Archive | January, 2011

Literacy Falls

I read an article for my Publishing Process class this week. Actually, it’s more of an abstract for the article; actually, the article is more of a long essay, a compelling report about the decline of reading, not only in younger generations but also in adults. The report is called Reading at Risk, and that title […]

Queerness Is Multiplied

There’s something of a GLBTQA presence at AWP, so when I go next week, I’d like to see what that’s all about. And while we’re on the subject, can we please not lump gay/lesbian, bi, transsexual/transgender, queer, and asexual into one massive, ugly string of letters? Who started that, anyway? Is it necessary to add […]

AWP Approaches

The annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference is next week in Washington D.C. I’m glad that it is so close (in proximity) this year; I went to the conference two years ago, when the conference was in Chicago and I was finishing up undergrad in Indiana, and I enjoyed it immensely. I […]

Spring Semester Starts

Well, the new semester has begun; already, we’ve missed out on a day of class because of snow. For much of the day on Thursday, it really wasn’t that bad, wasn’t even snowing, but it did get kind of “bad” later on, so I guess it’s okay. There was even some thunder, which was weird […]

Goals for 2011

Okay, I’m a little late in posting this, since the year is already ten days down, but here goes. These are some things I would like to accomplish this year: Find a (good) second part-time job, or even a full-time job (preferably related to the publishing industry in some way, but I won’t be too choosy […]