Advising Open House

Thursday, April 6 2023 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Curtin Hall 439

Thursday, April 6, 2023,11:00am-1:00pm
Curtin Hall 439

Please join us for the Spring English Department Advising Open House! Get answers to your questions about Fall 2023 course selection, major/minor declaration, requirements & for-credit internships, or just stop in to chat. New majors receive an English t-shirt! Snacks will be served.

United We Read: UWM Creative Writing Program Graduate Student-Faculty Reading Series

Friday, April 7 2023 7:00 pm

Sugar Maple, 441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Friday, April 7, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.
Sugar Maple, 441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Please join us for the April event in our United We Read: Graduate Student-Faculty Reading Series, hosted this month by Sugar Maple in Bay View! Our readers are Seth Copeland, Korey Hurni, Camilla J. Lee, Shuara Vohra, and Professor Claire Davis.

Professor Levine discusses the daytime soap opera’s significance with AP News

In an AP News story that has been picked up more than 300 times since its publication, Professor Elana Levine highlighted the import of “The Young & the Restless” on the occasion of the show’s 50th anniversary, celebrated this Sunday…. Read More

Spring 2023 Visiting Writer-Boudreaux Poet Series with Dr. Craig Santos Perez

Thursday, April 6 2023 3:00 P.M. (Craft Talk) & 7:00 P.M. (Reading/Q&A)

Curtin Hall, Room 175 and livestream

Thursday, April 6 2023, at 3:00pm & 7:00pm
Curtin Hall, Room 175 and livestream

Please join us on for the Spring 2023 Visiting Writer-Boudreaux Poet Series with Dr. Craig Santos Perez! Santos Perez will host a Craft Talk at 3pm and Reading/Q&A at 7pm, both in Curtin Hall, Room 175. The events will also be livestreamed at the following links: Craft Talk (3:00 p.m.) and Reading/Q&A (7:00 p.m.)

Craig Santos Perez is a native Chamoru from Guam. He is the co-editor of six anthologies and the author of six books of poetry, including four volumes from the Unincorporated Territory series and Habitat Threshold, as well as the monograph Navigating Chamoru Poetry: Indigeneity, Aesthetics, and Decolonization. He is a professor of English at the University of Hawai’i, Mānoa.

This event is co-sponsored by The Boudreaux Foundation, the UWM Electa Quinney Institute, the UWM American Indian Studies ProgramUWM Sociocultural Programming, and Woodland Pattern Book Center.

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Professor Basting discusses her work on creative care for dementia with The New York Times’ “First Person”

Professor Anne Basting spoke with Lulu Garcia-Navarro about a creative approach to people dealing with dementia and aging in the latest episode of “First Person” from The New York Times. Listen here. “There is such a powerful force in knowing that… Read More

Tabi Po! Poetry Series featuring Professor Brenda Cárdenas

Sunday, March 19 2023 3:00pm - 4:30pm

County Clare Irish Pub, 1234 N Astor St., Milwaukee

Join us as Professor Brenda Cárdenas reads her work as part of the Tabi Po! Poetry Series, hosted by Tabi Po! Literary Magazine.

Brenda Cárdenas is the author of Trace (Red Hen Press, forthcoming April 2023)Boomerang (Bilingual Press) and three chapbooks. She also co-edited Resist Much/Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance (Spuyten Duyvil Press) and Between the Heart and the Land: Latina Poets in the Midwest (MARCH/Abrazo Press). Her poems and essays have appeared in many anthologies and journals, including Latinx Poetics: The Art of Poetry; TAB: Journal of Poetry and Poetics; Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations; Grabbed: Poets and Writers on Sexual Assault, Empowerment, and Healing; Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Anthology; POETRY; and many othersCárdenas has served as faculty for the CantoMundo writers’ retreat (2021) and as Milwaukee Poet Laureate (2010-2012). She currently teaches Creative Writing and Latinx Literatures at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

This event is free and open to all!

Cardenas Poetry 2023 flyer.

Liam Callanan, author of When In Rome – An In-Person Event at Boswell Book Company

Tuesday, March 14 2023 6:30pm

Boswell Book Company, 2559 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Boswell Book Company hosts an evening with Liam Callanan, author of When in RomePre-registration for this free event required here. 

Meet Claire: fifty-two, desperate to do something new and get a fresh start. Enter the chance to go to Rome: Home to a struggling convent facing a precipitous end, the city beckons Claire, who’s long had a complicated relationship with religion, including a “missed connection” with convent life in her teens. Once in Rome, she finds a group of funny, fearless nuns in a gorgeous villa, beautiful runs throughout a color-saturated city, and a chance to reflect. It all leads her to an unexpected question: should she join the convent? The answer startles her as much as it does those closest to her. A novel about faith and love, this is the thoroughly charming story of one woman who sets out to rewrite her past and future, only to be surprised by the plot twists life plants… when in Rome.

From Lauren Fox, author of Send for Me: When in Rome is a love story, a tug-of-war between fate and faith, and Claire is its funny, thoughtful, searching guide… I happily followed her through the winding streets of Rome, and I’d go anywhere else she’d care to take me.” And here’s Daniel Goldin’s take: “I love traditional family stories and also ones about found family, and one thing that’s great about When in Rome is that I get both in one. But most of all, there’s that setting. After reading When in Rome, I can’t imagine someone not wanting to book a flight to Italy posthaste. Callanan brings the city to sparkling life, not just the well-known buildings (ruin or otherwise), statues, and fountains, but equally the lesser-known streets and neighborhoods. Even graffiti becomes romantic. It’s the perfect setting for this engaging and heartfelt novel.”

Liam Callanan’s novel Paris by the Book won the 2019 Edna Ferber Prize, and his first novel, The Cloud Atlas, was a finalist for an Edgar Award. Liam’s work has appeared in The Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, and The Washington Post. He is Professor of English at UWM and has also taught for the Warren Wilson MFA program for writers.

Callanan Headshot Book