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Hey, Moore students: We know the fall semester just started, but have you made your plan to visit the Margaret Minik Writers Studio?

Located inside the Connelly Library in Sarah Peter Hall, the Margaret Minik Writers Studio is a space dedicated to promoting excellence in writing at Moore. Artists and designers need to possess strong writing and communication skills in order to get ahead in their future careers—that's why the Writers Studio supports all BFA and graduate students in developing these essential skills. The Writers Studio offers academic assistance through peer tutoring and resources in all aspects and types of writing, as well as a range of helpful events for those who want to enhance their knowledge base and get ahead. Plus, if you're an avid reader or creative writer, the Writers Studio also hosts events with guest authors reading directly from their published work.

Check out the list of coming Writers Studio events, taking place this fall, and mark your calendar for the ones you most want to check out! Don't forget: All first-year students are required to attend one writing event each semester, and you can select from any of the events below. Bring your smartphone and Moore ID to each event to scan your attendance. If you do not have a smartphone, someone will help you when you arrive.

Plus: Each Thursday from 3–4pm students are invited to the Writers Studio to write in community with others. Bring your laptop or your journal and use this time for any writing—personal journaling, a class assignment, a creative side project, etc. If you need any assistance, a Writing Assistant and a Connelly Library staff member will be available. Most importantly, snacks are provided!

Time Management & Scheduling

Wednesday, September 8, 11:30 am
Jenna Bradley, Academic Services Coordinator, leads a workshop on how to manage your time and work load as a college student. (Writers Studio, Connelly Library, First Floor of Sarah Peter Hall)

Guest Author: Tim Fielder

Thursday, September 16, 6 pm
Tim Fielder, author of the graphic novel Infinitum: An Afrofuturist Tale, reads from his book. (Zoom, Meeting ID: 742 259 1449)

Writing in Community Kickoff Event

Thursday, September 23, 3 pm
Join our Connelly Library staff and a Writing Assistant for coffee and treats to kick-off our “Writing in Community” Thursdays for the Fall 2021 semester! (Writers Studio, Connelly Library, First Floor of Sarah Peter Hall)

Notetaking

Friday, September 24, 11:30 AM
Jenna Bradley leads a workshop on notetaking strategies. (Writers Studio, Connelly Library, First Floor of Sarah Peter Hall)

Art & Writing Discussion Series (keyword: SELF)

Wednesday, September 29, 11:30 am
Featuring the work of Lynn Palewicz (Foundation), Gigi McGee (Graphic Design), and a Moore Student (TBA) this event explores how each presenter’s art/design work intersects with writing and the theme of SELF. (Library Instruction Lab, Connelly Library, First Floor of Sarah Peter Hall)

How to Email Your Professor

Monday, October 4, 11:30 am
Wondering how to write a professional email and make a good impression? Join Jenna Bradley for a practical workshop on email etiquette! (Writers Studio, Connelly Library, First Floor of Sarah Peter Hall)

Guest Author: Jonathan Nevair (AKA Dr. Jonathan Wallis!)

Tuesday, October 5, 11:30 am
Jonathan Nevair (otherwise known as Professor Jonathan Wallis from Moore’s Liberal Arts department), reads from his new books, Goodbye to the Sun and Jati’s Wager, the first two of his science-fiction trilogy The Wind Tide. (Writers Studio, Connelly Library, First Floor of Sarah Peter Hall)

From Thesis to Paper: Organizing Ideas in Writing

Wednesday, October 6, 11:30 am
Our Writing Assistants lead a workshop on how to organize ideas and structure an essay. (Writers Studio, Connelly Library, First Floor of Sarah Peter Hall)

Artist Research Panel

Wednesday, October 13, 11:30 am
Moderated by Maia Hajj and in collaboration with the Connelly Library and the Galleries, this panel shares the research process behind the art practices of four artists. (The Galleries at Moore Atrium)

Guest Poet: Husnaa Hashim

Thursday, October 14, 6 pm
Husnaa Hashim, the 2017–2018 Youth Poet Laureate of Philadelphia and author of the poetry collection Honey Sequence (The Head and the Hand, 2018), reads her poetry. (The Galleries at Moore Atrium)

How to Write an Artist Statement

Tuesday, October 19, 11:30 am
Our Writing Assistants lead a workshop on how to write an Artist Statement. (Writers Studio, Connelly Library, First Floor of Sarah Peter Hall)

Art & Letter Book Club (The Galleries Event)

Wednesday, October 27, 11:30 am
Join Laila Islam for a discussion of My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem. (The Galleries at Moore Atrium)

Creative Commons Licensing Workshop

Thursday, October 28, 11:30 am
Maia Hajj leads students in a workshop on Creative Commons Licensing for Artists. (Library Instruction Lab, Connelly Library, First Floor of Sarah Peter Hall)

Documenting Sources: MLA

Friday, November 5, 11:30 am
Our Writing Assistants lead a workshop on how to document your sources using MLA. (Writers Studio, Connelly Library, First Floor of Sarah Peter Hall)

Revision Strategies & Editing Tips

Monday, November 8, 11:30 am
Our Writing Assistants lead a workshop on revision strategies and editing tips for writing. (Writers Studio, Connelly Library, First Floor of Sarah Peter Hall)

Zine Making Workshop

Thursday, November 18, 3 pm
Come make and trade zines at a zine making workshop led by Kim Lesley during our Writing in Community hour the week before Thanksgiving! (Writers Studio, Connelly Library, First Floor of Sarah Peter Hall)

 

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