Spring 2006 Events

Thursday, January 26, 4:30pm
Curtin Hall 368
The Creative Writing Program presents first-time novelist, veteran screenwriter, and Sundance-honored producer Galt Niederhoffer discusses writing for film and print.

Saturday, January 28, at 1:00pm
Woodland Pattern Book Center, 720 E. Locust St.
Dawn Tefft will be reading in Woodland Pattern's 12th Annual Marathon Benefit Reading, along with about 110 other readers. Contact Dawn at dtefft@uwm.edu for more information or to sponsor her.

February, February 3, 9:00am
Hefter Center, 3271 N. Lake Drive
Patrice Petro will be presenting at "International Interdisciplinary Information Technology Workshop," a campus-wide conference, co-sponsored by the School of Information Studies, the College of Letters and Science, the Graduate School, and the Center for International Education.

Saturday, February 4, 9:00am - 12:00pm
UWM - Greene Hall
Research the Story: Two Writing/Research Projects that Change Lives
Milwaukee Area Academic Alliance in English will have the featured speakers Mark Eary from the Milwaukee Sign Language School and Liz Dixon from Menomonee Falls High School.

Thursday, February 9, 3:00pm Curtin Hall 368
Visiting Writer Craft Talk: Richard Bausch
The Creative Writing Program presents Richard Bausch, novelist and short story writer, to visit with students to discuss character, tone, and the writing life.

Thursday, February 9, 7:30pm
Hefter Center, 3271 N. Lake Drive
The Creative Writing Program presents Richard Bausch, novelist and short story writer, to read his work, with Q&A and a book signing to follow.

Friday, February 17, 7:30pm
Harry Schwartz, 2559 N. Downer Ave.
Susan Firer, Deb Brenegan, and Desmond Overstreet will read as part of the creative writing program's student/faculty reading series.

Friday, February 18, 9:00pm
Room 368, Curtin Hall, UW-Milwaukee Campus
Marguerite Helmers, Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, will be speaking on Saturday, February 18, at 9am in Curtin 368. This is the second speaker in the Currents Lecture Series. Her talk explores visual literacy and technology in the field of rhetoric and composition. Helmers received a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the author of The Elements of Visual Analysis (2006), Writing Students (1995), editor of Intertexts: Reading Pedagogy in College Writing Classrooms (2002), co-editor with Charles Hill of Defining Visual Rhetorics (2004), and she is the series editor for the Visual Rhetoric book series of Parlor Press. She has received several awards inside and outside the university, the James Berlin Outstanding Dissertation Award from the National Council of Teachers of English, the Distinguished Teaching Award at UW Oshkosh, the Kimball Foundation Award for Excellence, and was a Fellow of the Center for Twentieth Century Studies in 1999-2000.

Thursday, February 23, 8:00pm
Mosaic Piano Bar, 2624 N. Downer Ave.
Jim Hazard, Zeke Jarvis, and Joe Radke will read as part of the creative writing program's student/faculty reading series.

Thursday, March 2, 7:00pm
Schwartz Books, 2559 N. Downer Ave.
Liam Callanan, a new faculty member, will read his work, with Q&A and a book signing to follow.

Friday, March 31, 7:30pm
Harry Schwartz, 2559 N. Downer Ave.
Kim Blaeser, Christopher Gaebel, and Wendy Wimmer will read as part of the creative writing program's student/faculty reading series.

Thursday, April 6, 8:00pm
Von Trier's, 2235 N. Farwell Ave.
Peter Blewett, Monica Rausch, and Dawn Tefft will read as part of the creative writing program's student/faculty reading series.

Tuesday, April 18th, 6:30pm
UWM Greene Hall
The launch of two books by and about James Liddy will be celebrated. Honeysuckle, Honeyjuice: A Festschrift for James Liddy and On the Raft with Friar Roselip, poems by James Liddy, will be published by Arlen House and distributed in the U.S. by Cornell University Press.

Thursday April 20, 7:30pm
Hefter Conference Center, 3271 N. Lake Drive
The Creative Writing Program presents George Bowering, the first Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada in 2002, to read his work, with Q&A and a book signing to follow. In celebration of his book Baseball Love, the Brewers invited George Bowering to throw out the first ball on Friday night, April 21, before the Brewers and Cincinnati Reds game.

Friday, April 21-22
Hefter Conference Center, 3271 N. Lake Drive
Patrice Petro will be presenting at "Constant Capture: Visibility, Civil Liberties, and Global Security," an international conference, co-organized with Professors Lane Hall and Jon McKenzie.

Friday, April 21 - Sunday, April 23
North Dakota State University, Fargo
Jessica Stender will be presenting at the 9th Annual Red River Conference on World Literature with her piece "(Re)Constructing National Narrative: The Absence of Mahatma Gandhi in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children."

Thursday, April 27th, 8:00pm
Von Trier's, 2235 N. Farwell Ave.
Jim Chapson, Stephen Powers, and Joanne Staudacher will read as part of the creative writing program's student/faculty reading series.

Monday, May 1, TBA
KGB Bar, New York
Susan Firer will be reading with David Lehman.

July 28-30
Susan Firer will be participating in the Mackinac Island Poetry Festival, giving a reading and a lecture, and conducting a poetry workshop.

October, TBA UWM - TBA Patrice Petro will be presenting at "ICT4D: Information Communications Technology for Development in Africa," an organized and co-sponsored workshop with the School of Information Science.