Welcome to the Active Voice Blog, the official blog of the Wake Forest University Writing Center. You can find all the information you need about the Center around our main site, but this space is reserved for students, faculty, and staff to share perspectives on writing practices and processes. We hope you’ll find something here […]
chiaroscuro, n. “The style of pictorial art in which only the light and shade, and not the various colours, are represented; black-and-white, or dark brown and white. A sketch in black and white.” “During his spare time between classes, Tom filled up his sketch book with chiaroscuros of his […]
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What a week! We have been selling handmade letterpress Valentines to benefit the YMCA literacy initiative. Still need to pick up notes for your valentine (or friends, or mom)? We have them in ZSR 426 all day! Here’s a look back at our week on Active Voice. – On Monday, we kicked off our Love Letters […]
accismus, n. “The pretended refusal of something one keenly desires.” “He pretended to hardly notice her, trying not to catch her eye during WRI 111. It may seem that he didn’t like her, but in reality, he really wanted to ask if she’d be his valentine.” “accismus, […]
If you haven’t heard, we’re selling handmade letterpress valentines all week to benefit the YMCA Literacy Initiative. But where on earth did that tradition come from? According to Wikipedia, what began as a religious holiday, Valentine’s Day started to be associated with love around the Middle Ages. Written valentines first appeared in the 1400 and […]
We couldn’t be more excited for Love Letters for Literacy which starts today! Amazing handmade cards for an amazing cause. $5 and all proceeds go to the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina Literacy Initiative. We have over 30 designs, ranging from silly to serious, romantic to platonic. Choose the perfect quote, poem, image, or saying […]
Still looking for that perfect valentine? According to a recent (totally unscientific) article by Elite Daily, if you’re looking for a lover, you might want to find someone with a book in their hand. “Ever finished a book? I mean, truly finished one? Cover to cover. Closed the spine with that slow awakening that comes […]
Valentine’s Day is almost here — are you ready? To get your creative juices, here are a few hand-written love letters from favorite folks throughout history. And in case you need some help with your Valentine’s Day card, we’ve got you covered!
The Writing Center will be selling letterpress cards just in time for Valentine’s Day. Cards are $5 each and all proceeds will benefit the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina’s literacy initiative. Shop our selection of notes the following days next week: 2-4pm Monday-Wednesday near the ZSR circulation desk 10am-5pm M-F in the Writing Center.
We’re still getting back into the groove over at Active Voice, and starting Monday we’ll be back to posting with more regularity. In the meantime, here’s a look back at our posts for far this year. – We shared a great tool for analyzing past State of the Union Addresses. – Did you know that writing can actually make you […]