Fall 2006 Events

Wednesday, September 27, 12:30-3:30pm
Curtin Hall 368
Neloufer de Mel, Professor at the Department of English, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and presently a Visiting Fellow at the Five College Women's Study Center, will lead a film viewing and discussion titled "Absence, Memory, and the Persistent Body" of Prasanna Vithanage's Death on a Full Moon Day.

Thursday, September 28, 4:30pm
Curtin Hall 175
The Creative Writing Program presents novelist, David Treuer who is Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. He is the author of three novels, The Translation of Dr Apelles, Little, and The Hiawatha, as well as a book of essays, Native American Fiction. He teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Treuer will be speaking about his book, Native American Fiction.

Thursday, September 28, 2:00-3:30pm
Curtin Hall 175
Neloufer de Mel, Professor at the Department of English, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and presently a Visiting Fellow at the Five College Women�s Study Center, will host a public lecture entitled 'Figures of Speech: The Female Suicide Bomber, Censorship, and the Cinematic Site'.

Thursday, October 5, 8:00pm
Coffee Beans Cafe, 3801 N. Oakland Ave.
The Creative Writing Program's first Student-Faculty reading of the fall semester. Oody Petty will read with Enrique Bakemeyer, and Ann Stewart.

Thursday, October 12, 3:20pm to 4:20pm
Curtin Hall 466
The Creative Writing Program presents Wang Ping, author, will visit with students to discuss writing.

Thursday, October 12, 7:30pm
Hefter Center, 3271 N. Lake Drive
The Creative Writing Program presents Wang Ping, author to read her work, with Q&A to follow.

Sunday, October 15
St. Mark's in the Bowery, New York City
A dance work titled "Call Me Pier," based on Susan Firer's poem of that title and choreographed by Janet Lilly will be presented.

Monday, October 16, 7:00pm
Marquette University's Weasley Auditorium
Susan Firer will be reading at the Wisconsin Authors Night as part of the Wisconsin Book Festival.

Friday, October 20, 2:30pm
Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison
Susan Firer will be reading at the Wisconsin Publishers Showcase as part of the Wisconsin Book Festival.

Friday, October 20, 5:00pm
Orpheum Theatre, Madison
Susan Firer will be reading at the Wisconsin Women Poets Reading as part of the Wisconsin Book Festival.

Tuesday, October 31, 8:00pm
Union Art Gallery
Cream City Review's 30th Anniversary Halloween Party. (Dress as your favorite author) Faculty members Kimberly Blaeser and Maurice Guevera Kilwein will read poetry and students Ann Stewart and Eric Grizzle will read horror stories. Editors past and present will speak about the history of the magazine. Refreshments and dancing.

Wednesday and Thursday, November 1-2 (Ripon College) and November 15-16 (Beloit College)
Ripon College, Beloit College
Maurice Guevera Kilwein will be a visiting writer at Ripon and Beloit Colleges. His poems have recently been published, or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Sentence, Seneca Review, and the electronic journal, Ward 6. He spent part of the past summer doing research in the interior and coastal regions of Ecuador.

Thursday, November 9, 2006, 8:00pm
Von Trier, 2235 North Farwell Avenue, Milwaukee)
Sheila Roberts, Stephen McCabe, and Emilie Lindemann will be read from their work. This will be Sheila's last student/faculty reading (and possibly Stephen's as well), so if you haven't had a chance to enjoy her readings before, you are strongly encouraged to come to this one; if you have seen her read before, then come and enjoy it again.

Sunday, November 19, 2:30pm
Women and Children's Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark, Chicago
Susan Firer will appear as part of a reading and book signing for Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes (Michigan State UP).

Tuesday, November 21st, 8:00pm
Art Bar, 722 E. Burleigh St., Milwaukee
The Creative Writing Program's student/faculty reading featuring Jim Hazard, Ellen Elder, and Billy Thorpe. This will be the last reading before Jim retires. Come join the fun.

Friday, December 8th, 7:30pm
Harry Schwartz's Bookstore (2559 N. Downer Ave)
Suzanne Heagy, Bayard Godsave, and Dawn Tefft will read at Harry Schwartz's bookstore for the creative writing program's final student/faculty reading of this semester.