The Midwestern Friendlies is an initiative to build strong community and networks across Midwestern graduate creative writing programs in the Midwest. The term “Friendly” comes from the colloquial name for exhibition matches in soccer leagues, which have no competitive value and serve to better the skills of all participants.
Writers from the UWM’s Creative Writing graduate program will be joined by readers from other Midwestern graduate writing programs, including Northern Michigan University, The Ohio State University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Columbia College Chicago.
This event, sponsored by cream city review, has a lively reading, great food, and interesting conversations. There will be a special discounted Friendlies menu and a full bar (starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Friendlies room).The meet is free and open to all interested. The meet is on Saturday, March 7, from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., in Polonez Restaurant (4016 S Packard Ave.).