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Honors College Student Charles Dillon Ward Wins Screenwriting Award at Nashville Film Festival for His Script, ‘The Ants Go Marching’

This is a great achievement! Charles Dillon Ward is a student in the Honors College who designed his own major. He will present his script as part of his Capstone Experience/Thesis (CE/T) Defense tomorrow morning at 9am in Cherry Hall … Continue reading

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16th Southern Kentucky Book Fest & Writers Conference (Knicely, April 25 & 26, 2014): Program & Registration

Kentucky Writers Conference, Fri, Apr 25, 2014 Program (pdf) Registration

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The Best Books on Writing and Creativity of 2013

Brain Pickings, December 18, 2013 Timeless wisdom and practical advice on the pleasures and perils of the written word and the creative life. After the year’s best books in photography, psychology and philosophy, art and design, history and biography, science … Continue reading

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Never Come Back: WKU bestselling author David Bell on the “key elements” in writing a good mystery novel

WKU’s bestselling author David Bell, an Associate Professor of English, makes a return visit to WKU Libraries Kentucky Live! Southern Culture At Its Best series on Thursday, November 14th at 7:00 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 1680 Campbell Lane.  He’ll … Continue reading

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How to Write an Abstract

This would also be great practice to write a proposal for your capstone project Ever wonder what an abstract is and how to write one? This workshop covers the parts of an abstract, how to write concisely, and how to … Continue reading

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William Faulkner on writing, the purpose of art, and the meaning of life

A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination — any two of which, at times any one of which — can supply the lack of the others. The great American writer, William Faulkner, was born today in 1897 in … Continue reading

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Unintentional Knowledge: What we find when we are not looking

Julio Alves (director of the Jacobson Center for Writing, Teaching and Learning and of the Writing Program at Smith College), The Chronicle Review, June 23, 2013 Most of our knowledge is incidental and tacit instead of intentional and explicit. What … Continue reading

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“Our challenge each day is not to get dressed to face the world but to unglove ourselves”

  Daily quote from a favorite book, thematically matched with a song. A side project by Maria Popova. We waste so much energy trying to cover up who we are when beneath every attitude is the want to be loved, … Continue reading

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David Foster Wallace on the meaning and value of education: Like fish in water?

David Foster Wallace is widely considered to be one of the most creative writers of the last 20 years. He is the author of the novel Infinite Jest (1996). These are some excerpts from his commencement address at Kenyon College … Continue reading

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How to get a job/internship in politics & How to write your novel and get it published

On Monday, April 1, Rebecca Gale will be in town to offer two roundtable conversations to students. How to Get a Job/Internship in Politics – Tips from an Insider Rebecca Gale has spent over a decade working in politics. She … Continue reading

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