Writing Commons Events
"The Writer's Bloc" Creative Writing Group, Spring 2013
Come share your projects with fellow creative writers Sundays from 2:00 - 3:00 PM, at the Writing Commons. "The Writer's Bloc" is open to all members of the KSU community currently working on poetry, fiction, drama, creative nonfiction, and more. Facilitated by Writing Commons tutors with expertise in creative writing, our meetings will provide participants with the quality feedback and support all creative writers need to succeed. Join us, and enjoy the fellowship and support of the newest the KSU creative writing community!
Graduate Student Writing Group, Spring 2013
International Conversation Hour, Spring 2013
The Writing Commons cordially invites international students for casual conversation with native English speakers. Join us, and make yourself at home! We meet Tuesdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, and Thursdays, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM. starting on Thursday 1/24/13 and ending on Thursday, April 25) in the Writing Commons, located on the 4th floor of the main library. No appointment or RSVP is necessary. Everyone is welcome!
Faculty Writing Group, Spring 2013
Are you working so hard at helping your students navigate their writing projects that you have little time left for your own? Join fellow faculty from across the disciplines for lunch and collegial feedback on your writing projects. Meetings will be on alternate Thursdays 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM on the 4th floor of the Library in the Writing Commons. We meet every two weeks for lunch (BYOL) and helpful feedback on our scholarly and professional projects. Make some time in your schedule for you!
Bring your lunch, any writing project at any stage of development, a mug for hot beverages . . . and perhaps . . . a friend!
Faculty Writing "Lunch Bunch" Meeting Schedule, Spring 2013
- Thursday, January 24 - 12:00 noon -1:00 PM
- Thursday, February 7 - 12:00 noon -1:00 PM
- Thursday, February 21 - 12:00 noon -1:00 PM
- Thursday, March 7 - 12:00 noon -1:00 PM
- Thursday, March 21 - 12:00 noon -1:00 PM
- Thursday, April 4 - 12:00 noon -1:00 PM
- Thursday, April 18 - 12:00 noon -1:00 PM
- Thursday, May 2 - 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM
Student Success Workshop Schedule, Fall 2012
The Writing Commons once again offers Student Success Workshops for First Year Students. Join us! All workshops take place at the Writing Commons.
Thursday, September 20, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, I'm Just Not a Good Writer
Not true. Everyone can write! The truth is, if you can carry on a conversation, you can write, and write well. Come to this interactive workshop to learn the secret to tackling the most difficult aspect of college-level writing.
Thursday, September 27, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, What Does My Professor Want from Me?
Mystified by your writing assignments? Learn strategies to decode assignment sheets. Learn to ask the right questions of your professors, in the right way. Stay on target with your writing projects. Bring your current assignment sheets with you to the workshop.
Thursday, October 4, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Give Feedback Like a Pro! Peer Response Techniques that Get Results
Do you need feedback on your writing, but don't know how to ask? Do you feel a little lost in peer review sessions in class? Join the us for a crash course in getting the most helpful responses from anyone you ask to read your writing. Learn proven methods for providing great feedback to peers. Please bring a piece of writing in progress to this workshop.
Introduction to Scientific Writing Workshop, Fall 2012Summary: This free workshop will focus on the differences between "regular" writing and scientific writing, how to think like a scientist (and therefore write like one!), and will explain how to use the online research databases PubMed and Web of Science. Learn what comprises effective scientific writing, how to approach the writing process, the various types of documents you’ll likely encounter, and how to find/use references.Date/time: 10/29, 11/1, 11/7 at 6:00-7:00pmLocation: Writing Commons, Library 4th floorContact: Jessica Krieger @ Jkrieger@Kent.edu