Lecture: The Rise of Right-Wing Comedy (Nick Marx, Colorado State University)

Wednesday, October 12 2022 3:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Curtin Hall, Room 368 (3243 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI)

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Please join us at 3:30 P.M. on Wednesday, October 12th in Curtin Hall 368 for a lecture and Q&A with Dr. Nick Marx, author of That’s Not Funny: How the Right Makes Comedy Work for Them. 

That’s Not Funny argues that it is both an intellectual and politically strategic mistake to assume that comedy has a liberal bias. Right-wing comedy has been hiding in plain sight, finding its way into mainstream conservative media through figures ranging from Fox News’s Greg Gutfeld to libertarian podcasters like Joe Rogan.

Selected as a 2022 Best Comedy Book by Vulture, That’s Not Funny taps interviews with conservative comedians and observations of them in action. You may find many of these comedians appalling, some very funny, and others just plain weird. They are all, however, culturally and politically relevant as the American right attempts to seize spaces of comedy and irony previously held firmly by the left. Like this brand of humor or not, you can’t ignore it.

Nick Marx is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies in the Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University.


Reading & Craft Talk with Phong Nguyen (PhD ’07)

Visiting Writer & Panther alum Phong Nguyen (PhD, 2007) will visit campus October 13 to discuss his new novel, Bronze Drum.

The author will deliver a craft talk at 3 pm in Lubar S250 (livestreamed here) and a reading/Q&A at 7 pm in Curtin 175 (livestreamed here). For more information:

Bronze Drum is a stunning novel of ancient Vietnam based on the true story of two warrior sisters who raised an army of women to overthrow the Han Chinese and rule as kings over a united people.

This event is co-sponsored by Boswell Books and the UWM Asian Studies Certificate Program.

Virtual Talk & Discussion with Dr. April Baker-Bell

Wednesday, Oct 21st at 3:00 pm Dr. April Baker-Bell (author of Linguistic Justice: Black Language, Literacy, Identity, and Pedagogy) will discuss her book, focusing on how anti-Black linguistic racism and white linguistic supremacy get normalized in teacher attitudes, curriculum, and instruction, pedagogical… Read More

Cream City Review Live

Thursday, April 18 2019 7:00 PM

Hefter Center
3271 North Lake Dr.

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Please join us for a literary reading with Gail Aronson, Lenea Grace, and Rosebud Ben-Oni to celebrate the talented writing in UWM’s national literary journal, Cream City Review . Refreshments served at 7pm, Reading at 7:30pm.

Gail Aronson’s work recently appears or is forthcoming inDenver QuarterlyNat. Brut, Midwestern Gothic, The Adroit Journal, The Offing, and elsewhere. She is a fiction editor for Omnidawn Publishing and she lives and works in Pittsburgh.

Lenea Grace is the author of A Generous Latitude (ECW Press, 2018) and her work has appeared in The Walrus, Best New Poets, The Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead, and elsewhere. Lenea is the 2017 winner of The Walrus Poetry Prize Readers’ Choice Award for her poem “Echo”. She lives in Gibsons, BC, Canada.

Rosebud Ben-Oni is a recipient of the 2014 NYFA Fellowship in Poetry and a 2013 CantoMundo Fellowship. Her work appears in POETRY, The American Poetry Review,, The Poetry Review (UK), Tin House, among others. Her poem “Poet Wrestling with Angels in the Dark” was commissioned by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City, and published by The Kenyon Review Online. She writes forThe Kenyon Review blog. Find her at

Fiction Reading and Craft Talk: C. Dale Young

Thursday, February 21 2019 7:00 PM

Hefter Center

Fiction Reading: C. Dale Young
Thursday February 21st
Hefter Center

Craft Talk
Mitchell Hall 191

Presented by the UWM English Department in partnership with cream city review, and co-sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

C. Dale Young practices medicine full-time and teaches in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. He is the author of a novel in stories, The Affliction, (Four Way Books, 2018) and four collections of poetry, the most recent being The Halo (Four Way Books, 2016). His next book of poetry, Prometeo, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2021. He is a recipient of fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He is the 2017/2018 recipient of the Hanes Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers.

