Local Literary Events, Accomplishments, and More

Workshop: Writing the LONG Paper Mar. 5

posted Feb 27, 2014, 11:10 AM by USD English Department

Writing the LONG Paper  (Wed., March 5, 7-8 p.m. CST, Delzell 110, School of Education, USD-Vermillion and online): Learn about the process for writing the long paper. Topics include the following: choosing a successful topic; applying strategies for research, note-taking, organization, composition, and revision; and avoiding common pitfalls in a long writing project. The workshop is useful for anyone writing an Honors or graduate thesis, a research essay of fifteen or more pages, or any other long writing project. Workshop conducted by Associate Professor and Chair John Dudley, Dept. of English. See instructions for distance students below.

Distance students, attend live via Blackboard Collaborate: http://tinyurl.com/s14wcworkshops
https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/meeting.jnlp?sid=2007004&password=M.AE637DBD398FC0E2A28AA05DEAE4D1 (if first link does not work).

Access recordings at https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/recording/playback/link/table/meeting?suid=M.1C01E4BE82978E7B02FD094A2D3324&sid=2007004# .

View hardware and software prerequisites beforehand at http://support.blackboardcollaborate.com .

VLP Reading and Poetry Slam Feb. 27 moves to MUC

posted Feb 27, 2014, 10:57 AM by USD English Department

The monthly VLP Reading and poetry SLAM series has moved! Join us this Thursday, 7 p.m., in the MUC Pit Lounge on the USD-Vermillion campus.

Our featured guest this month is fiction writer Leslie Goss Erickson. Leslie received her M.A. from USD and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and she’s been teaching writing and literature at Western Iowa Tech Community College for the past 15 years. An avid hiker and backpacker, Leslie writes about her experiences on her blog, Between a Rock and a Soft Spot. Her short story “Danielle’s Spot” appeared in the VLP Magazine after winning the VLP’s inaugural annual short story contest. Leslie's reading will be followed by a poetry slam (a fun competition for poets) open to ANYONE. Slam poets should bring 3 original poems, and prizes will be awarded. For more info, contact Marcella Remund at mremund@usd.edu

Writing Center Reopens Jan. 21, 2014

posted Dec 20, 2013, 8:28 AM by USD English Department

The University of South Dakota Writing Center will be on break from December 19, 2013 through January 20 (Martin Luther King Day), 2014. They will reopen Tuesday, January 21st, 2014. Hours will be as follows:
  • Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Sunday 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The Writing Center is closed on university holidays and breaks.

The Online Writing Center will accept submissions from distance students beginning January 2, 2014.

For more information, email the Writing Center at wcenter@usd.edu . During the break, they will check email periodically.

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