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Hear a Visiting Writer at Widener, Celebrate the Writing Center, and Enter Contests, Too!

October 4, 2010

Heidi Durrow

This week could be unofficially declared writing week at Widener.  Visiting writer Heidi W. Durrow is on campus Monday and Tuesday, and will give a public reading at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Webb Room in University Center.  She is the author of the novel The Girl Who Fell from the Sky.

Also this week the university’s Writing Center in the Old Main Annex is celebrating its 25th year in existence with a standing open house for the campus community.  An anniversary party will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, and it includes the “Shortest-Ever Writing Contests.”

These three events are:

Contest #1:  Write a slogan about the Writing Center using 40 characters or fewer.
For example:
WRITE IT RIGHT.
GET CENTERED.

Contest #2:
Write a Writing Center limerick.

For example:
The Writing Center staff lets you vent
like a shrink who doesn’t charge you a cent.
They go after your paper
with a pen like a rapier.
You’ll learn, but you’ll feel slightly bent.

Contest #3:
Write a cinquain about writing.
2 syllables in line 1
4 syllables in line 2
6 syllables in line 3
8 syllables in line 4
and
2 syllables in line 5

For example:
“Writing
is easy. You
just sit at a keyboard
and open a vein.” Sportswriter
Red Smith.
HERE’S HOW TO ENTER:

Send entries to writingcenter@mail.widener.edu
or better yet come to the Open House or Celebration
and enter in person!

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One comment

  1. Writing in its various forms–whether professional or creative–is being celebrated this week at Widener. Stop by any of our activities to see why writing is captivating, enriching, and rewarding.



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