Monthly Archives: April 2011

Ashland salutes Lawson Inada

On April 15, 2011, nearly 200 people gathered in Southern Oregon University’s Schneider Museum of Art to recognize Lawson Inada, who served as Oregon’s poet laureate from 2007 to 2010. The program opened with a short tribute from Tacoma poet … Continue reading

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World Intellectual Property Day

Monday was World Intellectual Property Day 2011. In honor of that here is a brief description of copyright, courtesy of the US Copyright Office, a division of the Library of Congress. Copyright … protects original works of authorship including literary, … Continue reading

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Yet another post on ghostwriting…

For some reason, as a small child I learned about ghostwriters (from where?  No clue), and instinctively learned to keep away from ghostwritten series.  I could spot one from a mile away.  Other than The Boxcar Children, and a few … Continue reading

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Ghosts: Frightening

Today, when writer-ghostwriter Laura Young came to speak to the class, I was not expecting my perception of the world to be altered forever. Well…that might be an exaggeration. But I was pretty shocked at the concept of ghostwriters for … Continue reading

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Writing of the Ghostly Nature

First, let me say that I had no idea ghostwriting could be so successful financially. I also did not realize how much work is actually put into creating a text. I mean I knew ghostwriting took a lot of work, … Continue reading

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Blogs, Twitter, YouTube, – Oh, My!

The internet has given us many avenues to express our thoughts and make them available for public consumption.  From the various blog sites available (livejournal, blogspot, wordpress) to  140 character updates on twitter, popular amongst celebrities and politicians, to posting … Continue reading

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Of THE I sing

It’s National Poetry Month, so I want to highlight some found verbal art. Southern Oregon University has a new logo and vision. We’ve got the big concentric U. The u-in-a-U replaces the old moving mountains—or tombstone—logo. The new logo says … Continue reading

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Travel Writing Workshop with Midge Raymond

Midge Raymond began her workshop on Travel Writing by stating that you do not have to go far to travel write. This may be a misconception preventing many people from documenting an adventure even 20 minutes away from home. “Places … Continue reading

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“How-To” Fight Illiteracy

For my research topic, I’ve decided to do a “How-to” guide that assesses the basic elements of initiating a small press for those who want to become publishers. My research will focus on these basic area: 1. Intention and developing … Continue reading

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E-Books: E-Cafes?

As E-books are becoming the future of literature, and Amazon continues to drive Barnes and Noble out of business, I wonder what product will come out to fill the need that book retailers provide. I try not to embrace the … Continue reading

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