Upon reflection of my writing for my class, I can see a new or rather, improved me from the start of the semester. I feel that I am more analytical and think more critically. At first thought I was afraid that there was not going to be much of a difference, but as I returned […]
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Thornton Wilder’s Our Town is a playwright about a stereotypical small town in New Hampshire. It follows the two main characters of Emily and George and how the two of them fall in love, marry, and are separated by death. One key thing to note about the play is the unconventional style for its time. […]
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Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City is a nonfiction book about the Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World’s Fair, and a cereal killer operating during this same frame of time. The Columbian Exposition portion goes through Chicago’s process of winning the bid for the fair, the planning and creation, operation, and […]
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If those in attendance learned anything from the Q&A with Amor Towles in Lenoir Rhyne’s Belk Centrum it was the importance of planning and creating an outline in the writing process. Amor revealed that it took him 7 years to write his first book without an outline. At the end of it he hated what […]
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Jordan Makant’s book launch was surprisingly cultivating from the very start. Jordan chose to open up by reading the very first poem he wrote in his collection. Without a doubt I found the first poem by far the most powerful of the ones he read from his publishing over the course of the entire event. […]
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Creature is a play where the main character named Margery is dealing with postpartum depression. The setting is during 1400 AD which was a troublesome time religiously. There was burning at the stake for possession of English Bibles, challenging traditional practices, and accusations of witchcraft. Through Heidi Schreck’s use of Margery’s desire to become […]
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The term “basketball” has a couple of different meanings. One is a round inflated 29.5-inch ball, and another is a game involving two teams with five players at a time for each trying to score a ball through a fixed netted hoop on opposite ends of a court. To me however, basketball holds much more meaning than just these two definitions. To me basketball […]
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