Spring 2015 Workshop Schedule

January

Writing Concisely: How to be Brief for Business
with Prof. Julie Moore
Monday, January 26, 4-5 p.m., Tyler 106

Prof. Julie Moore, Director of the Writing Center, 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.

Book Discussion: Silence
with Prof. Dan Clark
Tuesday, January 27, 4-5 p.m., Tyler 106

Join Prof. Dan Clark for a lively discussion of Japanese author Shūsaku Endō’s award-winning novel, Silence. Prof. Clark will focus the discussion on the novel’s cultural and theological influences.

February

APA Workshop
with Courtney Raymond & Joella Gerber
Monday, February 2, 4-5 p.m., Tyler 106

CRLA-certified writing center consultants Courtney Raymond, an applied communications major, and Joella Gerber, a psychology major, will walk you through the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, sixth edition. Especially geared for majors in communications, criminal justice, education, exercise and sports science, nursing, psychology, and social work, this workshop is intensive and in-depth.

Writing Center Alumni Still Writing: Translating, Editing, & Writing
with Erin San Gregory
Tuesday, February 10, 4-5 p.m., Tyler 106

Join Erin SanGregory (’09) whose B.A. in professional writing and M.A. in linguistics prepared her to do everything a writer might do: translation, editing, publishing, and of course, writing. Learn about her career overseas as well as her language acquisition work. Erin will also entertain questions in the last fifteen minutes of her presentation.

March

Master Class
with Poet Marjorie Maddox
Thursday, March 12, 4-5 p.m., Tyler 106

Acclaimed poet Marjorie Maddox will offer special advice on writing poetry and children’s literature—and perhaps, talk about baseball, too! Director of Creative Writing and Professor of English at Lock Haven University, Marjorie Maddox has published nine collections of poetry—including Local News from Someplace Else; Weeknights at the Cathedral; Transplant, Transport, Transubstantiation (2004 Yellowglen Prize); and Perpendicular As I (Sandstone Book Award)— and over 450 stories, poems, and essays in journals and anthologies. She also has eight children’s books, including A Crossing of Zebras: Animal Packs in Poetry and Rules of the Game: Baseball Poems. She is the great grandniece of Branch Rickey, the General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers who helped break the color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson. An alumna of both Wheaton College and Cornell University, Maddox has won the 2000 Paumanok Poetry Award, an Academy of American Poets Prize, a Bread Loaf Scholarship, Pushcart Prize nominations in both fiction and poetry, and LHU’s Honors Professor of the Year. For more information, see www.marjoriemaddox.com.

Surveying the Landscape: How to Write & Revise a Literature Review
with Joella Gerber & Hannah Brown
Monday, March 23, 4-5 p.m., Tyler 106

CRLA-certified writing center consultants Joella Gerber and Hannah Brown, both psychology majors, will teach the basic guidelines for writing a literature review. Especially geared for majors such as allied health, athletic training, communications, education, pharmacy, and psychology, this workshop is detailed and will walk you through the steps of writing this highly specialized, discipline-specific essay. Bring your literature review assignments and research with you.

April

Open Mic: A Celebration of National Poetry Month
with Prof. Nellie Sullivan and Prof. Julie Moore
TBA, Beans ’n Cream, 7-8 p.m.

Join us for our second annual celebration of National Poetry Month. Bring a poem to share—either one you’ve written or one that’s a favorite of yours. The open mic will be limited to twenty participants, so come early to add your name to the list! Professors Nellie Sullivan and Julie Moore will read along with you.
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