24th, at 5pm in room 405 of Griffis Hall.

At these meetings, our co-editors-in-chief will explain what The Streetcar is, how it’s run, and different responsibilities and opportunities that are available to potential new staff members. The editors and other staff members will be able to answer any questions you might have about the journal, applying, or what it’s like to be on the staff.

We’re more than just English and Art majors, so don’t hesitate to check us out even if your major isn’t a typical “creative” one. Our current staff is a diverse group, and we’re looking for new staff members to add to the mix that will be just as passionate about the journal as we are. There’s opportunities for general staff member positions as well as editor (fiction, nonfiction, art, and poetry), copyediting, production, and public relations/social media positions, with opportunities to move up into positions that you’re interested in after this year.

We hope to see you at one of our interest meetings! If you are unable to make either meeting, or if you have any questions before then, please feel free to email us at thestreetcarmsu@yahoo.com.

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