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LJWL EVENTS

SPRING 2024 EVENTS

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LJWL DEPARTMENT CHAPEL

Friday, January 26

9:45am in The Greek

Join us in The Greek for our full LJWL department chapel. We will provide donut holes and orange juice!

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VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY

Wednesday, February 14

1pm to 3pm in Bond Lobby

Join us in Bond Lobby for some Valentine's Day treats and the chance to make a Valentine for someone in your life! Anyone is welcome to stop by and join us!

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Q&A WITH POETS

Tuesday, February 13 & Thursday, February 15

11am via Zoom

You're invited to join Dr. Katie Manning's Creative Writing: Poetry class for Q&A with Poets on Tuesday, February 13 and Thursday, February 15! Guest poets Charles Jensen (Feb 13) and Ki Russell (Feb 15) will be visiting the classroom virtually at 11am and will answer questions for about 45 minutes. You are also welcome to stick around on the Zoom call for some writing exercises after the Q&A. Email kmanning@pointloma.edu for the Zoom link!

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LJWL CREATIVE WRITING CELEBRATION

Saturday, February 17

10am to 12pm at Bond Patio / BAC 103

We are excited for another year of our LJWL Creative Writing Celebration as part of PLNU Homecoming! Join us on the Bond front patio for treats and good company at 10am. We will then move into BAC 103 for a reading from our LJWL faculty, students, and alumni. Please RSVP for the event here or email ljwl@pointloma.edu to let us know you are coming!

29th Annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea
February 19 - 23, 2024

            FEATURED EVENTS

 

MONDAY, FEB 19: PLNU Student Short Film Festival (Hosted by Driftwood)

  • 3 PM Presentation ft. Jon Lowenstein in Crill Performance Hall

  • 7 PM Film Festival ft. Jon Lowenstein in Crill Performance Hall

  • Both events are FREE! No ticket required!

TUESDAY, FEB 20: Paulette Jiles (Sponsored by PLNU Honors Program)

  • 3 PM Poetry Workshop in Fermanian Conference Center

  • 7 PM Interview with Dr. Ben Cater in Crill (Ticketed Event)​​

THURSDAY, FEB 22: Elizabeth Gilbert (Held at the Balboa Theatre)

  • Q&A Moderated by Dean Nelson (Ticketed Event)

FRIDAY, FEB 23: Nick Hornby & Susan Orlean

  • 3 PM Workshop

  • 7 PM Interview with Dean Nelson (Ticketed Event)

LEARN MORE AND PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

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LJWL ADVISING CHAPEL

Friday, March 15

9:45am in The Greek

Join us in The Greek for our spring advising chapel. We will hear from our seniors and break into sections for important advising news. Treats will be provided!

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WRITERS GONNA WRITE

Last Saturday of every month

Join Dr. Katie Manning, LJWL students, alumni, and faculty for a time to write in community. 

These casual, drop-in style events take place the last Saturday of each month from 9am-12pm PST.

Contact us for the Zoom link! 

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DRIFTWOOD CREATIVE ARTS SERIES

September 20, October 11, & November 15

4:30pm in The ARC

Join the Driftwood staff for an open mic session once a month in The ARC! Participants are welcome to share any creative piece (writing, artwork, music, etc.). You are also welcome to just come listen, watch, & support!

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LOMA WRITING CENTER WORKSHOPS

All Semester

Bresee Computer Lab (Ryan Library)

ChatGPT & The Writing Process

Wednesday, October 4 @ 7-8pm

How to Read a Scholarly Source

Wednesday, October 25 @ 7-8pm

Strengthening an Argument

Wednesday, November 1 @ 7-8pm

Writing Introductions & Conclusions

Wednesday, November 15 @ 7-8pm

Proofreading Your Writing

Wednesday, November 29 @ 7-8pm

FEATURED ONGOING EVENTS

FEATURED PREVIOUS EVENTS

MAY 2022 TRIP: ZETA

Check out these pictures from the combined JRN4040 and Spanish trip to Tijuana to visit Zeta Magazine on May 2, 2022!

LJWL's Katie Morris also published an article in PLNU's the Viewpoint about the trip to Zeta. You can read the story here.

GUEST LECTURE, JASON DE LEÓN

10.27.22  |  Fermanian Conference Center

Dr. Jason De León is a professor of anthropology and Chicano/a Studies at UCLA, a recipient of the MacArthur Genius Award, and the executive director of the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP). His current installation project is Hostile Terrain 94, which PLNU has been completing in collaboration with the UMP. His lecture is titled "The Land of Open Graves: Visualizing Migrant Death Along the U.S./Mexico Border." 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LECTURE RECORDING.

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25TH ANNUAL POETRY DAY

9.28.23  |  Crill Performance Hall

Our 25th Annual Poetry Day featured 25 poets to celebrate 25 years.

Featured Poets: Kazim Ali, Carol Blessing, Hélène Cardona, Karla Cordero, Adam O. Davis, Adam Deutsch, John FitzGerald, Adam Greenfield, Bill Harding, Kay Harkins, Rick Hill, Katie Kemple, Michael Klam, Anna Leahy, Jason Magabo Perez, Seretta Martin, Jane Muschenetz, Bettina Pedersen, Margarita Pintado, Tania Pryputniewicz, Ron Salisbury, Leonora Simonovis, Gill Sotu, Montague Williams, and Ying Wu.


CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE RECORDING.

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