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National Day on Writing: 50-Word Short Story Contest

In celebration of the National Day on Writing, the Ott Memorial Writing Center is sponsoring a 50-word short story contest.  Prizes include a Fisher Space Pen, Bananagrams, and a Moleskine journal.

All Marquette students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate.

Writers should submit their entries by 11am on Friday October 16th, through the following link: 
Click here to submit your entry

Winning entries and honorable mentions will be posted on the Ott Memorial Writing Center’s Facebook page, twitter account (@OttWC), and at our webiste: marquette.edu/writingcenter.





Writing Effective Lit Reviews:
This workshop focuses on the genre of the “review of literature” common in the sciences and social sciences. W Oct 13th, 12:30-1:45pm. Raynor Beaumier Suite A.
More details here.

Email etiquette:.
In this 60-minute workshop, we’ll talk about how to use email effectively for professional communications, look at some (sometimes humorous) examples of do’s and don’ts, and discuss strategies for managing email more efficiently. M Oct 19th, 11am-12pm. Raynor Beaumier Suite A.
More details here.

Writing Retreat: (October 31) Need to set aside a larger chunk of time to hunker down and get some writing done? Sign up for our 4-hour writing retreat. Participants will set some specific and manageable goals—then the remainder of the time will be devoted to writing. Light food and drink will be provided.
Interested? Click here.

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