His poetry and short fiction have appeared in many anthologies and magazines, including The Best American PoetryAsian American Poetry: The Next GenerationAmerican Poetry ReviewThe Atlantic MonthlyThe NationThe New Republic, and The Paris Review. He lives in San Francisco.



Poetry and Creative Nonfiction Reading and Craft Talk: Michael Dowdy

Michael Dowdy will deliver a lecture and discussion entitled “Poets, Critics, and the Limits of Literary Citizenship”

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 2:00pm
Curtin Hall 175

In addition, Dowdy will read from his award-winning poetry collection, Urbilly, and from his latest project, a volume of lyric essays.

Tuesday November 6, 2018, 7:00pmWoodland Pattern Book Center, 720 E Locust St.

Michael Dowdy is a poet, critic, editor, and essayist. His works include a book of poems, Urbilly (2017), a scholarly study of Latinx poetry, Broken Souths: Latina/o Poetic Responses to Neoliberalism and Globalization (2013)and, as coeditor with Claudia Rankine, a critical anthology, American Poets in the 21st Century: Poetics of Social Engagement (2018). He teaches poetry and Latinx literature at the University of South Carolina.

José Lanters presents The Theatre of Thomas Kilroy: No Absolutes

On October 20, English department professor José Lanters will be presenting her new work, The Theatre of Thomas Kilroy: No Absolutes at County Clare Irish Inn at 3pm.Members of Milwaukee Irish Arts will read a scene from The Death and Resurrection… Read More

Creative Writers in Nonprofit Careers: Panel Discussion, Reading, and Reception

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Hefter Conference Center, 3271 N. Lake Dr.

The panelists will discuss the services their organizations offer the public and how those services incorporate creative writing and other arts, their individual roles in their organizations, how they each began working in the not-for-profit world, what draws them to this work, and how their employment intersects with their work as writers/artists. They will also share with us what they see as the benefits and challenges, for writers/artists, of pursuing a career of this nature. The discussion will be followed by a short (3-5 minute) reading by each of the panelists and a reception with food and drink.


Sammy Goodrich, Project Manager/Certified Facilitator of TimeSlips and founder of Stage Right (hosting intergenerational collaborative workshops in senior care facilities)

Jenny Gropp, Co-Director of Woodland Pattern Book Center, former Managing Editor of The Georgia Review, and author of The Hominine Egg, (Kore Press, 2017)

Dasha Kelly Hamilton, Founder of Stillwaters Collective and author of Almost Crimson (Curbside Splendor Press, 2015), Call It Forth (2014), and Hershey Eats Peanuts (Penmanship Books, 2009)

Laura Solomon, Co-Director of Woodland Pattern Book Center and author of The Hermit (Ugly Duckling Press, 2011), Blue and Red Things (UDP, 2007), and Bivouac (Slope Editions, 2002)

Chuck Stebelton, Program Coordinator at Interfaith Older Adult Programs and author of An Apostle Island (forthcoming from Oxeye Press), The Platformist (Cultural Society, 2012) and Circulation Flowers (Tougher Disguises, 2005)

Mark Doty Poetry Event

“Community and Connection” featuring Mark Doty
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7pm
Park East Hotel, 916 State Street, Milwaukee
General Admission $10, Students $5

National Poetry Coalition Reading Event, March 28: “Because We Come From Everything: Poetry & Migration”

National Poetry Coalition Reading Event “Because We Come From Everything: Poetry & Migration” featuring Margaret Noodin, Denise Sweet, Kimberly Blaeser, Franklin Kline, and Alexandria Delcourt.

March 28th at 7 p.m. at Woodland Pattern Book Center

Free & open to the public