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White noise September 30, 2010

Filed under: what do you think? — Joe O. @ 11:14 am
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What is your favorite music to listen to while you write?

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Nomadic Studio @ DePaul September 22, 2010

Filed under: cool & interesting events — Joe O. @ 16:55 pm
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If you haven’t dropped by the Nomadic Studio at DePaul University Art Museum yet, then by all means do so. According to a museum press release, the exhibit space has been “repurpose[d]” by the Stockyard Institute into a “hybrid station for production, exhibition, development, performance, publication and education.” A diverse panel of writers will convene tomorrow, Sept. 23,  at 6pm to explore the various forms and content that animate their writing. Check out Nomadic Studio’s blog for more information and for a list of upcoming events.


C.H.F.: Put it on your radar

The start of the Chicago Humanities Festival is about a month away. Nearly one hundred events spanning the wide range of the humanities will begin October 24 and continue November 2-14. Lectures, discussions, performances, and readings are just a few examples of the different types of events planned planned to occur throughout Chicago. Some notable events include a discussion concerning “Jane Austen and the Body,” a reading from Best European Fiction 2010, and a lecture entitled “Shakespeare and the Black Body.” Book your tickets in advance online, as C.H.F. reports 80% of last year’s Fall Festival sold out. Also, check out the C.H.F. staff blog.


Cite this September 21, 2010

Filed under: things that help writers — Joe O. @ 15:09 pm
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One of the best online resources for writers I’ve come across recently is a website called BibMe. Using Bibme,  writers can craft bibliographies for their papers very quickly–and best of all–for free.  BibMe can even find the citation information for the book you’re citing (be careful to make sure you’re citing the correct edition). The site supports the following formats: MLA, APA, Chicago, and Tubarian. NB: the APA format style has not yet been updated to reflect the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association as of this posting.


Welcome! September 20, 2010

Filed under: new media for communication,things that help writers — Joe O. @ 18:55 pm

Welcome to the DePaul University Center for Writing-based Learning’s new blog! Please be patient while we tweak the blog’s settings, add content, and recruit bloggers.  In the meantime, if you haven’t visited UCWbL’s website, take the time to do so.