Past Events

Thursday, March 15 2018 7:00 PM

The UWM Visiting Writer’s Series Presents Dan Kois

On March 15, please join essayist and editor Dan Kois, co-author of The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America, for a discussion (and partial reading) of his oral history of Tony Kushner’s pioneering, Pulitzer-prizewinning play.

Thursday, February 22 2018 7:00 PM

The Boudreaux Foundation Presents Paisley Rekdal

On Thursday, February 22, 2018, please join us in welcoming essayist, professor, and current Poet Laureate of Utah, Paisley Rekdal, for a reading of her work!

Thursday, November 30 2017 7:00 pm

United We Read

November 30, 2017 at 7:00pm
The UWM English Department presents United We Read Student/Faculty Reading Series. Come see our Creative Writing students read at Woodland Pattern!

Thursday, October 12 2017 7:00 pm

UWM Visiting Writer Series: Beau Boudreaux

Thursday, October 12 at 7-9 PM
Please join us for the UWM Visiting Writer Series with UWM alumni Beau Boudreaux for an evening of readings and reflections. Hefter Center, 3271 N. Lake Dr.

Sunday, September 24 2017

Cinema Club Kicks Off Sunday

The new season of the Milwaukee chapter of the Cinema Club starts on Sunday, September 24, 2017. For 10 and a half years, the Cinema Club has brought sneak previews and engaging discussions to the Milwaukee area. We meet at the Oriental Theater for stimulating films and discussions moderated by Professor Gilberto Blasini and Professor Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece.

Tuesday, September 12 2017

Summer 2017 Calendar of Literary Events

Just because summer is here doesn’t mean that poetry stops! If you’re in town, please join members of the UWM English Department for our summer events. First event will be May 25 and the last September 12, 2017. See the schedule.

Thursday, September 7 2017 2:00 to 3:00 pm

English Department Fall Welcome

The English Department’s Fall Welcome Reception will be held on Thursday, September 7 from 2:00-3:00 in Curtin 368. Food and light refreshments will be served. In the meantime, best wishes for the summer!

Thursday, September 7 2017 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

DACA & Undocumented Open Student Sessions

There will be a safe spaces for students to freely share their thoughts and stories, in the community about DACA and how rescindment affects all. Come to one or all as you are able and in need. UWM Professional Staff will be available.

Sunday, May 21 2017

Commencement 2017: Sunday, May 21

Congratulations to the UWM Class of 2017! We look forward to seeing your smiling faces at Commencement on Sunday, May 21st at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena! Special congrats are in order for those who earned graduate degrees from the Department...

Wednesday, April 26 2017 7:00 pm

Chris Abani Reading

The English Department presents novelist and poet Chris Abani, whose most recent novel, “The Secret History of Las Vegas,” was a finalist for an Edgar award.

Born in Nigeria, Abani was imprisoned three times for his subversive writing. He went into exile, and eventually settled in the United States. He currently serves as a board of trustees professor of English at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.