Fall 2016 Calendar of Literary Events

Calendar of Literary Readings & Talks: Fall 2016
*Events in Bold are UWM Sponsored Events

9/13  Jonathan Putnam Reading @ 7 PM
Boswell Books: 2559 North Downer Avenue
Free

9/14 Lyrical Sanctuary Open Mic & Performance featuring Kwabena Antoine Nixon & Muhibb Dyer @ 8 PM
UWM Union Fireside Lounge
Free

9/15  Lawrence Kessenich Reading @ 7 PM
Boswell Books: 2559 North Downer Avenue
Free

9/22 United We Read @ 7 PM
TBD
Free

9/27 Christopher Herbert in Conversation with Valerie Laken
Boswell Books: 2559 North Downer Avenue
Free

10/4 Robert Olen Butler Reading
Boswell Books: 2559 North Downer Avenue
Free

10/6 Jennifer Niven Reading with Kathleen Glasgow
Boswell Books: 2559 North Downer Avenue
Free

10/7 Margot Livesey in Conversation with Liam Callanan @ 7 PM
Boswell Books: 2559 North Downer Avenue
Free

10/8 Craig Santos Perez Reading @ 7 PM
Woodland Pattern Book Center: 720 E. Locust St.
$8—

10/12 Lyrical Sanctuary Open Mic & Performance featuring Denice Frohman @ 8 PM
UWM Union Fireside Lounge
Free

10/14 Phyllis Piano Reading
Boswell Books: 2559 North Downer Avenue
Free

10/21 Cream City Review Live! featuring Timothy Yu, Jenny Johnson, & Rachel Kincaid
@ 7:30 PM
UWM Union Fireside Lounge
Free

11/3 Susan Firer Reading
Boswell Books: 2559 North Downer Avenue
Free

11/9 Lyrical Sanctuary Open Mic & Performance featuring Dizz Flatline @ 8 PM
UWM Union Fireside Lounge
Free

11/10 United We Read @ 7 PM
Boswell Books: 2559 North Downer Avenue
Free

11/11 Woodland Pattern Gala Fundraiser with Eileen Myles @ 7 PM
Milwaukee Public Library Centennial Hall: 733 North 8th Street
$30—

12/6 Jessie Lee Kercheval Reading @ 7 PM
Bolton Hall Room B56
Free

12/7 Lucy Jane Bledsoe Reading
Boswell Books: 2559 North Downer Avenue
Free

12/7 Lyrical Sanctuary Open Mic: Lyrical Sancturary Gives Back @ 8 PM
UWM Union Fireside Lounge
Free

Indian Summer featuring UWM English

Milwaukee’s Indian Summer Festival this year will include Native poetry performances and a recitation event both including UWM folks.

At the Woodland Pattern Stage:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9:

8 P.M. Poetry Reading featuring Meg Noodin, Bryan Bearhart, and Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kim Blaeser

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10:

6:00 P.M. Poetry Recitations of Poems by Native Poets, Performers will include Liam Callanan, Loretta McCormick, Peter Burzynski, Toby Wray, Kim Blaeser, and MORE to be announced (maybe you!)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11:

3:00 P.M. Poetry Reading featuring Franklin Cline & Kenzie Allen

Come out to cheer the performers on.

AND. . . HERE’S THE INVITATION: Please join the Recitation Event.

Filmmaker Sky Hopkina will videotape these recitations for posting on the WI Poet Laureate Recitation Map.

Info and samples of previous recitations here: http://www.wisconsinpoetlaureate.org/poetry-in-wisconsin

For Saturday, we are focusing on poems by Native poets.   Essentially you would come with a poem by a Native poet memorized and recite during the program.  No worries, this is meant to be fun and we will not post anything you are uncomfortable with.  This is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  We may also film some casual conversations about poetry, recitations, etc.  as well if we have folks willing to engage in these.

There is much to enjoy at Indian Summer, so come early or stay late.  The link to find out more: http://www.indiansummer.org/

Writing Center adds Daniel Harrigan as Assistant Coordinator

The Writing Center and English Department are pleased to welcome Daniel Harrigan, who will be joining us as the Assistant Coordinator of the Writing Center beginning this Fall.  Welcome, Daniel!

Welcome Back!

The English Department is pleased to extend an invitation to faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduate students: please join us for the department’s Fall Welcome Reception, which will be held on Thursday, September 8 from 2:00-3:00 in Curtin 368.  Food and light refreshments will be provided.   Please stop by to welcome our new students and staff and celebrate the beginning of the semester.