Tag Archives: creative writing

Event: Info Sessions for Fall at Friday Harbor Labs (Autumn Application Deadline: 04/15/16)

Fall in Friday Harbor Info Sessions

Spend fall quarter studying at the UW’s marine field station in the San Juan Islands. Get started by attending one of our info sessions this quarter.

INFO SESSION I: Marine Biology and the Humanities
When: Tuesday 4/12, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Where: Thompson Hall, Rm 234
RSVP: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/marbiol/299813

Start here if you want to learn more about courses in the humanities and introductory courses in marine biology for students of any major. Hear about the courses and living experience from faculty and students including creative writing professor and award-winning poet Richard Kenney, FHL Associate Director Megan Dethier, and FHL alumnus and English major Zack Bivins (winner of this year’s Oceans 180 competition).

INFO SESSION II: Marine Biology and Research
When: Tuesday 4/26, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Where: Ocean Sciences Building, Rm 425
RSVP: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/marbiol/299825
RSVP: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/marbiol/299825

Start here if you are interested in research relevant to science majors. Learn about 15 credit ‘research apprenticeships’ in marine sediment and the pelagic ecosystem (PEF) from Oceanography Professor Andrea Ogston and PEF staff Rachel Wold.

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AUT 2016 Courses at Friday Harbor

Spend Fall Quarter 2016 in Friday Harbor!

Join English professor and award-winning poet Richard Kenney and a band of writers, artists, scientists and naturalists in the San Juan Islands for an intensive, inspiring course in literature, creative writing, and marine biology.  No experience is required — just bring your curiosity and imagination.

This fall, live by the sea and enroll in courses that explore the beautiful and varied marine environment at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor campus.  Read, write, and explore the sea and the seashore through literature, creative writing, marine biology, ocean, and fisheries courses (12-17 credits) that take full advantage of the San Juan Island setting. What better place to read works of sea-faring literature, or to take a marine biology course where you can actually interact with the marine life you are studying? Writers, artists, scientists, and researchers have long been drawn to the sea — come and experience it for yourself while earning UW credit.

Costs include room, board (three delicious meals per day), and course/lab fees.  Just bring your ferry fare and pocket money.

More information (and application) at http://depts.washington.edu/engl/cw/poetryfh16.php

Like Friday Harbor Creative Writing on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FridayHarborCreativeWriting/

Event: Publishing Panel – Publishing Your Academic & Creative Work (05/27/15)

PUBLISHING PANEL: Publishing Your Academic & Creative Work
Wed, 5/27
3:30 – 5:20pm
Odegaard 220
Free and open to everyone
(Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/837239456313064/)

Undergraduates of all majors: ever wondered why you would want to publish your work? Ever wondered how?

Come hear a panel of speakers from a range of academic and creative publishing experiences speak to the process. They’ll share their tips and answer audience questions. University of Washington journals will be on site to help you get plugged into all of the great publishing opportunities right on campus!

Featured panelists on academic publishing:
Faye Christenbery, UW research librarian
Carolyn Allen, UW professor and author/editor of several academic volumes
Jenny Halpin, Director of the Odegaard Writing and Research Center

Featured panelists on creative publishing:
Scott Driscoll, novelist, freelancer, and fiction teacher
Andrew Feld, Director of the UW Creative Writing Program and editor of the Seattle Review
(Plus more to be announced!)

Featured journals:
Bricolage Literary & Visual Arts Journal (literary & arts journal)
BLIND GLASS (poetry)
Intersections (interdisciplinary journal housed in the CHID department)
Plenum: A Journal of Undergraduate Geography
Grey Matters Journal (neuroscience)
and others

This event is jointly sponsored by UW English Undergraduate Programs, Bricolage Literary & Visual Arts Journal, BLIND GLASS, and the Write Away! creative writing circle.

Fall in Friday Harbor: Creative Writing, Literature, and Marine Biology! (Priority Deadline: 05/15/15)

Friday Harbor Notebook Photo by Sierra Nelson

This fall, live by the sea and enroll in courses that explore the beautiful and varied marine environment at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor campus. Read, write, and explore the sea and the seashore through literature, creative writing, marine biology, ocean, and fisheries courses (12-17 credits) that take full advantage of the San Juan Island setting. What better place to read works of sea-faring literature, or to take a marine biology course where you can actually interact with the marine life you are studying? Writers, artists, scientists, and researchers have long been drawn to the sea – come and experience it for yourself while earning UW credit!  VLPA, NW, and “W” Writing credit available.  No science, writing, or literary studies experience needed – open to everyone.

