Come Write In (Part of National Novel Writing Month)
Nov
5
to Nov 30

Come Write In (Part of National Novel Writing Month)

Come Write In is back at UC Berkeley’s Doe Library!

Have you ever thought about writing a novel, but just didn’t think you had the time? You’re not alone. A small group of friends from the East Bay dared themselves to finish their novels in 30 days back in 1999; creating the foundation of what has become National Novel Writing Month. Since then, this small non-profit, NaNoWriMo.org, has become a global event of epic proportions! 50,000 words in 30 days! Quantity over quality is the name of the game. Turn off your inner editor and win.

Are you working on a thesis, dissertation, or any other writing project (creative or otherwise), but could use a bit of support from the collective energy of fellow students or colleagues to help you stay focused and provide some inspiration? NaNoWriMo isn’t just for novels anymore – be a NaNoWriMo “Rebel”, and work on your academic projects, an article, a chapter, final research paper, memoir, screenplay, etc., and possibly find some new writing buddies along the way!

The amazing team over at nanowrimo.org created this worldwide community of writers and a support system of libraries, bookstores and other neighborhood spaces all over the globe called Come Write In, where “Wrimos” gather and forge ahead towards their word count goals during their quest to win this book-in-a-month contest. With all the positive energy of over 300,000+ participants, all writing together, winning is possible. Novelist or Academic, all are welcome. Since 2007, the incredible spirit of NaNoWriMo continues to motivate me to keep pushing forward, and I hope it will inspire you as well!

Come Write In at UC Berkeley’s Doe Library:

November 5 & 12, 2017 - 1-4pm, Room 180 Doe

November 19, 2017 - 1-3pm, Room 180 Doe

November 30, 2017 - 6-9pm (Thank Goodness We Did It Party!), Room 303 Doe

To join us, sign up at nanowrimo.org and join the East Bay Home Region to see the calendar of events in our area and beyond. 

 

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Art of Teaching Writing Faculty Workshop
Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

Art of Teaching Writing Faculty Workshop

On Thursday, November 30, 2017, writing pedagogy and composition expert Joseph Harris will lead the first Art of Teaching Writing Faculty Workshop. The half-day workshop is a condensed and tailored version for UC Berkeley faculty of Art of Writing’s Summer Institute. Up to ten faculty members will participate in the workshop, which will include group exercises and discussion.

Interested faculty should contact Ramona Naddaff, Director of Art of Writing. Please include in the message suggestions for specific areas of interest to be covered in the workshop.

Joseph Harris leads the annual Art of Teaching Writing Summer Institute for R&C GSIs at UC Berkeley. He is professor of English and directs the Composition Program at the University of Delaware. Harris has written or edited four books on teaching writing, including Rewriting: How to Do Things with Texts and A Teaching Subject: Composition Since 1966. He has also edited CCC, the leading journal in writing studies, and the Conference on College Composition & Communication's Studies in Writing and Rhetoric book series. Before coming to Delaware, he was the founding director of the writing program at Duke University and also directed the writing programs at the University of Pittsburgh.

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UC Student Veterans Summer Writing Workshop
Jun
18
to Jun 23

UC Student Veterans Summer Writing Workshop

Every veteran has memories of his or her military service, from enlistment, boot camp and trainings, through deployments and homecomings. At the 2017 UC Student Veterans Summer Writing Workshop, student veterans from all ten campuses of the University of California will gather for five days to study and practice the art of storytelling. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, students will learn how to compose personal narratives about their military experiences and share their stories with others.

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Writing the Dissertation (Imagining the Book) with Bill Germano
Apr
20
3:30 PM15:30

Writing the Dissertation (Imagining the Book) with Bill Germano

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Some dissertations are more than a doctoral requirement. But what makes a dissertation work as a book? In this talk William Germano addresses the skill of diagnosing your own scholarly work so that you can can recognize where dissertations end and books begin.   

William Germano is professor of English literature and dean of the faculty of humanities and social sciences at Cooper Union. Formerly vice-president at Routledge and, earlier, editor-in-chief at Columbia UP, he lectures and writes about academic writing. His most recent books are Getting It Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books, now in a third edition (2016), and From Dissertation to Book (second ed., 2012), both from the University of Chicago Press. He has lectured and led workshops on scholarly writing at more than fifty colleges and universities across North America and around the world.

 

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Writing and Thinking in Two+ Languages: Workshop with Adriana Lisboa & Ana Luísa Amaral
Apr
12
3:30 PM15:30

Writing and Thinking in Two+ Languages: Workshop with Adriana Lisboa & Ana Luísa Amaral

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Come join award-winning Brazilian author Adriana Lisboa and Portuguese poet, critic, and translator Ana Luísa Amaral for an intimate writing and translation workshop next Wednesday, April 12th.

Participants are invited to write and workshop a paragraph in English, Portuguese, or Spanish about a space, place, landscape, or cityscape that they image as part of their future.

Contact artofwriting@berkeley.edu for more details.

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Writing and Thinking in Two+ Languages
Apr
5
3:30 PM15:30

Writing and Thinking in Two+ Languages

Award-winning Brazilian novelist and poet Adriana Lisboa speaks with Professor Candace Slater (Spanish & Portuguese) about the work of writing and translation.

