Writing tools

Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab): one of the best general resources for academic writers; includes a clear guide to MLA documentation
Norton Write Site: Multiple-choice exercises reviewing sentence structure, MLA citation and more.
Diana Hacker’s Pocket Style Manual includes review exercises related to grammar and documentation (you have to create an account)

The University of Victoria Writer’s Guide includes a very readable selection of Literary and Rhetorical Terms, by Category, advice on essay, paragraph and sentence structure, and a guide to common problems with arguments.
Silva Rhetoricae, the Forest of Rhetoric: the most comprehensive and systematic guide to rhetorical terms I have found online. To be honest, it’s probably too much detail (treat as a reference, not a starting point or a study guide).

Research on the web

A Timeline of Poetry in English maintained by University of Toronto Libraries (ridiculously comprehensive; spans from CE 383 to 2003)
Modern American Poetry (excellent companion to the Oxford anthology, with historical contexts and critical selections)
UbuWeb (huge collection of audio and video from twentieth-century avant-garde artists–not just poetry)
Modernist Journals Project

Paid databases accessible through
MLA International Biography
Literature Online
Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism
Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (e-book through Euclid or DiscoverE)

Literary events in Atlanta

Creative Loafing: Arts Agenda
“10 ATL lit groups and events worth checking out”

Creative Writing Program
Poetry Council (What’s New in Poetry? series at the bookstore)
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
Center for Women
James Weldon Johnson Institute
Tam Institute for Jewish Studies
*You may not write about a lecture you already have to attend for academic credit.

Other colleges:
Agnes Scott (Writers’ Festival, April 4-5)
Georgia State
Georgia Tech (Poetry @ Tech)

DeKalb County Public Library
Java Monkey (open mic)

Little 5 Points area
A Cappella (primarily fiction and current events)
Charis (feminist bookstore that also hosts writing workshops)
Java Lords (open mic)

Apache (slam, open mic, stand-up comedy)
Beep Beep Gallery (Solar Anus series)
Fulton County Public Library
The Goat Farm
Vouched (travelling reading/exhibition series)

East Atlanta/Downtown
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture
Bound to Be Read Books
Shrine of the Black Madonna (African/African-American)
WonderRoot (performances and workshops)
CouchCouch (Omigod Hello How Are You series)
Urban Grind (weekly open mic)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s