Monday, March 28, 2016

Jambalaya Writer's Conference 2016: Journalism Highlight

The 13th Annual Jambalaya Writer's Conference is almost here! This year’s keynote speaker is novelist Neely Tucker. As a staff writer for the past fifteen years, Tucker is slated to cover the 2016 presidential election for the Washington Post.

Also slated this year are editors, agents, food writers, and poets. Physiologists, detectives, folklorists, and bloggers are scheduled to provide aspiring writers help and guidance when incorporating different aspects into their writing. Conference fee is $35 for early registration, $40 at the door.

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Our keynote speaker, Neely Tucker, is known not only as a novelist but for his journalism background. If you are interested in journalism, in finding old sources or starting a career, the following library databases might help!
Note: Most if not all databases require a Terrebonne Parish Library Card to access from home.

Newspaper Sources

Searchable American newspapers enable you to explore America’s past.  Includes select newspapers from around the United States published between 1690-1922, including a backfile of 25,744 issues of the Times Picayune published between 1842 and 1915, as well as historic runs of 17 other Louisiana newspapers.

ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

Provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.

Career Sources

A comprehensive career guide designed for individual, self-directed use, suitable for people from age 11 to adulthood.

An updated version of the classic LearningExpress Library. Offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and eBooks. Includes Learning Centers for computer skills, HiSET (the replacement for the GED), college entrance exams,  and more. Set up your own free account and work at your own pace, easily picking up where you left off from session to session.

Have a live tutor proofread your resume or help you prepare for an interview! Available Sunday through Thursday 2pm – 10pm.

Provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related journals, magazines, and news publications.

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