What Should I Read This Summer?

By Julie Barber One of my favorite things about summer is having so much more time to read, but my summer reading list is looking a bit blank at the moment. How ’bout yours? Don’t worry, I’m not going to let our brains turn to mush over the next three months because I’ve found some […]

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Confessions of a Bibliophile

By Julie Barber As a confirmed book addict—or bibliophile according to Google—there are many things I’m guilty of. For starters, I dog-ear my pages . . . Yes, I know I’m a monster. I also have more unread books on my shelves than I actually read, but I’m working on it! Just kidding, I’m going […]

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Getting Around Writer’s Block

By Julie Barber What’s worse than writer’s block? How about having writer’s block during National Poetry Month? It feels like we’ve got April breathing down our necks, plus the cursor is blinking impatiently, waiting for us to remember what words are. As writers we can all agree that nothing frustrates or puts us so deep […]

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Happy International Women’s Day!

By Julie Barber Got anything special planned for today? Are you going to put Beyonce’s “Run the World” on repeat all day, go see Captain Marvel, or set up a hot date with Hulu and some well-deserved pizza? All of the above sound good to me! But before I look up the showtimes for Captain […]

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Kwame Dawes is Coming to our University!

By Julie Barber As Black History Month comes to an end, I’m reminiscing about some of my favorite African-American writers and figures, such as Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As I think of these remarkable people, I wonder how enriching it would be to meet a great African-American author or […]

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Tips for Writing Comedy

By: Cassie Robbins   Using comedy in your writing We all love telling jokes. We want to make people laugh. We want them to think of us as witty and clever and fiction is no different– you want your reader to laugh. Here are a few tips, tricks, and ideas:   Adding another dimension to […]

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This is Farewell!

By: Kori Marshall   My time on staff for Canvas and Mochila Review has come to an end. As a copyeditor for our magazine, my job also included eight blog posts. At first, I was weary. Eight feels like a lot, like a part time job I signed up for before I really knew what […]

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