Posts tagged writing
Posts tagged writing
So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women - and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. —Dead Poets Society
@YSU_Writing_Ctr First #wordoftheday of fall 2012! #writing @ismeelola (Taken with Instagram at Maag Library)
The boys are back in town @YSU_Writing_Ctr @mattykirk @shane_dustin #writing (Taken with Instagram at Maag Library)
First day back @YSU_Writing_Ctr Glamorous consultants @ismeelola @youngstownstate #writing (Taken with Instagram at Maag Library)
One production down, two to go!Our run of Bye Bye, Birdie at the Huron Playhouse opened the season with fantastic audiences and great reviews; the energy of the cast and crew definitely carried the crowd off their feet in love of Conrad Birdie! We played to a full house every night, and the enjoyment of the audience was tangible in their laughter and cheers at the antics of small-town, Sweet Apple citizens.
Finally! Updates from summer stock at the Huron Playhouse:
We are already approaching Week 4 here at Huron, and I haven’t had any time to write updates! So, on my last free Saturday evening of the season, I will give you the story, morning glory.
The Huron company and staff are absolutely wonderful! They are so kind and caring, and they show true dedication to the art of theater. The surrounding community is also amazingly supportive and friendly, as I have seen in my short time here.
It’s official! I just signed my contract with the Huron Playhouse, Ohio’s oldest summer theater. I will be joining Huron as a company member and an assistant choreographer. I can’t wait to begin rehearsals for the summer season and meet my fellow company members! From what I have heard, everyone seems to be encouraging, supportive, enthusiastic, and genuine. Sounds like a perfect combination for a successful summer!
The show schedule for this summer is as follows:
June 26-30: BYE BYE BIRDIE
July 3-7: THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY
July 10-14: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
July 17-21: GREATER TUNA
July 24-28: CAROUSEL
The dancers of the YSU Dance Ensemble enjoyed a great “turn-out” at our annual concert last weekend! Invariably, the concert always falls on the weekend before finals week, so we don’t usually get massive attendance from the student body. This year, however, the campus came out in full force to support our efforts, and we did our best to put on a fabulous show! Audience members expressed consistent positive reviews on the quality of the concert, and many were pleasantly surprised at the versatility of our thirty dancers.
Early One Evening at the Rainbow Bar & Grille was a resounding success! Although opening weekend attendance got off to a slow start (being Easter weekend), we had standing-room only crowds for closing weekend. Word spread quickly across campus and throughout the community- this was a show you did not want to miss! It was so wonderful to see support from the faculty and the student body: The Student Government Association, the University Scholars, and the Student Nonprofit Leadership Organization came out in full force! Thanks, everyone!
“The meat was laid on a board in the backdoor shed, and every piece was sprinkled with salt. The hams and the shoulders were put to pickle in brine, for they would be smoked, like the venison, in the hollow log.
‘You can’t beat hickory-cured ham,’ Pa said.”
-Laura Ingalls Wilder, “Little House in the Big Woods,” 1932
Born February 7, 1867 Laura Elizabeth Ingalls began her life in the Big Woods of Pepin County, Wisconsin. Her pioneering journeys began a few years later when her father started his search for a farm and home in the west. This journey continued for the next ten years as the Ingallses moved often, faced hard luck, hard work, and shared many adventures which Laura recounted in her “Little House” books.
The Hoover Library holds the papers of Rose Wilder Lane, the only child of Laura Ingalls and Almanzo Wilder. Lane was the first biographer of Herbert Hoover which led to a friendship with the 31st president that lasted more than 40 years.
Learn more about Half-Pint at the Hoover Library.
Happy birthday Laura Ingalls Wilder!
This past Friday evening, I joined my fellow Student Government Association representatives for our first annual leadership retreat. Our guest speaker, State Rep. Bob Hagan, started the night with a bang, giving an impassioned speech about public service and the leaders inside each of us.