Details at http://depts.washington.edu/engl/cw/poetryfh15.php.

Info Session for Fall in Friday Harbor – Marine Biology, Literature, and Creative Writing (04/28/14)

Friday Harbor Notebook Photo by Sierra NelsonInfo Session about Fall Quarter at Friday Harbor Labs
English, Creative Writing, & Marine Biology
Monday, 4/28, 12:30pm – 1:20pm
UW Seattle Campus
Smith Hall, room 115

Marine Biology, Literature, and Creative Writing in Friday Harbor
Autumn 2014

Once again, the English Department is collaborating with Marine Biology to offer an incredible opportunity: what could be more fun than spending fall quarter in the San Juan Islands at the UW’s Friday Harbor facility, writing creatively, reading, and studying the marine environment?   Creative writing, literature, and marine biology credit (NW credit, hands-on and suitable for non science types) is available — along with beach combing, riding around in boats, and sharing an experience you’ll always remember with faculty and other students in the beautiful accommodations up at Friday Harbor.

The program fees include everything: tuition, room, three delicious meals per day, snacks, and course materials.  Your only cost is your ferry ride to Friday Harbor and pocket money!

2014 Liberal Arts College Essay Contest (Submissions Due: 04/30/14)

Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts (WaCLA) is holding a student essay contest, and University of Washington undergraduates are encouraged to participate. Here is the link to the contest directions and documents: http://www.evergreen.edu/provost/wacla/waclacollegeessay.htm. I have also pasted a description below.

Submissions must be emailed to c21@uw.edu by 12:00 pm on Wednesday, April 30th

2014 Liberal Arts College Essay Contest

Open to all undergraduate students currently enrolled at WaCLA institutions

Submissions must address the following prompt:

In 2012, Washington STEM’s Sandi Everlove and Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts Chair Michael Zimmerman stated in a Seattle Times OpEd:

“When an imaginary controversy is promoted between STEM disciplines and the liberal arts, all it does is divert our attention from focusing on the larger problems associated with the lack of public funding for higher education. Such false controversies make poor public policy.”

With that conflict in mind, in no more than 500 words, please respond to the following adage: “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”

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Fall quarter in Friday Harbor – Marine Biology, Literature, and Creative Writing!

Once again, the English Department is collaborating with Marine Biology to offer an incredible opportunity: what could be more fun than spending fall quarter in the San Juan Islands at the UW’s Friday Harbor facility, writing creatively, reading, and studying the marine environment?   Creative writing, literature, and marine biology credit (NW credit, hands-on and suitable for non science types) is available — along with beach combing, riding around in boats, and sharing an experience you’ll always remember with faculty and other students in the beautiful accommodations up at Friday Harbor.

The program fees include everything: tuition, room, three delicious meals per day, snacks, and course materials.  Your only cost is your ferry ride to Friday Harbor and pocket money!

A U T U M N    i n    F R I D A Y   H A R B O R   Notebook Photo (Courtesy Sierra Nelson)
(photograph courtesy Sierra Nelson)

Friday Harbor is a UW satellite campus nestled in the San Juan islands that offers an ideal, idyllic break from the city.  It’s a place where students can take a full-quarter’s worth of classes (12-17 credits) amidst beautiful woods and water.  Read, write, and explore the sea and the seashore through literature, creative writing, marine biology, and fisheries courses that take full advantage of the San Juan Island setting.  What better place to read works of seafaring literature, or to take a marine biology course where you can actually interact with the marine life you’re studying?  Whether you consider yourself a poet, prose writer, avid reader, marine biologist, or none of these (yet!), a quarter at Friday Harbor is an incredible experience unlike anything you’ve ever had – or may ever again get to have.

The program costs include EVERYTHING: tuition (12-17 credits), fees, materials and supplies, room, and three delicious meals a day.

Check out the website for details and testimonials from English majors who’ve attended in the past: http://depts.washington.edu/engl/cw/poetryfh14.php, or email Jen Hoff or Bridget Norquist at engladv@uw.edu for more information.  Hope to see you at the harbor!