03/20/2017 - 03/25/2017
NU Writers’ Week
Location: Northeastern Crossing
NU English Department, Writing Center, Northeastern Crossing, NU Humanities Center, and ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development
More Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1795928464001898/
NU Writers’ Week brings together students, faculty, staff, and the Boston community to feature and support the wide-range of voices and types of writing present in our community. This weeklong celebration of writing will include a variety of interactive events, including workshops and panels with the goal of making all writing inclusive.
All events are free and open to students, staff, faculty, and community members.
NU Writers’ Week Schedule
- Resume and Cover Letter Writing Workshop
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. | Northeastern Crossing
Space is limited. RSVP here.Join us for a Resume and Cover Letter Writing Workshop presented by The Writing Center and ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development. The first half of this session will be a presentation answering common formatting and content questions with examples. Additionally, we will cover tone, word choice, and cohesion. For the second half of this workshop, come prepared to work on your own resumes or cover letters from any point in the writing process. Consultants will be available to work with you and answer questions.
- Fiction Panel and Workshop
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.| Northeastern Crossing
Space is limited. RSVP here.Join us for a Fiction Panel and Workshop presented by Writing Program faculty members Jeremy Bushnell, Christen Enos, and Kat Gonso. The panel discussion and Q&A period will cover fiction writing in its multiple forms and lengths, including the novel, short story, and flash fiction. Bring your own works in progress, as we will spend the second half of the session in breakout groups discussing your work.
- Non-fiction Panel and Workshop
12 – 1:30 p.m.| Northeastern Crossing
Space is limited. RSVP here.Join us for a Nonfiction Panel and Workshop presented by Writing Program faculty members Emily Avery-Miller, Laurie Edwards, and Sebastian Stockman. The panel discussion and Q&A period will cover writing and publishing in such genres as personal essays, creative nonfiction and journalism, and nonfiction books. Bring your own works in progress, as we will spend the second half of the session in breakout groups completing revision activities that focus on voice, structure, tone, and other elements.
- Poetry in Motion: Slam Workshop
5:30-7:00 p.m.| Northeastern Crossing
Space is limited. RSVP here.”Poetry has always been said to be a private, hidden art, not appreciated. The reason it’s not appreciated is because it hasn’t shown any guts, hasn’t shown any dance, hasn’t shown any moxie.” (Charles Bukowski, Poetry in Motion, documentary, 1992)
This workshop will bring poetry out in the open, show guts, and dance, and moxie. After a series of exercises to get participants writings, we will then get performing: and have some performances from members of the NU Slam community, too!
- One Day, One Goal
10:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.| Northeastern Crossing
Space is limited. RSVP here.Northeastern Writing Center and Northeastern Crossing present One Day, One Goal, a five-hour writing event to help Northeastern faculty, students, staff and local community members achieve their writing goals.