Poet Louis Simpson Born on This Date

Louis Simpson

Pulitzer Prize winning Jamaican poet Louis Simpson was born on this date in 1923. Simpson won the 1964 Pulitzer Prize for his work At the End of the Open Road. You can read his poetry here:


Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , ,

Robert Frost Born on This Date

Robert Frost

Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Robert Frost was born this day in 1874. Although Frost is strongly associated with New England, he did not see the region until he was 10 years old. You can read his poetry here:


Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , ,

Flannery O’Connor Born on This Date

Flannery O'Connor

Flannery O’Connor born on this date in 1925. O’Connor won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1972 for her Complete Stories. Her stories are noted as masterpieces of the Southern Gothic style. You can read her story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” here: http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/-surette/goodman.html

Posted in Short Stories | Tagged , ,

MLA and APA Formatting Styles Workshop

MLA & APA copy








We’ll learn the fundamental rules of both citation styles. Please arrive a few minutes early. No appointment necessary.

  • Wednesday, April 1 @ 5:00 p.m. | Sage Hall 356
Posted in UNT Writing Lab, Workshop | Tagged , , , ,

Playboy of the Western World Dies on This Date


Irish playwright, poet, and prose writer J.M. Synge died on this date in 1909. He’s best known for his play The Playboy of the Western World, which caused riots in Dublin during its opening run at the Abbey Theatre.

Posted in Plays, Poetry | Tagged , , ,

Attend Word of Mouth this Week

Word of Mouth Logo

Word of Mouth is a weekly conversation group for international students. You can talk with native English speakers to improve

  • Spoken fluency
  • Cultural awareness
  • Social interaction

We meet Friday, March 27 from 12:00–1:00 p.m. in Sage Hall 230.

Posted in UNT Writing Lab, Word of Mouth, Workshop | Tagged , , ,

Short Story Reading Series: Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried”

Short Story Series Logo copy

If you’ve been looking for a way to ease into the Writing Lab, then our Short Story Reading Series is for you. We’ll have a friendly, relaxed round table discussion about the short story, which we’ve placed on reserve at Willis Library.

  • “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien | Thursday, March 26 @ 11:00 | Wooten Hall 310

Tim O'Brien

Posted in Short Story Reading Series, UNT Writing Lab | Tagged , , ,

Fanny Farmer Fans the Flames with Cook Book

Fannie Farmer

Fannie Farmer born on this date in 1857. Her book, Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, became a hugely popular cook book and remains one of the best known cooking references.

Boston Cooking School Cook Book

Posted in Publishing History | Tagged , ,

Today Is National Goof Off Day

National Goof Off DayWe’d tell you where to get more information, but we’re busy goofing off. ;)

Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

Celebrate World Poetry Day Today

World Poetry DayRead more here:


Posted in Celebrations, Poetry | Tagged , ,