Developing as a Storyteller

Yesterday on the blog, we shared Phoebe Zerwick’s special report, Fleeing Syria. Her stories went beyond just the facts and figures, but rather, she was able to capture the stories of the land, the history, and the people that she met along the way. Nieman Storyboard recently posted an article about how to find your inner storyteller. Author […]

Fleeing Syria: Special Report by Phoebe Zerwick

Phoebe Zerwick, Associate Teaching Professor in the Writing Program and former Journal reporter, traveled to the Middle East in June. She shares stories of Syria in a Winston Salem Journal special report, Feeling Syria. “This month’s headlines out of the Middle East have focused on the U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria […]

Wednesday’s Word of the Week

                    apolaustic, adj. “Concerned with or wholly devoted to seeking enjoyment; self-indulgent.” “She was apolaustic toward Wake football and looked forward to every game.” “apolaustic, adj. and n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, June 2014. Web. 2 September 2014.

Tuesday’s Tip

A little tidbit of a tip for today – check out more Magic Marker advice here.                                        

Welcome to a New Semester!

Whether you’re starting your first day of classes as a first-year student or you’re back for your final year (or a victory lap), we are so glad to have you here for a brand new semester! We’re getting ready to open the center on Monday September 1, and we will have the new schedule posted […]

Wednesday’s Word of the Week

                  agelast, n. “A person who never laughs; one who has no sense of humour.” “Although the student thought the elaborate excuse she made up was pretty hilarious, her professor was an agelast when the paper was three weeks late.” “agelast, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2014. Web. 27 May […]

Writing into the Summer

With another school year behind us, and the warmth of summer around the corner, it’s easy to put down the pen and take a break from writing. But you worked so hard to fine tune your abilities this year. You visited the Writing Center, took advantage of office hours, and revised your papers. You really […]