Writing Center Series
The Writing Center at Casper College is a great resource for students, but it’s also a resource for the community! Get acquainted with our space, learn from our tutors, and get comfortable with the idea of using the center for your own projects and writing needs. All presentations are free and will be held in Strausner Hall, Room 215.
SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 1-3 P.M.
Character Development in Fiction
Bring your laptops and creativity for the chance to better develop your characters in your fiction literature. We will look at popular characters from classic books, discuss why people love them, and discuss how to write characters in-depth. Join us in learning how to know your characters and bring them to life! Presented by Cadance Barnes.
FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 6-7:30 P.M.
Intro to Gothic Calligraphy
Calligraphy doesn’t have to be daunting; Gothic or blackletter calligraphy can be an easy and fun way to spice up cards, bookmarks, notes, and more. Join us for a short history of calligraphy and a chance to learn the basics. We will be making simple cards to get you started just in time for Valentine’s Day. Presented by Emma Brummer.
SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 1-3 P.M.
Broad misconceptions and misunderstandings around the concept of pronouns have been pervasive in conversations about LGBTQ+ individuals and their identities. Pronouns are an essential function of the English language that many people are unsure of how to use. Learn about the history and use of various forms of pronouns; the importance of using preferred pronouns; and how to make your business, classroom, or home more pronoun-friendly! Presented by Skylar Cooper.
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 1-3 P.M.
Rewriting the Canon: Fanfiction, Fanart, and the Public Domain
Did you know …? Your favorite book, film, or TV show might be fanfiction! Fanfiction and fanart, while seemingly new forms of art, are actually some of the oldest and most pervasive forms of culture throughout human history. Join us in learning about the history of fanfiction and fanart, the cultural importance of these forms of art, and how you may be able to capitalize on your fanworks to become the next Milton or E. L. James! Presented by Skylar Cooper.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 6-7:30 P.M.
Grandma Gothic: Fleeing Women, Dungeons, and the Supernatural
The Gothic genre is a direct ancestor to many popular genres read today. Learn a brief history of the major players who built this genre and the hilariously and eternally relevant reception the general literary public gave the initial novels. Bring a notebook or a laptop with you so we can have some fun imagining our Gothic worlds, characters, and plotlines! Presented by Katie Morgan.
SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 10-11:30 A.M.
You Talkin’ to Me? The Art of Conversation in Literature
In this workshop, writers will learn how to write dialogue, when to use dialogue, and what dialogue should do for a story. Presented by Jamie Smith and Katie Morgan.
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 10-11:30 A.M.
The History and Importance of Remembering Women in STEM
Throughout history, men have been at the forefront of important scientific discoveries. Wireless communication, microbial genetics, computer programing, and microbial science, just to name a few. But what if I were to say that some of our most profound and important discoveries were actually made by a woman? In this presentation, we will be looking into the often-overlooked history of women in STEM and why it is of the utmost importance to remember them in their discoveries. Presented by Margaret Biskup.
THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 6-7:30 P.M.
Why Animal Intelligence Is an Ever-Growing Legitimate Science
The study of animal intelligence has been under scrutiny for decades. In this presentation, we will learn about the history of animal science and intelligence, why this subset of science is going to prove an asset for all future animal scientists, and how the potential discoveries in their field of science have the potential to rock animal sciences to their core. Presented by Margaret Biskup.
FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 6:30-8 P.M.
It’s Alive! Scenery as Character
In this workshop, writers will learn how the background can come alive and relay information about the characters of a story. Presented by Jamie Smith and Tammy Dominguez.
TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 6:30-7:30 P.M.
Editing Made Easy(er)
Have you ever struggled to go through a story or essay and make edits and revisions? You are not alone! Editing can be a daunting task, whether you are working on a personal project or a school assignment. This editing workshop will cover several strategies that can help you get started. Feel free to bring a portion of your work with you to use in the exercise. Presented by Emma Brummer.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 6:30-7:30 P.M. Crafting a Cookbook Have a passion for cooking? Like sharing recipes? Is a cookbook stewing in your mind? Don’t know where to begin? Join this group to brainstorm together how to write a cookbook. It doesn’t matter whether your intention is publication, providing a copy to close family/friends, or as a means to preserve historical family recipes. Be prepared to learn something new — from hors d’oeuvres to mise en place. By the end of the presentation, you’ll have an outline and direction. Presented by Tammy Dominguez.
FRIDAY, MAY 5, 6-7:30 P.M.
Recognizing Bias in the Media
The amount of information we have access to can be overwhelming. This presentation will discuss how to spot misinformation, how to find bias in news and media sources, and how to extract unbiased information from it. Presented by Keenan Morgan.