Have you thought about how the skills you are gaining through your undergraduate research experience will assist you in the future? Come learn about strategies for communicating your abilities to others, such as graduate schools and future employers. This workshop will include information about creating an elevator pitch related to your research and an opportunity for you to critically reflect on the skills you have built by being involved in undergraduate research. Come prepared to interact and engage with your peers about your research!
The Department of English and Creative Writing Program Presents: WALTON MUYUMBA
Author of The Show and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism(University of Chicago Press), Dr. Walton Muyumba is an Associate Professor of American and African Diasporic Literature and Director of Creative Writing at Indiana University-Bloomington. Currently, he is finishing a book about contemporary American literary art and popular music, while also building projects on John Edgar Wideman’s literary works and ethnic American art in the age of terrorism. He serves on the Board of Directors for the National Book Critics Circle Award and regularly writes book reviews for The Los Angeles Review of Books, The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Chicago Tribune and other outlets.
PROFESSIONALIZATION IN CREATIVE WRITING & APPLYING TO THE MFA
Thursday, November 21, 1 pm.
Natural Sciences Building Room 145
PRESENTATION ON JOHN EDGAR WIDEMAN
Friday, November 22, 3 pm.
Wells Hall B243