Jorges Luis Borges Was Born on This Date

Jorge Luis BorgesArgentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and  key figure in Spanish-language literature Jorge Luis Borges was born on this date in 1899.

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Franzen Featured on TIME Magazine Cover


Jonathan Franzen Time MagazineOn this date in 2010, Jonathan Franzen became the first author to appear on the cover of TIME Magazine since Stephen King’s cover in 2000.

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We’re in Training August 22-26

We're in Training

The Writing Lab is closed so that we can get ready for tutoring for the 2016-2017 school year. See you soon!

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Come to Our First Flight Event on August 22

First Flight with Plane copyDrop by the UNT Writing Lab on Monday, August 22 from 3:00–5:00 p.m. for our First Flight event. We’re in Sage Hall, room 152. We want to help you “Kiss Bad Writing Goodbye!”

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Christopher Robin Slams Pooh

by Howard Coster, sepia-matt print, 1926

by Howard Coster, sepia-matt print, 1926

On this date in 1920, A.A. Milne’s son Christopher Robin was born. Milne modeled the human hero of his Winnie-the-Pooh books on his son. Obviously, this wasn’t an entirely comfortable fact for Christopher Robin; as an adult, he claimed, “The fictional Christopher Robin . . . and his real-life namesake were not always on the best of terms . . . it seemed to me, almost, that my father had got to where he was by climbing upon my infant shoulders.”

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“The Water Does Not Flow until the Faucet Is Turned On”

Louis LAmour

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60 Untranslatable Words from Around the World

50 Untranslatable Words from Around the World

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American Women Win the Vote

19th Amendment

On this date in 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified, granting all women in the U.S. the right to vote.

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Sassoon and Owen Meet on This Date

Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen

On this date in 1917, British poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen meet and form a brief but intense friendship. Both men were convalescing from battle fatigue at Craiglockhart War Hospital.

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Sports Illustrated Debuts on This Date

Sports Illustrated made its debut on this date in 1954.

Sports Illustrated First Issue

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