Archive for the 'Writers' Category

NaNoWriMo – “The World Needs Your Novel”

NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month – starts next month in November. As English Majors, writing is a big part of all we do, even if we aren’t planning on writing novels professionally. Even if it isn’t something you considered beyond as a distraction while walking up the hill, the event is here to encourage creativity and free expression, even if it is
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Streamlines Undergraduate Conference Now Taking Submissions!

Conference submissions are now being taken for Streamlines: An Undergraduate Conference Celebrating Language, Literature, and Writing. Submit your abstract by October 22nd to be considered for a panel presentation! According to the attached flyer, “Streamlines is a collaborative effort among Clarke University, Loras College, and University of Dubuque to create unique opportunities for undergraduates to share scholarship and creativity.” Click
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Student Success: Joshua Johnston Represents WKU English for World Book Night Celebration

Every year on April 23–Shakespeare’s birthday–folks nationwide donate books to people in their communities for the World Book Night (WBN) celebration, and this year in Bowling Green, one of the WKU English department’s own undergraduate students took center stage for the event. Joshua Johnston, a brand new WKU English alumni joined Kristie Lowry, Outreach Coordinator for WKU Libraries, at the
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How to Become a Romance Writer: Step 6

This is the last of the series of “How to Become a Romance Writer.” Sad, I know. But through this journey of writing we have learned several things about romance writing on the way: Step 1-Stick to Your Goal Each English Major, Romance writer or not, needs to stick to their goal. That goal may not be becoming a romance
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English 100 & 200 Conference: Monsters, This Friday!

Join the WKU English department for the 2014 English 100 & 200 Conference: Monsters! This Friday, May 2nd in Cherry Hall 125 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., the English department will present the English 100 & 200 Conference, and the theme is Monsters–it’s sure to be an interesting event! The conference will feature readings from English students in 100 and
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WKU Student Wins at the Nashville Film Festival

The English Department congratulates Charles Dillon Ward on his recent Nashville Film Festival Award in the “Thriller/Horror Short Film” category for his script The Ants Go Marching, which Ward says “is about sacrificing your soul to save your children.” The NaFF is a 10-day public celebration of film where Ward joined industry insiders and other filmmakers. Ward’s script was one
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How to Become a Romance Writer: Step 5

Something that always intrigues me about being an English Major, who loves romance writing, is: there are very little studies in romance writing. English Majors love to learn, but don’t always have the opportunity to. Everyone has that one saying we’ve all heard: “I’ve always wanted to learn (blank)…” But who has ever followed through with that statement? The time
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At Half Price Books!

A Book Club has started up at our local Half Price Books! If you’ve exhausted the reading material from your bookshelf or you’re just looking for a place to discuss writing (good, bad, or otherwise), head out to Half Price Books to check out what is next on their reading list. This month, the club has finished up The Hiding Place, written
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The 124th Issue of Victorians is Now Available

The 124th issue of Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature was released last week. For over sixty years, Victorians (formerly The Victorian Newsletter) has been publishing scholarly articles featuring analyses of Victorian culture and literature. Please contact Dr. Deborah Logan for more information about subscribing to Victorians. Here’s a list of the contents of the 124th issue: “George Eliot’s ‘strange printing’:
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