If I didn’t like the enthusiastic talk and lively conversation of young people, I would not have chosen to be a college instructor. If I didn’t like the nervous energy, relentless vitality, and shimmering intensity of college students, I’d have chosen a livelihood more valued by today’s culture, such as horse racing or fire eating. (Horse racing and fire eating are considered more dignified, and usually offer better retirement benefits, than academic…
Added by regina barreca on November 7, 2012 at 9:59am —
Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series presents the following readers on the theme Underneath August 9 at Studio 333 in Sausalito, 7-9pm. $5. Join us for an extraordinary night as seven authors reveal worlds underneath words. Visit the website for authors' full bios and more info. http://whytherearewords.com
Melissa Cistaro's stories have been published in the… Continue
Added by Why There Are Words on July 19, 2012 at 4:39pm —
Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series presents the following readers on the theme Unforgotten May 10 at Studio 333 in Sausalito, 7-9pm. $5. Join us as these authors create another unforgettable night. That's Why There are Words. For authors’ full bios and more info, check out the website http://whytherearewords.com
Daniel Coshnear is author of Jobs & Other… Continue
Added by Why There Are Words on April 22, 2012 at 5:00pm —
can't figure out why i keep taking on plus 40ish guy friends...here's a breakdown of who:
study case A: 1.“5'9; 2.grey/black ponytail 3. is a special effects coordinator for films 4.gave a long list of apocalyptical novels 5. knows everything about Chrystalids & worked on the Road 6.knows all about why the author wrote the Hunger… Continue
Added by Tracy Elizabeth on April 21, 2012 at 2:05pm —
For almost ten years now, there’s been growing anxiety in the writing community about the “publishing crunch.” Essentially, what’s happened is this: publishers find themselves in increasing financial peril; they need to make money, so they try to make safe bets.
The result for readers is a … Continue
Added by Julija Sukys on January 12, 2012 at 3:00am —
New Book: AZ Way Out West & Wacky featured at A+ Book Fairs 12/3/11…
Added by Margaret on November 25, 2011 at 8:00am —
Today's Wednesday Wonder features what may be the world's tiniest periodic table. It's imprinted on a strand of hair from a chemistry professor at Nottingham University, United Kingdom. Watch the video here:
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on February 2, 2011 at 6:48am —
In a previous post I discussed navigating IEP's and Karen Scott wrote:
Question sparked by this blog entry: what about kids at the other end of the "special needs" spectrum? ... Can you discuss the process by which kids are typically identified as gifted and what schools are required to provide for them?… Continue
Added by Meryl Jaffe on January 5, 2011 at 5:30pm —
Slavery is not dead in America. Human trafficking – forcing people to work against their will – is the second-largest criminal industry in the world; illegal sale of drugs is first. The money raised by trafficking girls for sex is used to purchase illegal drugs and guns, two commodities that bring in more money and wield more power for the men who possess them. The girls sold for sex don’t get any of the money they earn.
Don’t kid… Continue
Added by Pamela Ferris-Olson on November 22, 2010 at 9:00am —
I happened to come across Hollins University
on Facebook. Hollins is a private college offering an MFA in creative writing. They only accept twenty-four students each fall. Students work in poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. I find the multi-genre approach very appealing. Students have to work in the three different genres. Although I lean towards creative nonfiction, I also enjoy writing fiction and poetry. I’ve actually published more poetry… Continue
Added by Brandi Ballard on October 12, 2010 at 6:22pm —
It’s a parent’s worst nightmare. Last week, Nora Miller, a junior at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, committed suicide by dousing herself with a flammable liquid and lighting herself on fire at the edge of one of the University’s playing fields. She was discovered early Monday morning with burns over 100 percent of her body and airlifted to Hartford Hospital. She died shortly after at a nearby burn unit.
According to various University blogs, the night before she died, Miller… Continue
Added by Zoe FitzGerald Carter on September 22, 2010 at 12:04pm —
The MOMIX Dance Company is appearing locally, at George Mason University in Fairfax County, Virginia. I've included a promotional video of the scheduled multimedia performance.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on September 22, 2010 at 4:35am —
In May, Amazon's Jeff Bezos addressed Princeton's graduating class, delivering a thoughtful talk about "build[ing] yourself a great story" and making it last by remembering that "we are our choices." Today's video feature is a segment from his speech.
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on August 5, 2010 at 5:41am —
How many of us have forgotten the sacrifices, the struggles, and the sorrow the suffragists (in America) and the suffragettes (in England) went through to gain the right for all women to vote in all elections?
It has been 100 years this year since the 19th Amendment was passed and then ratified. America's women finally were legally allowed to vote. You as a woman were able to vote in 2008 for Hillary Clinton or for Sarah Palin. Without the suffragists, you could not have voted and… Continue
Added by Julia Hughes Jones on May 21, 2010 at 11:50am —