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OLS @NU Events:

NaNoWriMo Comes to NU!

This year OLS@NU is partnering with the NU Writers Club to bring the National Novel Writing Month to Nazarbayev University. Throughout the month of November, students and faculty will be writing their novels and short stories, aiming for lofty goals of 15,000, 30,000 or 50,000 words written. To learn some more about what NaNoWriMo is about, check out or follow the NU Writers telegram channel, the NaNoWriMo at NU telegram group. It's not too late to join, even if it's November 29!


Other Worlds, Our World: Writing Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror & Surrealism (that matter)
Part 1: March 16, Part 2: March 30

Hosted by Mariya Deykute

Poetry Writing Seminars, with Olga Mexina
Every other Saturday, from 12:30 to 14:30, Starting September 10.

(Conducted in Russian, via Zoom)

Inside Looking Out: Finding Creative Solace During the Pandemic
A three-day generative poetry workshop 

March 13, 20, and April 3, 2o21. Presented by Theadora Siranian

Symbolic Landscapes Across Genres

March 27, 2o21. Presented by Olga Mexina

Contemporary Kazakhstani Literature (Part III) 

February 27, 2o21. Presented by Kanat Omar

Contemporary Kazakhstani Literature (Part II) 

February 20, 2o21. Presented by Kanat Omar

Staring at a Blank Page: How to Begin in Fiction (What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do).

February 18, 2021. Presented by Jonathan Dupuy

Contemporary Kazakhstani Literature (Part I) 

February 13, 2021. Presented by Kanat Omar

Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop: Write Poetry That Engages With Visual Art

January 30, 2021. Hosted by Theadora Siranian

Conclusions: Last Lines; How to Finish a Story

November 21, 2020. Presented by Jonathan Dupuy

Domestic Theater Workshop

November 8, 2020. Presented by Patricia Coleman

Fiction Workshop 

October 24, 2020. Presented by Maria Rybakova

High Jinks and Horseplay: Experiments in Poetic Translation

October 2, 2020. Presented by Arlyce Menzies 

Voice in the context of symbols/symbolic representation

September 19, 2020. Presented by Olga Mexina

Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop

September 4, 2020. Hosted by Theadora Siranian

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