Monthly Archives: May 2011

What will we do without Oprah!?

As I’m sure we all know, Oprah is leaving our daily talk show lives for good. Well, at least The Oprah Winfrey Show is and with it goes the Oprah Book Club. I admittedly have never watched an episode of … Continue reading

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Interview with Mary Jane Cedar Face

Interview with Mary Jane Cedar Face, Collection Development/Social Sciences librarian and editor of BookMarks. Tell me a little about yourself? (What’s your education background? How did you become the Collection Development/Social Services librarian? Have you or do you work on … Continue reading

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Helvetica

I watched a documentary called Helvetica tonight and it totally blew my mind! I didn’t think it was going to be good, and it wasn’t amazingly riveting, but it was really interesting and made me think about typeface in a … Continue reading

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History of the Book Cover Art

I am finding some really interesting information on cover art. When I started research for this paper, I was certain I wouldn’t be able to find anything, but I have. For anyone who is interested in learning more about book … Continue reading

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“Novel Rejected? There’s an e-book Gold Rush”

The article,“Novel Rejected? There’s an e-book Gold Rush,” was an amazing article that gives more insight to the world of both publishing and e-publishing. One thing that I find interesting that wasn’t mentioned in the article is that e-publishing allows … Continue reading

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Books and Their Trailers

I’m glad I got to learn more about Ashland Creek Press in this class. I had heard about her press from her travel writing workshop, and it was mentioned before in class, but no discussion ever got in depth. Now … Continue reading

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Monday’s Guest–Melissa Michaels

I found the guest speaker’s discussion on Monday to be both enjoyable and highly informative.  I appreciated all the resources Melissa Michaels presented to us–the books and websites she talked about, including the AP Stylebook, Roget’s International Thesaurus, and Copyediting: … Continue reading

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Three interesting conversations in class

A few weeks ago, I went to Midge Raymond’s interesting workshop on travel writing at the Ashland Public Library. Among other things, she pointed out the importance of dialogue and noted that people might skip over long descriptive passages in … Continue reading

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Digitary Ashland

Here are the pages I showed from the Electronic Literature Organization; the Electronic Poetry Center at SUNY Buffalo; Netpoetic, ‘a space, a net workshop’ curated by Jason Nelson and Davin Heckman; Writing Digital Media, a wiki hosted at Brown University; … Continue reading

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Emerging Media & Digital Arts Minor

I found Bobby Arellano’s visit to our classroom very interesting.  In particular, the new Emerging Media and Digital Arts minor has caught my attention.  This minor will allow me to expand my English degree to include a media component.  Also, … Continue reading

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