WVU This Week May 2, 2012
Quote of the Week
"I turn sentences around. That's my life. I write a sentence and then I turn it around. Then I look at it and I turn it around again. Then I have lunch. Then I come back in and write another sentence. Then I have tea and turn the new sentence around. Then I read the two sentences over and turn them both around. Then I lie down on my sofa and think. Then I get up and throw them out and start from the beginning." Philip Roth (born March 19, 1933
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*** A Birdie Told Me - Writing Markets
Preservation is the magazine for people who love historic places. Each issue spotlights sites that have shaped the American identity, and the people working tirelessly to protect them. Thought-provoking narratives and brilliant photography celebrate historic places of all kinds—from houses, train depots, and theaters to battlefields, national parks, heritage travel destinations, and sacred sites.
As the quarterly publication and voice of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the magazine inspires readers to save the past and enrich the future through NTHP membership, charitable giving, advocacy, and volunteerism.
1785 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
Editorial: The magazine does not accept unsolicited manuscripts, although the editors do review query letters from established writers if accompanied by several previously published clips. Unsolicited photographs must be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope; however, the magazine assumes no responsibility for such photographs. Please do not send unsolicited slides.
The magazine's launching point is architecture, but it is also, as the judges of the National Magazine Award write, about "politics, art, history, places, and people … Preservation tells the stories of extraordinary buildings and sites all over the world."
To submit your story idea or for more information, call (202) 588-6388 or email
Editor in Chief
Beth Duris, Katie Finley, Paul Goldberger, Dwight Young
Art Direction and Layout
Bates Creative Group
Beth Caudell Siegel
Director of Advertising
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Classes starting May 3 Registration ends May 5
MFA 202 Finding Triggers
Classes starting May 10 Registration ends May 12
MFA 203 The Masks of Fiction
Classes starting May 17 Registration ends May 19
MFA 204 The Fiction Writer's Apprenticeship
Classes starting May 24 Registration ends May 26
MFA 205 Developing Characters
Classes starting May 31 Registration ends June 2
MFA 206 Minor Characters
Classes starting June 7 Registration ends June 9
MFA 207 Setting and Character
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MFA 208 Difficult Characters
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MFA 209 Point of View Basics
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MFA 210 The Art of First Person
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Classes Starting May 2 Registration ends May 5
F262 How to Write Killer Fiction
F116 Getting the Words Right
N128 Writing from the Heart
P148 Poetry Triggers - Breaking Through Writer's Block
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B116 Revising and Editing
F146 Let's Make A Scene
F228 So, You Want to Build a Fictional World, Do You? Part 1
F216 Writing Boosters - Recipe #3
N114 Writing for Magazines Part 2, Prerequisite N112
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B101 WVU Orientation,facilitated by Melissa Anne
B154 Finding Your Voice
P150 Poetry Triggers - Nature Writing A Saturation Poem
Classes Starting May 23 Registration ends May 26
B114 Point of View & Related Topics
C104 Comedy Writing: Working with Jokes
F152 Horror Writing
MFA304 The Quatrain (Part 2)
Classes Starting May 30 Registration ends June 2
B103 Grammar,facilitated by Janet Smith
B172 Revision: Writing and Rewriting Fiction
F134 Mythic Structure Part 3
F218 Writing Boosters - Recipe #4
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B107 Writers Way Part 1 facilitated by Janet Smith
F112 Character Development
P202 Poetry Triggers - What's in a Name?
Classes Starting June 13 Registration ends June 16
C108 Comedy Workshop: Working with Captions
F222 Writing Boosters - Brainstorming for Smells
N116 Writing for Magazines Part 3 Prerequisite N114
Classes Starting June 20 Registration ends June 23
B113 Constructive Feedback, facilitated by Melissa Anne
F108 Creativity in a Box
N104 Writing Short Non-Fiction Part 1
P204 Poetry Triggers - Using Beginning Lines as Poetry Starters,
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F236 Romancing the Plot Doctor
N132 So, You Want to be a Travel Writer
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