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Tis the season to meet Holly, fa-la-la!!

Holly Logsdon is a senior pursuing an English degree, majoring in creative writing with a minor in professional writing. In addition to being a non-traditional student, Holly works at the Office of Student Financial Assistance, and is an intern for Dr. Rob Hale working with him on the STEPS Program. She spoke with me about the experiences she’s had as
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Potter College Fall Festival : “I Wish Ogden did Cool Stuff Like This!”

As most of you know, the lovely Potter College Fall Festival was this past Wednesday, and it was fantastic! There was live music, food, and pumpkins. I made a flower bouquet, drank hot apple cider, and won a cool mug from the history department. There was a table where you can get poems written for you, learn about study abroad,
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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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PW English Student, Allison Gregory Authors Web Comic: 20/40

Allison Gregory is passionate about comics, to say the least. So much so, that she’s created a collaborative web comic with a group of friends titled 20/40. As stated on the official 20/40 website, each of the five people involved “bring a different flavor to the comic, keeping it alive and vital.” Allison’s role is to write for and manage
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Mashup Melville: Moby Dick Meets the Restless Digital Natives

Remixing Melville: Moby Dick Meets the Digital Generation | MindShift  Is this the summer to finally do justice to Melville’s opus mundi, Moby Dick?  I think I will have another go at it, but this time I am going to get some help from Henry Jenkins and Erin Reilly.  They have written a participatory learning guide to the work that
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Idleness: The Mother of Possibility

What would summer be without idleness.  Sven Berkirts’ peripatetic essay in praise of idleness, “The Mother of Possibility”, is a reminder of the need for what Walt Whitman called ‘loafing’ not as an instrumental act, a recharge of the batteries, but as a state of being on par with industry as a human value.  For the practitioner of the liberal
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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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Science Fiction and Suspense at the Kentucky Writers Conference

A collaborative post between Andria Nealis and Tiffany Hughes. The Southern Kentucky Writers Conference and Bookfest is one of the largest annual literary events. It hosts thousands of potential writers each April. This past Bookfest was held Friday and Saturday, April 25 & 26. During this event, there were several writing workshops on Friday, April 25th, where authors that had books available for
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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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Successful Interns: Bradley Englert

Our English department internship coordinator, Dr. Angela Jones, has helped build connections with many businesses and organizations over the years, providing students with a wide range of internship opportunities. While this is a fantastic resource, all students are encouraged to form their own relationships with employers to develop internships outside of the department. By doing this, English majors can truly
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