UW-Parkside Library News
Art in the Library
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library is now accepting submissions for its spring 2013 art show. Yes, you read that correctly: its spring 2013 art show.
Art in the Library is an ongoing exhibition that's open to all UW-Parkside faculty, staff, and students. This inaugural exhibit welcomes all media. Artists can submit up to three pieces for consideration. But you must hurry because the deadline for submissions is Monday, Nov. 12.
Although the Art in the Library pieces will not be for sale, contact information for the artist will be given upon request. More information about the exhibition is available online or at email@example.com via email.
National Novel Writing Month
By Samantha Savaglio
NaNoWriMo is here! And no, it is not the Whoville Christmas chant. It is National Novel Writing Month!
For the past 13 years, participants have devoted the month of November to writing novels, and this year, UW-Parkside will join in on the national event.
The challenge encourages writers to finish a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, a terrifying yet possible feat. But do not fear, the UW-Parkside library, with the help of local communities and the infinite cyber world, are dedicated to helping participants.
Our campus library will be hosting three "write-ins" during the month as an opportunity for writers to network, share ideas, and provided encouragement to others.
Paige Mano, web communications and social media coordinator for the UW-Parkside library, was interested in bringing the event to campus after a transfer student inquired if any NaNoWriMo events had been planned yet.
"I looked into the program and decided it sounded like fun!" Mano exclaims.
UW-Parkside campus police dispatcher, Molly Beecher, is our campus' own success story. As an enthusiastic and gifted writer who has participated in NaNoWriMo several times, she offers a bit of humorous advice for new writers.
"First, you have to commit to getting it done. Second, tell everyone you know that you're writing 50k in a month so that they mostly leave you alone. If there's no way you're getting out of the family reunion - or Thanksgiving dinner prep, it helps to take a vacation day or two if you've got them," she says.
Mano encourages students to participate in the mentally stimulating challenge by saying, "I hope that students will be able to network with other writers, express themselves creatively, and get a real sense of accomplishment at the end of the month?even if they don't quite finish the novel."
While the event will end in 30 days, Mano hopes to encourage students in picking up the pen again next year. "If we get a lot of positive feedback we'll definitely look into hosting more write-ins and parties next year! "
The write-ins will be held in the Overlook Lounge, located on the second floor of the library. The events are hosted by the Friends of the Library organization. Each session is free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:
- Wednesday, November 7, 11 a.m. ? 1:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 p.m. ? 9 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 28, 6:30 p.m. ? 9 p.m.