Wednesday, June 18, 2014

SNL to Host Author Jacinda Townsend

On Tuesday, July 8, the Africa Diaspora Committee will host novelist Jacinda Townsend, author of St. Monkey.

About Jacinda Townsend:
Jacinda Townsend's debut novel, Saint Monkey (W.W. Norton), follows two girls in 1950's Kentucky as they are raised in hardship, separated by fortune, and reunited through tragedy.  The New York Times says, "What's impressive about this first novel — apart from the startling music of its language — is Ms. Townsend’s willingness to steep her characters in heartache without relief."  Flavorwire says, "Townsend is a fine writer who comes out swinging with this first book, and gives us one of the best debuts of the year so far.  Library Journal, in a starred review, calls her "one to watch."  Jacinda Townsend, a native of Southcentral Kentucky, is a graduate of Harvard University, Duke Law School, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.  A former Fulbright fellow to Côte d’Ivoire, she has also published nonfiction and short fiction in numerous literary magazines and anthologies.  She teaches at Indiana University and lives in Bloomington with two beautiful children.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Loop Campus, Daley 1451
6 to 7 p.m.

Please RSVP to:

There is a suggested donation for the event:  aluminum pop-can tabs for Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe’s organization in Kenya, Sewing Hope. Last year Sr. Rosemary received an honorary doctorate in Kenya from SNL. She has also been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and a CNN Hero.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Finals Week at the Writing Center

The finals week schedule at the University Center for Writing-based Learning is up, and appointments are going fast! If you're wrapping up coursework, polishing an AP or ILP, or putting the finishing touches on a Digication portfolio, make an appointment soon. Click here to log in to the online reservation system, or click here for instructions on how to set up an account. Receptionists can be reached at, 312-362-6726 (Loop), or 773-325-4272 (LPC). Please note that the staff will be able to provide information, but they will ask you to create a WCOnline account in order to make appointments.  

The UCWbL's locations are listed below, but don't forget you can make online appointments or request written feedback as well. These options are perfect for online, commuter, or working students. 

Loop Campus
(312) 362-6726
25 E. Jackson (Lewis Center)
Suite 1600

Monday, June 9, 10am-5pm
Tuesday June 10, 10am-5pm
Wednesday, June 11, 10am-5pm

Lincoln Park Campus
(773) 325-4272
2320 N. Kenmore (Schmitt Academic Center)
SAC 212

Monday, June 9, 10am-5pm
Tuesday June 10, 10am-5pm
Wednesday, June 11, 10am-5pm