Fall 2003 News and Events

Friday, October 17 - 7:30 pm, Schwartz Bookshop, 2559 N. Downer Ave.
Creative Writing Program's first reading in the annual student-faculty reading series, featuring Professor Jim Hazard, with John McDermott, Diane Unterweger, and Jason Kolodzy. There will be two other readings this fall at Schwartz, on November 7 and November 21.

Saturday, October 18 - 9 am - noon, Greene Hall
Milwaukee Area Academic Alliance in English
Topic "The Forgotten 'R' - Writing - Creative, business/technical, academic writing assignment design." Presenters: English/Language Arts Coordinator for MPS, Patti Ball, Professor Katherine Hennessey Wikoff, MSOE Creative Writing teacher: Peter Piaskowski, Shorewood High School (ret.)

Sunday, October 19, 2:00 pm
Canterbury Books in Madison
Susan Firer will be reading poetry with Alison Townsend and Robin Chapman.

Thursday, October 23, 8:00 pm at Von Trier
The Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce a reading by our resident Irish poet James Liddy on Thursday, October 23 at 8pm at Von Trier, 2235 N. Farwell Ave. (at the corner of North Ave. and Farwell). The event celebrates the publication of James's new collection of poetry, I Only Know That I Love Strength in My Friends and Greatness.

Sunday, October 25
Wisconsin Book Festival in Madison
Featured speaker: Marilyn Taylor with four other Wisconsin poets: David Lehman, Doug Flaherty, Ellen Kort (Wisconsin's poet laureate) and Karla Huston. The title of the panel is "This Much I Know: a Discussion of Poetry Techniques".

Wednesday, October 29 - 7:30-9:00 pm, Woodland Pattern Bookstore, 720 E. Locust Ave.
Fundraiser "Storytelling for the Storyteller" for Andy Conners with special presenter Kim Blaeser. Theme: "Kids say the Darndest Things," 5 minute stories told or read, audience judging the winner. Will be filming a video get well card for Andy from all.

Thursday, October 30 - 3:00 - Curtin Hall 466
Carolyn Knox will give a craft talk in the afternoon. She also will give a reading at 7:30 pm in Curtin 175. Her collection A Beaker: New and Selected Poems appeared from Verse Press in May 2002. She is completing a fifth book, He Paves the Road with Iron Bars, forthcoming in 2004 from Verse Press.

Friday, October 31 - 7:00 pm, Hefter Center
The 3rd Annual Samhain/Halloween Celebration, hosted by the Center for Celtic Studies. George Clark's lecture is "Five Scimitars, wi/ Murder Encrusted": The Grotesque and the Macabre in Scottish Literature.

Tuesday, November 4th - 7:00 p.m., Curtin Hall 368
Professional Writing Network (formerly TCIDA) will be hosting a Freelancing Panel. Issues: How to break into freelancing, the challenge of self-employment, neccessary/beneficial training and credentials, fees, etc. Panelists: John Campbell (Mag./Trade mag. publications); Ken Braband (of Rocket Ink); Mike Fatica (Web Design); Joe Fumo (Business Writing).

Tuesday, November 5 - 7:30 p.m., Curtin Hall 175
Fiction writer Ron Tanner will read. His book, A Bed of Nails, won the G.S. Sharat Chandra Fiction Prize and was published in 2003 by BkMk Press. His stories have appeared in The Massachusetts Review, The Iowa Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Story Quarterly, Greensboro Review, Another Chicago Magazine, and many others.

Friday, November 7 - 7:30 p.m., Schwartz Bookshop, 2559 N. Downer Ave.
Creative Writing Program's second reading in the annual student-faculty reading series, featuring Professor Sheila Roberts, with Oody Petty, Scott Winkler, and Christopher Gaebel.

Friday-Sunday, November 7-9
"Poets Retreat 2003" in Door County at the St. Joseph Retreat Center in Bailey's Harbor. Marilyn Taylor, leading a weekend poetry workshop. Anyone interested in additional information should contact the director, David Jones; his email address is: gdjones@itol.com.

Thursday-Sunday, November 20-23
The National Council of Teachers of English convention in San Francisco. Mariann Maris will be participating.

Friday, November 21 - 7:30 pm, Schwartz Bookshop, 2559 N. Downer Ave.
Creative Writing Program's third reading in the annual student-faculty reading series, featuring Marilyn Taylor, with Suzanne Heagy, Bayard Godsave, and Joe Radke.

Monday, December 1, 5:00-7:00 pm, Marquette University, Cudahy Hall Rotunda (1313 W. Wisconsin Ave.)
10th Annual 1st Year Composition Graduate Student Conference. Topic "Those Who Can, Teach: Theory and Practice in Composition". Contact person: Vicki Bott, vlbott@uwm.edu