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National Novel Writing Month at John C. Hitt Library

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:

Workshops

Marketing Your Work with Suzi Katz
Wednesday, November 8, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
LIB-235C

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
LIB-235A

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
LIB-235C

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
LIB-235C

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

Dia de los muertos at ucf libraries

Día de los Muertos at UCF Libraries

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

10:30am-12:00pm
Documentary Film and Discussion with Anthropology professor Dr. Beatriz Reyes-Foster

12:30-2:00pm
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  

Diversity Week Workshops at UCF Libraries

Diversity Week at UCF Libraries

UCF Diversity Week, October 16 – 20, is a celebration of our diverse community and an opportunity to explore topics across the broad range of human identity, experience, and interaction. Diversity Week activities are intended to stimulate our campus and move us to a more inclusive culture. The theme for 2017 is Transform and Inspire Inclusion.

As part of the UCF Libraries’ enthusiastic support of maintaining an inclusive space in the UCF community, we are offering several workshops and activities through the week. The workshops include a Zine Workshop, fiber art demonstration, and how to start a family search. The first of our additional activities is just inside the entrance to the library where students can add a leaf to our tree saying how they inspire inclusion at UCF. The second activity is a map on the 3rd floor where faculty, staff, and students can place a pin in the area where they and their families have lived.

For more detailed information about the UCF Libraries Diversity Week events visit: guides.ucf.edu/diversityweek

 

Jedi Knights UCF Library Episode MMXVII

Welcome Back Events

Join us the first week of classes for our UCF Libraries welcome events, as part of Pegasus Palooza

 

LibHacks
Tuesday, August 22nd 10:00-11:00am
Wednesday, August 23rd 2:00-3:00pm
John C. Hitt Library, room 235C
New to UCF and want pointers on using the UCF Libraries?  Looking for time-savers when hunting for books and articles?  Come meet helpful librarians and learn how the Libraries can make your life easier.  One lucky attendee will win a UCF Libraries Superhero T-shirt!

 

Jedi Training Quest
Thursday, August 24th 10:00am-2:00pm
John C. Hitt Library, main floor
Take a quick tour of the John C. Hitt Library and learn about helpful services and resources, all while completing a fun adventure-style scavenger hunt.  The quest should take 10-15 minutes to complete. All Jedi who complete the training can refuel with a snack and be entered to win prizes! The first 150 students to complete the quest earn an exclusive UCF Libraries construction rubber duck and an Insomnia cookie.

 

Star Wars and UCF Trivia Contest
Friday, August 25th 1:00-2:00pm
Student Union – Key West 218
Come challenge your fellow Jedi knights to see who knows the most about the University and the Empire, from Knightro to Nerfherders.  The winning team takes home prizes!

WomanFest 2017 in ONE week

Just one week until WomanFest 2017! Smart women! Zines! Words! Bake Sale!

Tuesday, March 8th in John C. Hitt Library room 223

10:30-11:45 AAUW Panel on Women’s Leadership

12:00-1:15 Open Mic

1:30-2:45 Zine workshop with Dr. Leandra Preston-Sidler

Come for all of it, or just 10 minutes. Kathleen Hanna wants you to be here, so you can listen to Bikini Kill and Le Tigre all day.

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