Department Highlights 2015-2016
Consider enrolling in Journal and Memoir Writing this spring! This course offers students the opportunity to study others’ journals and memoirs, as well as create their own. This is a great course for those interested in creative nonfiction writing. For more information about WRIT 1006, contact Whitney Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org
A new course on Electronic Publication will be available this spring! Using principles of formatting, marketing, and design, this course will prepare students to create their own journals, newsletters, magazines, and more. For more information about WRIT 4222, contact Amy Clark at email@example.com
The newest issue of the online literary magazine Split Rock Review has recently been released. The site was founded by Writing Studies professor Crystal S. Gibbins and features many other Writing Studies faculty on its staff. They feature poetry, fiction, visual narratives, and many other storytelling forms with Northern Minnesota flair. Check out the latest issue at SplitRockReview.org
Journalism faculty John Hatcher is involved in the One River, Many Stories project. Their goal is to collect stories from journalists, bloggers, students, and storytellers in northern Minnesota about their connection to the St. Louis River. They will be holding workshops and networking events for the storytellers involved. The project will be published in April of 2016. Visit them at OneRiverMN.com
- On November 13th, the UMD Writing Studies Club and the CSS English & Arts Club will team up to present their event “A Night of Writing Dangerously”. Starting at 6 pm in St. Scholastica’s Somers Main Lounge, there will be a variety of events, including games, food, and a silent auction. There will also be writing and art contests. This event is free and open to the public and a great way for the community to support local students’ talents.
- On October 20th, the Kathryn A. Martin Library at the University of Minnesota Duluth held a faculty panel on open access publishing. The moderated panel featured four UMD faculty members, including David Beard from the Writing Studies department. They shared their involvement, as well as their successes and obstacles in using this increasingly popular venue for scholarship.
On October 15th, professors Chongwon Park and Dan Turner presented their talk "A Hell of a Day: English Binominal Constructions". This was the first in this year's series of Word Association Talks. These talks showcase recent work and research being done by faculty and graduate students in the English and Writing Studies Departments.
- 2013 Professional Writing graduate, Jessica Noor, is in an exciting position at Cirrus Aircraft as a marketing copywriter- and soon to be pilot.
- Our recent Writing Studies Club event featuring author Spike Carlsen was a big success! Carlsen gave a fun and informative speech to campus and community members alike on woodworking and the writing process.
Spring 2016 Registration
Queued registration for the spring 2016 semester begins in November. For more information about registering for WRIT, JOUR, or LING courses, visit this page. Please note that the only way to get into a closed class is via the online wait list.