What's New at the Writing Center

 WRITING CENTER,

CSB SUSTAINABILITY,

and COMMON GROUND GARDEN

"BEHOLD THIS COMPOST!": POETRY AT THE COMMON GROUND GARDEN

Do you like poetry and gardening? We have the event for you. Join us to read some famous poems about composting and learn about the value of the humble compost heap, as we generate both metaphors and good clean humus for the garden. 

November 9   noon - 1:00   Common Ground Garden 

 

WRITING CENTER

and

LIBRARIES, MEDIA and ARCHIVES

 

2017 NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH SERIES

Do you have a great idea for a book?   Need some structure to help you get that novel drafted?  Join us for National Novel Writing Month.  NaNoWriMo is an annual, international creative writing program that takes place during the month of November. Participants attempt to write a 50,000 word manuscript between November 1 and November 30.      

 

October 18    Prep Night 7 pm – 8:30 pm   Learning Commons Events Room 378  

Planning, character sketches, inspiration – we’ve got strategies for you to make your 50,000 word goal.

 

November 1   NaNoWriMo Kick Off 7 pm – 8:30 pm  Alcuin Library Hilary Thimmesh Writing Center

Bring your laptop or notebook, and start writing.   Writing Center staff will be on hand to give you tips and encouragement.   We’ll have refreshments to fuel your brain cells. 

 

November 27  NaNoWriMo Final Push 7 pm – 8:30 pm   Learning Commons Events Room 378

We’re here to give you encouragement to finish your draft.   Get a “pep talk”, ask for feedback, drink some caffeine!  

Questions?   Contact the CSB/SJU Writing Centers at 320-363-2711 or 320-363-5499, or email us at [email protected]  


 

Libraries, Media and Archives and The Writing Center

First Tuesday Scholarly Publishing Series

Planning for Publication

All sessions in Learning Commons 378

4:15-5:00 PM

Do you want your research to make a difference? Do you have new insights, compelling data, or innovative ideas that would be of interest to others? Faculty, professional staff, graduate students, and undergraduate researchers can all make meaningful contributions to their disciplines through scholarly publishing. This series of programs, open to all, will provide the building blocks of a plan to publish your research. 

September 5, 2017    Finding a place to publish.   Led by Diana Symons and Kathy Parker

What’s the best journal, monograph series, or other publication for your work? This session will introduce strategies for finding the right place to publish.  Topics include publication scope and value, journal selection, journal impact factors and other citation metrics.

 

October 3, 2017    Getting a work out the door.  Led by Kyhl Lyndgaard and Abby Travis (Editor), Milkweed Edition

You’ve done your work and have a well-written article, thoughtful book outline, or sample chapters in hand. What comes next? This session will cover ways to make sure your research catches the attention of a publisher. Topics include writing a proposal, submitting a manuscript, and handling revisions after peer review. 

 

November 7, 2017   Owning your work.  Led by Molly Ewing, Diana Symons and Jonathan Carlson

They liked it! An editor wants to acquire your work.  How do you share your work without giving it away forever? This session addresses author rights in the publication process. Topics include negotiating licenses,  open access, and copyright.

 

December 5, 2017   Learn from the experts.   Guest panel of published faculty, facilitated by Kyhl Lyndgaard

They did it, and so can you. In this session, faculty colleagues share their experience with scholarly publishing.