Spring 2008 Events

Thursday, January 17th, 8:00pm
Linneman's Riverwest Tavern, 1001 E. Locust Street
Creative Writing program faculty and students will read from their work, Maurice Kilwein-Guavara, Michael Clark, and Jay Johnson.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008
There is an English Department Business Writing Award contest and upcoming, 23 January 2008, award ceremony for students, who have earned recognition from MLG. For more information contact Mariann Maris at sarim@uwm.edu

Friday, February 15th, 7:00pm
Schwartz Bookshop, 2559 N. Downer Avenue
Creative Writing program faculty and students After the Love reading with Susan Firer, Wendy Wimmer and Dike Okoro.

Thursday, February 21, 7:30pm
Hefter Center, 3271 N. Lake Drive
Visiting Writer Pam Houston will read.

Thursday, March 6th, 3:30pm
Greene Hall, 3347 N. Downer Avenue
Editors panel featuring Aaron Burch, the editor of Hobart, Dan Wickett, co-founder of Dzanc Books, and Cris Mazza, author, professor at University of Illinois-Chicago. They'll discuss the current state of writing and publishing.

Friday, March 7, 3:30pm
Curtin Hall 368, UWM Campus
Literary Studies faculty presentation: José Lanters, "Tinkers, Priests, and Fairies: Protestant Nationalist Anxiety in three Plays of the Irish Literary Revival."

Friday, March 7th and Saturday, March 8th
Time: TBA
University of Wisconsin-Extension Spring Writer's Festival

Sunday, April 6th, 1:30pm
Centennial Hall/ Milwaukee Central Library, the Loos Room
Susan Firer will give her inaugural reading as Milwaukee's Poet Laureate. A reception will follow the reading.

Friday, April 11, 3:30pm
Curtin Hall 368, UWM Campus
Literary Studies student-faculty round-table discussion of conference abstracts and presentations, organized by Colleen Booker, with Sukanya Banerjee.

Thursday, April 17th, 7:30pm
Urban Ecology Center
Creative Writing Program's Student Faculty Reading featuring Liam Callanan, Katy J. Vopal and Stephen McCabe.

Saturday, April 19th, 4:00
County Clare's Joyce room, 1234 N. Astor
Alumni reunion and reading with acclaimed Armenian Poet David Kherdian.

Tuesday, April 22, 7:30pm
UWM Student Union Ballroom
A lecturer by Poet and essayist Adrienne Rich.

Month of April
In honor of National Poetry Month, the Creative Writing Program launched "Eat Local: Read Local," an effort to celebrate the season's local literary harvest in local restaurants. Trocadero and Cafe Hollander will be distributing poems to diners. The keepsake cards, sponsored by the restaurants, Schwartz Books and designers Deep Sea Studios, feature poems from a range of UWM poets, both students and faculty. Poetry Everywhere is now available on Milwaukee Public Transit!

Friday, May 2, 3:30
Curtin Hall 368, UWM Campus
Literary Studies faculty presentation: Mark Netzloff, "Travel Writing and the Early Modern Information Economy."