The author of six novels, Lisboa has also published poetry, short stories, and books for children. Her books have been translated from Brazilian Portuguese into over a dozen languages. Stories and poems by Lisboa have appeared in Granta, Modern Poetry in Translation, The Brooklyn Rail, among others. 

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Second Annual Art of Writing Lecture by Robert Reich
Feb
23
5:00 PM17:00

Second Annual Art of Writing Lecture by Robert Reich

On February 23rd, we had the pleasure of hosting Professor Robert Reich for our second annual Art of Writing Lecture. The event began with Professor Reich filming his daily Resistance Report on Facebook live, which, in a deviation from the Report's usual monologue format, included him taking numerous questions about the current political climate from the 150 undergraduate students in the audience. After the Report, however, Professor Reich switched gears a little, chatting with Art of Writing Director Ramona Naddaff about his practices as a writer.

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Art of Teaching Writing Lecture, "Dead Poets and Wonder Boys: Writing Teachers in the Movies"
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Art of Teaching Writing Lecture, "Dead Poets and Wonder Boys: Writing Teachers in the Movies"

Joseph Harris, leader of this summer's Art of Writing Summer Institute, returns to UC Berkeley to deliver a lecture on the representation of writing teachers and instruction in popular culture. 

Professor Joseph Harris is currently the Director of the Composition Program at the University of Delaware. Harris has written or edited four books on teaching writing, including Rewriting: How to Do Things with Texts, and A Teaching Subject: Composition Since 1966. He has also edited CCC, the leading journal in writing studies, and the Studies in Writing and Rhetoric book series. Before coming to Delaware, he directed the writing programs at the University of Pittsburgh and Duke.

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NaNoWriMo Write-ins at Doe Library
Nov
6
to Nov 30

NaNoWriMo Write-ins at Doe Library

Sign up at nanowrimo.org and join the East Bay Home Region to see the calendar of events and further details for the UC Berkeley Doe Library location.

·      Come Write In at Doe Library – Room 303 Doe Library

·      Sundays, November 6, 13, 2016, 1 - 4pm

·      Sunday, November 20, 2016, 1 - 3pm

·      Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6-9pm

 

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Reading: Berkeley writers at work
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

Reading: Berkeley writers at work

Geoffrey Nunberg, Professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Information, will be the 2016 featured writer in the “Berkeley Writers at Work” series. Professor Nunberg’s research interests include work in semantics and pragmatics, text classification, normative grammar, and written-language structure. He also works and writes on the social and cultural implications of new technology.

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Music, Race, Popular Culture
Oct
17
5:00 PM17:00

Music, Race, Popular Culture

The second Art of Cultural Criticism speaker series features critics Jeff Chang and Hua Hsu in conversation. 

Jeff Chang is executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts and author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop GenerationWho We Be: The Colorization of America, and the forthcoming We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation.

Hua Hsu is a contributing writer for the New Yorker, where he covers music, culture, and politics. An associate professor of English at Vassar College, he is the author of A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure Across the Pacific.

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Víctor Rodríguez Núñez: A Poetry Reading
Oct
6
6:30 PM18:30

Víctor Rodríguez Núñez: A Poetry Reading

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Víctor Rodríguez Núñez is one of Cuba’s most outstanding contemporary writers. He has published more than thirty books of poetry throughout Latin America and Europe, and has received major awards all over the Spanish-speaking world. He divides his time between Gambier, Ohio, where he is Professor of Spanish at Kenyon College, and Havana, Cuba.

Katherine M. Hedeen is Professor of Spanish at Kenyon College. Her latest book-length translations include Nothing Out of This World, an anthology of contemporary Cuban poetry. She is an Associate Editor of Earthwork’s Latin American Poetry in Translation Series for Salt Publishing, an acquisitions editor for Arc Publications, and Translation Editor at the Kenyon Review. She is a two-time recipient of a NEA Translation Project Grant.

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Film, Television, Media Old & New
Sep
29
5:00 PM17:00

Film, Television, Media Old & New

The first Art of Cultural Criticism event features television critics Lili Loofbourow and David Thomson in conversation with Professor Scott Saul. 

Lili Loofbourow currently serves as critic-at-large for the Week. Her work on TV, film, and politics has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Guardian, the New RepublicSalon, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and other publications.

David Thomson is a film critic and historian. He is the author of over 20 books, including The Whole Equation: A History of HollywoodWhy Acting MattersHow to Watch a Movie, and The New Biographical Dictionary of Film.

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Writing & Thinking in Two Languages
Sep
9
4:00 PM16:00

Writing & Thinking in Two Languages

Award-winning poet, novelist, translator, and scholar Sinan Antoon discusses writing and translation with Art of Writing Director Ramona Naddaff, with an introduction by KPFA's Malihe Razazan. Born in Iraq, Antoon is the author of four novels, including I'jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody and The Corpse Washer, winner of the Best Arab American Book Award and the Saif Ghobash Banal Prize for Literary Translation. The first 20 UC Berkeley undergraduates (with ID) in the audience will receive a free copy of one of Antoon's novels.

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