Congratulations to our two Knight Terror winners!
1st place: “Chasing Cars” by Jillian M. Carver
2nd place: “Twitch” by Ryan M. Parente
Both are now a part of our KnightVerse in STARS!
Thank you to everyone who submitted a story. There were a lot of very scary stories to choose from which made judging very exciting.
This November the UCF John C. Hitt Library will be hosting our second annual series National Novel Writing Month activities.
What is National Novel Writing Month you ask?
National Novel Writing Month, known as NaNoWriMo for short, is a month long writing challenge that began in 1999 and is run by nanowrimo.org. The goal is to write 50,000 words by 11:59 pm on the last day of November. It is a worldwide movement that is open to anyone who wants to try writing a novel.
Here at the John C. Hitt Library we will be offering four workshops and four open writing sessions:
Marketing Your Work with Suzi Katz
Wednesday, November 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Learn how to market your work including creating a social media marketing campaign.
Author Rights Workshop with Sarah Norris
Wednesday, November 15, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Learn how to be a copyright savvy author! This workshop is an overview of:
• Copyright and licensing, as it pertains to publishing
• Your rights as an author and tips on how to keep them
• Copyright and author rights resources
Please bring your laptop if you would like to follow along with the presentation.
Agents, Editors, Magazine and Book Publishing with Dr. Jamie Poissant
Thursday, November 16. 10:30 – 11:30 am
Finding, and using, agents and editors to publish your work in various formats.
Deciding When, Where, and How to Publish with Dr. Lisa Roney
Monday, November 27, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Now that you’ve been writing all month (and beyond), what do you do with your work? How do I tell when my work is ready for publication? What kind of publication makes sense for me? What else can I do to perfect and share my work? If you have questions about the publication process, come to this workshop led by UCF Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Editor of The Florida Review literary magazine.
Open Writing Sessions in LIB-235C
Friday, November 3
11 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday, November 7
9:00 – 11:00 am
Friday, November 17
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Thursday, November 30
1:30 – 3:30 pm
For more information about the UCF NaNoWriMo activities and a list of writing resources, check out our LibGuide: guides.ucf.edu/nanowrimo
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 12 pm to 1:30 pm
Join us as Craig Morris, Managing Attorney for Trademark Educational Outreach at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, presents Trademark Basics: What every small business should know now, not later, information essential to small business owners, entrepreneurs, and business students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Light refreshments provided.
Go to http://guides.ucf.edu/trademarks/events for details and registration. Register early, as space is limited!
Join the UCF Libraries in celebrating Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. This is a traditional Mexican holiday when families and friends gather to honor and remember those that have died. Typically on Day of the Dead, elaborate altars are created and offerings are made to aid loved ones on their spiritual journey.
Thursday, November 2
Documentary Film and Discussion with Anthropology professor Dr. Beatriz Reyes-Foster
Dia de los Muertos Craft Table – color calaveras (skulls), and make marigolds and papel picado, which are often used to decorate altars honoring the deceased
For more information about Día de los Muertos events in the library and related UCF resources visit: guides.ucf.edu/dayofthedead