Poetry Lunch Hours
The ECCW and MFA program continues our popular poetry book group. Open to all Butler community members, each Lunch Hour will feature discussion of a selected poet’s work. A selection of poems will be emailed in advance of the discussion with RSVP, so no book purchase is necessary. Lunch is also provided with RSVP. Please email Mindy Dunn to RSVP for any of the dates below. All lunch hours meet at 12:30 PM at the ECCW.
- Friday, January 27 (TBA)
- Friday, February 17 (TBA)
- Friday, March 3 (Gabrielle Calvocoressi)
- Friday, March 31 (TBA)
- Friday, April 14 (Diane Seuss)
Alumni Book Launch Party: Testify by Douglas Manuel
Monday, March 27th, 7:30 pm.
Join us as we celebrate the first book launch for a beloved poetry alum, Doug Manuel. Doug will be reading selections from his book, Testify, which will be officially released on April 25th. Advance copies of the book will be for sale and signing! You can find a full description of Testify on the Red Hen Press website. Light refreshments will be served.
Writing for Wellness Workshop
Monday, February 27th, 7:30 pm.
In the trenches of writing and revising we often take the cathartic nature of writing for granted, but in wellness groups across the city MFAs are igniting the passion for writing. This is your chance to reap the benefits. Three of our most experienced Creative Writing for Wellness facilitators and MFA students, Andrea Boucher, Karin Salisbury, and Maggie Sweeney, will lead us in transformative and rewarding prompts focused on self-care that may just spark your next big project.
Faculty Reading: Justin Taylor
Monday, February 6th, 7:30pm
In welcome for the spring semester Booth Tarkington Writer-in-Residence, Justin Taylor, will start the series off reading fiction. He is the author of the story collections Flings (HarperCollins, 2014) and Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever (Harper Perennial, 2010), and the novel The Gospel of Anarchy (Harper Perennial, 2011). His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The New York Times Book Review, and The New Republic. He is the fiction editor for The Literary Review and lives (most of the time) in Portland, Oregon. Findable online at http://www.justindtaylor.net/ and @my19thcentury. Light refreshments will be served.
The Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series Presents: Diane Seuss
Reading: Tuesday, April 18
Robertson Hall Ford Salon, 7:30 PM
Student Q&A: Tuesday, April 18
Efroymson Center for Creative Writing, 2:25 PM
Diane Seuss was born in Michigan City, Indiana, in 1956 and raised in Edwardsburg and Niles, Michigan. She studied at Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University, where she received a master’s degree in social work. Seuss is the author of three books of poetry: Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open (University of Massachusetts Press, 2010), recipient of the Juniper Prize for Poetry; It Blows You Hollow (New Issues Press, 1998); and her third book Four-Legged Girl (Graywolf Press, 2015) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2016.
She served as the MacLean Distinguished Visiting Professor in the English department at Colorado College in 2012 and is currently writer-in-residence at Kalamazoo College, where she has been on the faculty since 1988.
The Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series Presents: Charlie Jane Anders
Reading: Thursday, April 6
Atherton Union Reilly Room, 7:30 PM
Student Q & A: Thursday, April 6
Efroymson Center for Creative Writing, 9:30 AM
Charlie Jane Anders is the author of All the Birds in the Sky and Choir Boys, which won the Lambda Literary Award. She’s the organizer of the Writers With Drinks reading series, and she was a founding editor of io9, a website about science fiction, science, and futurism. Her stories have appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Tor.com, Lightspeed, Tin House, ZYZZYVA, and several anthologies. Her novelette “Six Months, Three Days” won a Hugo award.
She writes: “I was a founding editor of io9.com, where I’m probably best known for my reviews of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and The Last Airbender. Or my super detailed look at the making of Mork and Mindy. Or for my Game of Thrones recaps. Or for my writing advice columns. Or my in-depth investigation of people who claim HIV doesn’t cause AIDS. Or my geeky articles about topics like the search for a cure for cancer, or how Leonard Nimoy changed everything, or how the TV show Star Blazers helped me deal with being bullied. Or just generally being an obnoxious loud-mouth.”