Saturday, April 30, 2016

Congrats to 2016 Writing Showcase Winners

After careful review of this year's submissions, the SNL Writing team determined the winners of SNL’s Writing Showcase 2016 (in alphabetical order):

Patrick Benson: "Designing A Curriculum For High School Students Based On The National Coalition For CORE ARTS Standards For Music Technology"

Annette Davis: "Annette Davis Creative Writing Works"

Judy M. Davis: "Treating Mental Illness in Jails and Prisons"

Jason Meyer: "Sundown, You Better Take Care: The Shadow Lurking 'Round Your Back Stairs"

Diana Moody: "Assessment of the Cap and Trade Approach to Mitigate Carbon Dioxide Emissions"

Travis Moore-Murray: "Tennyson’s Tithonus"

Please join us in congratulating these winners as well as all of this year's entrants, their instructors, and their mentors. We're proud and grateful for the wonderful work we've seen this year and the supportive SNL community.

If you’d like more information about SNL’s Writing Showcase or an application for the 2016-2017 submission period (due April 1, 2017) please email

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hello Procrastination

Many students (and instructors!) are well acquainted with the strange mix of apathy and desperation that comes from a looming deadline and an empty page. YouTuber Kieutri Intiar responded to a friend's procrastination bug by creating an inspiring and pointed version of Adele's latest hit. Check it out below and then get writing!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

FYI: Spring Quarter Writing Center Hours

The University Center for Writing-based Learning (UCWbL) has Writing Centers at both the Loop and Lincoln Park campuses during Spring Quarter of 2016. Hours for both campuses are below.

Loop Campus Writing Center
(312) 362-6726

Monday: 9am-7pm
Tuesday: 9am-7pm
Wednesday: 9am-7pm
Thursday: 9am-7pm
Friday: 12pm-5pm
Saturday: 12pm-5pm
Sunday: Closed

Lincoln Park Campus Writing Center
(773) 325-4272

Monday: 9am-7pm
Tuesday: 9am-7pm
Wednesday: 9am-7pm
Thursday: 9am-7pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 12pm-7pm

Click here for instructions on how to register and make an appointment. Be sure to select the correct campus from the drop-down box at the top of the WCOnline scheduler. Call either Writing Center with questions or concerns.

Monday, April 18, 2016

This Thursday, check out Writing Showcase Live!

This Thursday, April 21, from 6-8 p.m., join SNL writers as they present their Writing Showcase submissions! This second annual event is a great opportunity to engage with our supportive SNL community and encourage writers from a variety of disciplines. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by emailing; walk-in attendees are also welcome. Click the image below for more information. Hope to see you there!