29 February: Review

Happy Leap Year!

With the help of my peers and contacts, I’ve been able to enjoy lots of inspiration this month.  My personal favorite blog article was Painfully Honest Critiques, inspired by several painfully honest sessions with my boyfriend (who is relentless in critiques, especially poetry critiques.)

It was a good month at UT Today for me! In February, the following articles were posted on UT Today:

This doesn’t include articles in the print edition of UT News.

As far as personal writing goes, not much progress was made this month. I’ve been really busy working on some detailed outlines, but not much actual writing.

However, I’ve done a bit more in the local literary community. Apart from the UTWG + The Mill Open Mic poetry reading Feb. 17 (see photos from the event here), I also attended a few other events including a poetry reading at Grounds for Thought in Bowling Green, which my boyfriend thought would be fun.  (It was.)

That’s it for February – check back in March!

A note: my blog will be suspiciously silent for the next few days, and those I regularly write to or whose blogs I regularly comment on may notice I’m just not around.  I’ll be attending the Association for Writers and Writing Programs’ National Conference in Chicago, which lasts March 1-3.

The conference is four hours away from where we live, and five members of UT Writer’s Guild will be attending.  This is a fantastic opportunity for all of us: three of us plan to apply for MFA programs within the next five years, one is graduating next year with a degree in English education, and I aspire for a career in publishing.  The conference will be a great way for many of us to learn more about the fields we want to go into, which is why we’re going.

However, I won’t be getting home until March 4, and I’ll be totally wiped out from the conference!  My plan for the first post-conference blog is to blog specifically about the conference – photos included – and that won’t be ready for a few days, so March may be pretty scant in terms of blogging.  However, I’ll be out of town a grand total of three times in March (!), so you can expect some interesting articles next month!

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