Monthly Archives: February 2016

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Gravity’s Rainbow Published on This Date

Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow was published on this date in 1973.

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Word of Mouth International Conversation Group on March 4

Word of Mouth is a weekly conversation group for international students. You can talk with native English speakers to improve spoken fluency, your cultural awareness, and your social interaction. • Friday, March 4 @ 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. | … Continue reading

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Born on This Date

American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born on this date in 1807. Longfellow, the first American poet to earn a living solely from writing verse, is the author of such poems as “Paul Revere’s Ride,” “The Song of Hiawatha,” and … Continue reading

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“Proletarians Have Nothing to Lose But Their Chains”

On this date in 1848, Karl Marx, aged 29, published The Communist Manifesto. You can read the full text of Marx’s most famous work here:

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Hickory Round Table Creative Writing Group on March 4

Join us every other Friday at Big Mike’s Coffee on Hickory Street for our own version of the famous Algonquin Round Table. We’ll read each other’s creative writing and give each other valuable feedback. And yes, we’ll drink coffee, too! … Continue reading

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Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes Met on This Date

Writer Sylvia Plath and poet Ted Hughes met at a party on this date in 1956. They married on June 16, 1956.

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Document Design 101: Take Your Design from Blah to Aaahhhh Workshop on March 3

Study the “science” behind document design to make your flyers, brochures, and written documents more eye-catching and effective. • Thursday, March 3 @ 5 p.m. | Sage Hall 355 At the UNT Writing Lab, we provide workshops for all students, … Continue reading

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Technical Writing Style Workshop on March 2

Prepare for your TECM 2700 style exam by reviewing the basics of technical style including using active voice, reader-focused language, nominalizations, misplaced and dangling modifiers, tying sentences together, eliminating noun stacks, and using positive language. • Wednesday, March 2 @ … Continue reading

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“Here Lies One Whose Name Was Writ in Water”

British poet John Keats died at age 25 on this date in 1821 in a small room near the Spanish Steps in Rome. Keats went to Rome hoping the warm air would ease his suffering, which was caused by tuberculosis. … Continue reading

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