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Outstanding Achievement!

UWM English Professor Liam Callanan’s novel, Paris by the Book, was selected an outstanding book by an author with a Wisconsin connection by the Wisconsin Library Association Literary Awards Committee. Paris by the Book will be included on Outstanding Achievement lists that will be… Read More

2019 AWP National Program Director’s Prize: Furrow

Furrow, the undergraduate literary magazine sponsored by the Department of English at UWM, won the National Program Directors’ Prize for Content from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, the foremost organization of academic and creative writing programs in the United States…. Read More

UWM English Dept hosted the Midwest Summer Seminar of the Association of Departments of English

The Department of English hosted the Midwest Summer Seminar of the Association of Departments of English on June 19-22. The seminar, organized by English Department Chair Gregory Jay and English Director of Graduate Studies Jane Gallop, brought together more than… Read More

“Red Zone” by Plan C student Beatrice Szymkowiak

Congratulations to Beatrice Szymkowiak on the publication of her chapbook Red Zone Finishing Line Press released “Red Zone,” a chapbook of poems by first-year Plan C student Beatrice Szymkowiak. Called “a complex meditation on the destructiveness of war and the persistence of… Read More

Spotlight on Work of Film Studies Students and Alumni

October’s L&S newsletter features Senior Hugo Ljungback and Christian Balistreri who graduated from English and Film Studies in 2018. Both are founding members of the Moving Image Society, the student organization dedicated to preserving and circulating the UWM Film Studies… Read More

Field Trip Aboard the Denis Sullivan Schooner

October 13th, 2018 English 326, “The Development of the Novel: The Novel and the Sea.” Professor Kincaid On Saturday, October 13th, students boarded Milwaukee’s stunning nineteenth-century three-masted schooner, the Denis Sullivan, in order to experience firsthand life aboard a tall… Read More

Congratulations to Fall Award Winners

Congratulations to those English Department Faculty who will receive awards at today’s UWM Fall Awards Ceremony (https://uwm.edu/secu/wp-content/uploads/sites/122/2018/09/18-Fall-Awards-Program.pdf). This ceremony is at 2:00 in the Union’s Wisconsin Room Margaret Noodin, UWM Faculty Distinguished University Service Awar Kimberly Blaeser, UWM Faculty  Distinguished… Read More

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

Peter Blewett Awarded NEH Fellowship

Congratulations to Senior Lecturer Peter Blewett (English) who was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to participate in the NEH Summer Institute on “The Book: Material Histories and Digital Futures” at Salt Lake Community College during June and… 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.

Panelists

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)