Past Events

Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Thursday April 6th

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7-9 pm
Gabrielle Calvocoressi, poet and essayist, and author of Apocalyptic Swing will be our guest at the Hefter Center. Free and open to the public.

October 28, 2021 at 6PM: Grad School Open House

Register now for the 2021 Virtual Graduate School Open House.

May 18, 2022 at 4:30PM: Furrow Release Party 2022

Our 2022 in-person release party is coming up and YOU are invited! When: May 18th Where: Art Bar (722 E. Burleigh St.) Who: open to the public (ages 18+) Join us for a fun evening of readings, raffle, trivia, drinks...

10/16/2019 – 10 x 5: Celebration and Alumni Reading

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @7:30 pm Greene Hall 148 UWM Creative Writing Program's 50th Anniversary Celebration Featuring recollections from 50 years of our graduate Creative Writing Program and a showcase of 10 alumni reading for 5 minutes each, mixed with...

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...

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...

10/17/2019 – Poetry Reading: Derrick Harriell

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @7:30pm - 10:30pm Hefter Center 3271 North Lake Drive Please join us in celebrating 50 years of Creative Writing at UWM with a reading by poet and essayist Derrick Harriell. Derrick Harriell resides in Oxford MS...

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,...

Business Writing Challenge Recognition Event

Friday, February 13 | 10:30 a.m. | Hefter Center

02/06/2020 – United We Read: Cho, Correale, Maddox, Callanan

Thursday, February 6 at 7:30 PM Boswell Books 2559 N Downer Ave United We Read is the Graduate Creative Writing Program’s student-faculty reading series that takes place in venues throughout the community. This edition takes place at Boswell Books and...