The RISD Writing Center is happy to present a new handout for students who want to share their work beyond campus. We collaborated with Taylor Polites of the Literary Arts and Studies department to provide some tips for students interested in publishing their writing (and other works). The handout also lists some of our favorite opportunities to submit work.
Check out these Resources for Publishing Your Work, which you can always find on our Handouts page. We’ll continue to update the list as we discover even more exciting publications, like these:
Wednesday, November 6th, 12:15-1:00 PM
Come write fortunes for your fellow students. Will they ace a big test? Will they get that Wintersession internship? Will love find them in studio? You decide! Plus, we’ll have a variety of cookies for you to snack on while you write.
If you find your inspiration later, you can come in to contribute fortunes all month long. In December, we’ll put your messages into fortune cookies and hand them out during finals.
Thanks to the Center for Student Involvement’s RISD 360° program for teaming up on this fun event.
Friday, November 8th, 6:30-8:00 PM
Start off your weekend with the second Readings in the Writing Center event this year. Join us to hear the works and works-in-progress of RISD faculty members Rick Benjamin and Gareth Jones. Click on the poster above for more information.
We look forward to seeing you there!
For years we’ve wondered, fantasized, and schemed with our friends in Literary Arts & Studies about holding readings right here in the Writing Center. Yes, the time is now! Students and faculty: Join us and RISD faculty members Mimi Cabell and Matt Purdy this Friday night as they read from new works in progress. Click on the poster below for all the details.
Make eye contact,
And take up space, darn it!
And that’s just lesson one in our Fall workshop series Got Glossophobia? Public Speaking Workshops for Artists and Designers. Led by the fabulous artist, actor, activist, and RISD alum Ruthie Scarpino (pictured above), these workshops are rooted in both performance and improv theory and practice and artists and designers’ methods, content, and contexts. We just got a preview of Ruthie’s plans, and while we don’t want to give too much away, we can tell you that these workshops will be brilliantly conceived, deeply useful, and insanely fun.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or sign up.
And please check out the dozen different workshops we’re offering this fall by clicking on the “Fall Handouts” link in the upper right corner of this homepage.
*Glossophobia, from the Greek glōssa, meaning tongue, and phobos, meaning fear or dread.
Welcome — and welcome back — to campus, everyone! The RISD Writing Center is excited to start the 2013-14 academic year. We can’t wait to see both new and familiar faces and to hear what new projects everyone’s working on.
In addition to one-to-one tutoring sessions offered six days a week, we’re also excited to bring you a new series of workshops this year. You’ll find a variety of topics from particular writing tasks (like the Formal Analysis paper and artist’s statement) to common concerns (like research techniques and forming a thesis statement). See what’s happening this Fall in our list of descriptions: click here to download.
You can also check the calendar on our new Workshops page for upcoming events. There, you can easily find what fits your schedule and even add reminders to your own Google calendar.
We look forward to seeing you soon. Best of luck for the new semester!
This Spring, the Writing Center co-sponsored several amazing and inspiring visitors who helped us think about both writing in new ways and new ways of writing.
Creative writers from all departments gathered to learn and share with comics artist and writing guru Lynda Barry. With Barry’s guidance, we shook off the self-editing shackles and focused – mind and body – on the task of recalling and recreating memories.
Tim Sutton showed his film Pavilion and discussed his process, revealing how writing and making are sometimes the same cyclical process: full of inspiration, temporary hurdles, and plenty of revision.
Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett of Triple Candie plunged us into their explorations of exhibition, creativity, and authorship through a performance-talk about the artist Siren Bliss. Hearing their stories had us asking: How does putting something in print help make it real? How does stating fiction as fact call other facts into question? For us, the line between truth and fiction remains happily fuzzy.
These events contributed to the ever-multiplying connections between writing and making and illuminated the impact of our processes. Stay tuned for more exciting events come Fall.
The RISD Writing Center is excited to co-sponsor a visit from Bill Beckley—a conceptual artist, a writer, an editor, and a teacher. Join us for his talk:
“One Way or Another, Language Has Been Present”
Tuesday, April 16
6:30 PM, CIT 103
Beckley will discuss his work in images and words (and places in between).
See poster (click to enlarge) for more details.