Congratulations to Alejandro Pérez and Monjori Mukerjee, first and second place winners of Emory Writing Center’s National Day on Writing poetry contest! Alejandro and Monjori’s poems were selected by a panel of judges from Emory’s Creative Writing Program. Their poems can be read below.
Thanks to everyone who participated in this poetry contest and helped to make our National Day on Writing celebration a success!
In case you missed it, you can check out more about the Writing Center’s National Day on Writing celebration here.
Poetry Contest Winners
First Place Winner: Alejandro Pérez
Prize: $20 Amazon.com gift card
Road to the left, road
to the right, walk down the middle,
with one foot in each.
The sky is cold, it
looks warm from afar, touch it
and your hand will freeze.
Second Place Winner: Monjori Mukerjee
Prize: $15 Amazon.com gift card
Why I write, you ask?
I write for me;
to find my deepest thoughts,
# Why I write?
I write for therapy,
to thank the unknown for what I got.
Occasionally I write to hate on Trump,
or the next white aged man who tells me what
with my body and my uterus.
Do you enjoy writing?
Are you curious about other writing systems?
Are you interested in what the linguistic landscape looks like in other cultures?
Do you like pizza?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you are sure to enjoy this event!
The Emory Writing Center will be celebrating the National Day on Writing from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm in Centro Latino (AMUC 116).
The celebration will include:
• Writing contests with prizes for the winners (haikus and two-minute poetry)
• Live calligraphy display (learn about Chinese and Japanese writing systems. Get your name written in Tibetan!)
• Photographic exhibition of linguistics landscapes around the globe
• Good music and conversations
• Complimentary pizza and refreshments
We hope to see you there! Even if you can’t make it to the live event, drop by the Writing Center (Callaway N212) between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm for light refreshments.
Be sure to follow us on social media, and tell us—in whatever language(s) you like—why you write!
Emory Writing Center tutors will be at the T1 lounge on Wednesday, October 11 at 8:00 PM to introduce the Writing Center and our services to Emory students. Come by, learn why the Writing Center is a great resource, have refreshments, and maybe learn a quick writing tip or two. We hope to see you there!
In partnership with the Laney Graduate School and the Woodruff Library Outreach and Education Committee, the Emory Writing Center is pleased to announce the 2017 Dissertation Writing Boot Camps. For more information and to register, please go to http://web.library.emory.edu/news-events/upcoming-classes.html. Spaces fill up quickly, so register today!
Emory Writing Center will continue its distance tutoring pilot program during summer 2017. Distance tutoring appointments are reserved for students who are living or working outside of the Atlanta metropolitan area and local students who are registered with Access, Disability Services, and Resources (ADSR). For more information about the Writing Center’s distance tutoring program, visit our policies webpage or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representatives from Emory Writing Program’s Top-Off Fellowship will attend the Emory Writing Center’s recruitment information sessions next month. Come and learn the difference between the Writing Program’s Top-Off Fellowships and the Writing Center’s Completion Fellowships! Representatives from Emory Writing Center will also be in attendance to talk about undergraduate tutor positions.
Attendees are invited to ask questions and discuss a typical day in the life of our fellows and undergraduate tutors. Two information sessions will be held; the details are below.
Wednesday, February 1st & Thursday, February 9th
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Callaway North, Room 116
We hope to see you there!
2016-2017 Emory Writing Center Staff
Are you a strong writer? Are you interested in coaching other writers? Do you enjoy challenging, yet rewarding work? If so, join our staff! Emory students from all majors are encouraged to apply, and comprehensive training is provided. Go to www.writingcenter.emory.edu/students/work_for_us.html to learn how to apply. You can also attend one of our information sessions for potential tutors and fellows on Wednesday, February 1st, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Thursday, February 9th, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Callaway N-116. We hope to see you there!
You are cordially invited to the Emory Writing Center’s celebration of the National Day on Writing on Thursday, October 20, 2016, from 11 AM to 3 PM at the DUC. Drop by to enjoy refreshments, a blackout poetry contest (the winning submission will be published in Alloy Literary Magazine), and a drawing to win a writing-themed gift basket. If you can’t make it to the DUC, the Writing Center (located in Callaway North, room 212) will be festively decorated and offering refreshments to visitors between 12 PM and 8 PM.
For more information about the National Day on Writing, please visit the National Counsel of Teachers of English’s website: http://www.ncte.org/dayonwriting.