Laying Down the Law: How to Write a Legal Brief
with Dr. Mark Smith
Monday, January 14, 4-5 p.m., Tyler 106
Dr. Mark Smith, Associate Professor of Political Science, will teach you the basic guidelines for writing legal briefs. Bring your case notes with you, as
this workshop will be interactive and hands-on, giving you the chance to practice the techniques that Dr. Smith explains. If you plan to attend law school
or go into a career related to law, this workshop is for you!
Caught in the Same Net: Faith & Writing
A Workshop with Leslie Leyland Fields
Friday, January 17, 3-4 p.m., Tyler 106
A CU alumna, Leslie Leyland Fields is the author of eight books, including her acclaimed memoir, Surviving the Island of Grace; a book of poetry entitled, The Water Under Fish; and several books she’s edited, such as The Spirit of Food: 34 Writers on Feasting and Fasting Toward God and Hooked! True Stories of Obsession, Death and Love from Alaska’s Commercial Fishing Men and Women. Her essays have appeared in such notable publications as Orion, The Atlantic Monthly, Image: Art, Faith Mystery, Best Essays Northwest, and Christianity Today. Fields lives on Kodiak Island, Alaska, and in the summers, she and her family move to Harvester Island, living there as the island’s only inhabitants and salmon fishing for their company, Fields’ Wild Salmon.
Writing Concisely: How to be Brief for Business
with Prof. Julie Moore and Rita Heaton
Monday, January 28, 7-8 p.m., Tyler 201
Prof. Julie Moore, Director of the Writing Center, and Rita Heaton, a former CU writing center tutor who now works for Career Services, will teach you how to write clear, concise prose for business documents. In a field where wordiness and awkwardness can mean the difference between success and failure, business requires strong writing skills. Yet, this workshop is likewise accessible to and useful for any major needing to master concision and clarity in writing.
with Jessica Lagucki & Sarah Wilson
Monday, February 4, 7-8 p.m., Tyler 106
Experienced writing center consultants Jessica Lagucki, a senior criminal justice major, and Sarah Wilson, a senior social work major, will walk you through the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Especially geared for majors in communication arts, criminal justice, education, exercise and sports science, nursing, psychology, and social work, this workshop is intensive and in-depth.
Surveying the Landscape: How to Write a Literature Review
with Prof. Julie Moore
Monday, February 11, 4-5 p.m., Tyler 106
Prof. Julie Moore, Director of the Writing Center, will teach the basic guidelines for writing a literature review. Especially geared for majors such as education, exercise and sport science, music, and psychology, this workshop will walk you through the steps of writing this highly specialized, discipline-specific essay.
Writing Papers with a Clear Conscience:
How to Paraphrase Information & Avoid Plagiarism
with Prof. Julie Moore
Monday, March 18, 4-5 p.m., Tyler 106
Prof. Julie Moore, Writing Center Director, will teach you one of the most important skills of research writing: How to synthesize other authors’ ideas into your own words and style of writing. The workshop also covers what constitutes plagiarism and how to appropriately document borrowed language and ideas. If you’re working on a research paper this semester, this is a must-attend workshop. In fact, bring your research notes and rough drafts with you, and Mrs. Moore will be glad to field your questions in the last ten minutes of the workshop.
A Celebration of National Poetry Month
A Poetry Reading with Tania Runyan
Thursday, April 11th, 7:30-8:30 p.m., BTS 115
Awarded an NEA Literature Fellowship in 2011, Tania Runyan is the author of A Thousand Vessels, persona poems written in the voices of several biblical women; Simple Weight, which was a finalist for FutureCycle Poetry Press's Book Prize and stems from the Beatitudes; and Delicious Air, which was awarded Book of the Year by the Conference on Christianity and Literature in 2007. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in many publications, including Poetry, Image, Atlanta Review, Indiana Review, The Christian Century, Willow Springs, Nimrod, Southern Poetry Review, Poetry Northwest, and the anthology A Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare. Runyan is also the poetry editor for both Every Day Poems from T.S. Poetry Press and Relief Journal. For more information about her work, you can visit her website.