In March, I had the opportunity to travel many places and try many new (and not-so-new) things. My first stop was the Association of Writers and Writing Programs National Conference, which took place in Chicago March 1-3. I’d never been to a writing conference before – and I’d never visited Chicago – so it was a great opportunity to learn more about writers and the writing community.
I also had the opportunity to visit one of the schools to which I am applying for graduate school. It was an amazing and fantastic experience – although the 18+ hours of driving could have been less tiresome. Visiting really helped me form a better idea of what I want to do in publishing and what I want to pursue.
In terms of my writing, I’ve had lots of fun and interesting experiences this month. The following stories were published in UToday, the online edition of UT News:
- Magic comes to UT through ‘Harry Potter’s World’ exhibit
- Maumee River focus of next ‘Quantum Leap’ research talk
- Alumnus to receive Turin Award, give astronomy lecture
- Jain traditions topic of Lecture on Eastern Religious Thought
- Professor publishes new book on network capabilities
- Poetry by UT professor included in American Library Association Notable Book of 2012
This list does not include stories included in the print edition of UT News.
At the end of the month, I had the awesome opportunity to teach a workshop on the Celtx program to my student writing group. I was so proud of everyone who attended: most of them not only learned how to write a screenplay and use the program, but they also completed their first short film script!
As April approaches, you can look forward to tons of fun events. It’s National Poetry Month, so I’ll have plenty of things to do with UTWG – including some public readings that may be of interest to some. Join us April 19 at Grounds for Thought in Bowling Green for an open mic reading – and keep checking back to find out what other things we’ll be doing for National Poetry Month.
Script Frenzy takes place during April, as well. I’ll be participating in SF and blogging about it along the way! Check out my Script Frenzy 2012 page as the month progresses to learn more about the challenge and what I’m doing this month.