November is National Novel Writing Month! Join fellow writers at the Lydia M. Olson Library as we provide a creative space and brainstorming supplies for you to make progress on your novel and encourage others.
The Library Atrium with be reserved to motivate those working toward writing a novel this month. Coffee, tea, writing utensils and brainstorming supplies will be provided.
Set a goal, track your progress and connect with other writers at https://www.nanowrimo.org/.
Image courtesy of NaNoWriMo.
The Lydia M. Olson Library and the School of Art and Design invite you to join us on Monday, November 18, 5:00-7:00 pm as we celebrate the opening of the Students' Art Gallery (SAG*) in its new Harden Hall location. We will also celebrate the opening of SAG's latest exhibit, Bare, an exploration in simplicity.
SAG* is located in Harden Hall on the main floor of the Olson Library.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
For more information about SAG*, please visit http://art.nmu.edu/sag/.
The English Department will be hosting an open mic reading to celebrate the life and work of Toni Morrison. Morrison was the author of many novels, including The Bluest Eye and Beloved, as well as books of nonfiction. She won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993 and continued to publish extraordinary books until her death last summer at the age of 88.
Bring your favorite passage from Morrison's work, read a tribute you've written, or come to listen.
Celebrate seven exceptional student's achievements with the NMU Honors Program and Lydia M. Olson Library! Earlier this year, students were awarded one of the following:
The reception will include light refreshments, and small presentations from our fellowship students and their mentors:
UPPAA Speakers Bureau Presents
Deborah K. Frontiera—Author of The Chronicles of Henry Roach-Dairier, Living on Sisu:
The 1913 Union Copper Strike Tragedy, and others
Seminar Title: “Describing Your World”—Maximizing the Role of Setting
No matter what you write, fiction or nonfiction, it happens somewhere. Your readers need to know about that “somewhere” in an interesting way as it’s needed—not too much, which ends up in boring description, and not so little that readers don’t know where they are or when in history you’ve put them. Award-winning author, Deborah K. Frontiera, has published works in many times, places and genres. Her experiences may help you with your own settings.
In this workshop, she will cover:
About the Author
Deborah K. Frontiera grew up in the western U.P. From 1985 through 2008, she taught in inner-city public schools in Houston, TX. This was followed by several years in Houston’s WITS (Writers In The Schools), program where she was a writer-in-residence at several elementary schools guiding young people in creative writing. A “migratory creature”, she spends spring, summer, and fall in her beloved U.P. and the dead of winter in Houston, Texas, with her daughters and grandchildren. Several of her books have been honor or award winners. She has published fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s books, and numerous articles for the Marquette Monthly. She also edits the newsletter for the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association. For fun, she enjoys hiking, swimming, kayaking and reading. For details about her many books and accomplishments, visit her web site: www.authorsden.com/deborahkfrontiera .
About the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association (UPPAA)
The UPPAA was founded in 1998 as a non-profit 501(c)2 corporation with the goal of educating and empowering authors of the U.P. Among its outreach programs are a Speaker’s Bureau, a contest for young writers (grades 5 to 12), and an annual journal The U.P. Reader.
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