Monthly Archives: January 2012

Talking It Over: Table Talk with Amy Bloom

Table Talk with Amy Bloom ’75, Kim-Frank Family Writer in Residence, will begin this Thursday, February 2nd at 5 p.m. Snacks will be served Date: Thursdays Time: 5 PM Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Lounge (Allbritton 318)

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Plan Ahead to Make Writing a Priority This Semester: Part 2

Yesterday, I talked a bit about why taking the time now to fit writing into your daily schedule is a good idea if you want to be sure you make progress writing this semester. To recap, it all boils down to this: … Continue reading

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Plan Ahead to Make Writing a Priority This Semester

We who dabble in recreational writing are always well-intentioned. We’ll finish up that short story eventually…but first we should really start on that Anthropology paper. Or that pile of Hemmingway for tomorrow’s class. Or last night’s 30 Rock. I wish … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Roundup: 1.28.12

Isn’t it amazing how two days of classes (one for all you folks who luck out of Friday class) can feel like a full week on the tail end of winter break? Gotta get back into the swing of things, … Continue reading

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Inspiration 2.0: Image Galleries

Last week, the Smithsonian featured a lovely article highlighting various writers who have drawn on images in the Smithsonian Creative Commons to inspire their creative writing. The Smithsonian does a terrific job of making a wide variety of photographs available to the … Continue reading

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Apply for a Writing Mentor!

If you’re seeking to improve your writing this semester, you should sign up for a Writing Mentor! Your mentor will work with you one-on-one throughout the semester on anything and everything you’re writing, from term papers to cover letters to … Continue reading

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First Day of Classes Checklist

Hopefully you’ve all had a nice, relaxing break, ’cause tomorrow we hit the ground running with this semester’s first day of classes! Before you head to class tomorrow, make sure you’re well prepared with: A writing implement of some kind. … Continue reading

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Drop/Add and Email Etiquette

If pre-reg was cruel to you last November (or you had an epiphany over break and decided to trade your economics major to pursue astronomy), you’re likely in for a stressful drop/add. We’ve all been there, pressing to the front … Continue reading

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NYTimes Best of 2011: Malcolm X

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention By Manning Marable Marable’s Malcolm X is a tremendous project befitting of Malcolm X (or El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz)’s tremendous impact on this country. The book is the culmination of over ten years of work of … Continue reading

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NYTimes Best of 2011: The Boy in the Moon

The Boy in the Moon By Ian Brown In his touching memoir The Boy in the Moon: A Father’s Search for His Disabled Son, Ian Brown chronicles the first thirteen years of  life with his son, Walker, one of only 100-some … Continue reading

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