“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” ― Stephen King
What follows is a list of resources for ANYONE who want’s to read and write-not only at a higher volume-but better also. In addition, we post other miscellaneous resources over at out Facebook page, however if you know of any useful resources that should be added to this list, post about it on our mailing list or on Facebook.
This pages is a “Work in Progress,” by the way. So we’ll always be putting in more valuable resources as they arise to our attention.
Course Syllabi & Required Reading for UA English + C.W. Majors
Useful UA Websites
Check out the College of Humanities’ Calendar for some cool events related to English & Creative Writing.
Check out the Department of English’s calendar for cool events also.
If you’re currently a U of A student, then you have access to a ton of resources from the UA’s Main Library (not to mention…books). Check out the website by clicking on the image!
The UA’s Poetry Center has nearly 70,000 items related to poetry in its collection. Here, you will find opportunities to enjoy readings and lectures, classes and workshops, library exhibitions, field trips, K–12 educational resources, discussion groups, or just a quiet place to sit and read a book.
The Writing Skills Improvement Program exists to assist students to improve their writing skills and achieve academic success at the University of Arizona. They offer a number of services to any student who desires to improve his/her writing skills.
Since its inception in 1978, Persona has been THE undergraduate magazine of art and literature at the University of Arizona. We publish one issue per year with the best art, poetry, short stories, and nonfiction gathered from UA undergrads. Each issue has approximately 20 pieces of literature and 25-30 pieces of art—spanning several genres and mediums.
A website that offers over 45,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. Click on the photo to go to their homepage!
Crash Course is a series of Youtube videos where the host and author, John Green, walks you through various pieces of literature while doing it in a fun and entertaining way. If you’re at all interested in literature from Crash Course, click on the picture!
A short, and hilarious, series of videos on the History of English, but in ten minutes. The Youtube channel is also filled with interesting videos on Shakespeare. Check it out by clicking on the image.