Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards with Philip Metres @ Zoom
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm
Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards with Philip Metres @ Zoom | New York | New York | United States

Please join the Creative Writing Program for our annual undergraduate awards event celebration, with guest writer and judge Philip Metres.  The event will be held Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7 pm via zoom.

Philip Metres is a poet, essayist, scholar, and activist.  He is the author of ten books, including Shrapnel Maps (Copper Canyon 2020), Sand Opera, and The Sound of Listening. Awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lannan Fellowship, three Arab American Book Awards, and two National Endowment of the Arts Fellowships, he is professor of English and director of the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights program at John Carroll University.

The event is free and open to the public.  You can register at

Live Lit
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Live Lit

The Spring 2021 Live Lit event will be held virtually on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm, featuring special guest Jessica Stokes, writer-scholar-PhD candidate and co-curator of HIVES.

Submissions will be accepted from all undergraduate students at MSU. Students taking advanced courses in creative writing and writing creative theses are particularly encouraged to submit. If you are interested in reading/performing this semester, please submit a short writing sample or video (5 poems, an essay, a short story, or other creative material suitable for oral performance or screening).  Note:  Performances may be either prerecorded or live. We are now accepting electronic submissions; submit work HERE.  Submissions are due March 15, 2021.

For more information or questions, contact Dr. Robin Silbergleid (silberg1@

Live Lit is co-sponsored by the Department of English Creative Writing Program and The RCAH Center for Poetry.

Symposium | Performance and Play
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Symposium | Performance and Play

Symposium | Performance and Play: Friday, April 16th, 2-5pm

    • In this symposium, we will explore the various intersections between technology, performance, and play. We are seeking short papers of approximately 3-5 double-spaced pages for inclusion in the symposium, which will be organized as round-table discussions with presenters speaking for about 5 minutes before opening discussion up to the entire group of presenters and audience members.
    • See the attached CFP and contact Stephen Deng ( for further information.
Conversation with Charles Yu
Apr 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Conversation with Charles Yu

Please see the attached flyer for Professor Naoko Wake’s invitation to attend the keynote event for APA Heritage Month. Given the urgency of addressing anti-Asian racism, the talk by Charles Yu is especially timely. I want to encourage you to make every effort to hear the voices of Asian intellectuals and writers, who, like Charles Yu, are addressing this issue. Attending this event shows our support for an allied MSU program, Asian Pacific American Studies.

Register here:

This event is organized by APASP and APASO in partnership with the Associated Students of Michigan State University, Broad College of Business, College of Law, and College of Arts and Letters . President Samuel L. Stanley will make a welcome remark.

Hyphens Essay Prize: Reading & Conversation
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm
Hyphens Essay Prize: Reading & Conversation

Dear colleagues and students,

Please join us in celebrating Cristóbal Martinez & Stephany Bravo and their thoughts on traditions of autotheory, and decolonial approaches to documentary literatures and nonfiction on April 22nd, at 7:30 PM. With a reading and an organic conversation, this will be a welcome moment of reflection and learning in the pandemic grind, and an opportunity to see emerging thinkers/artists speak about their practice.

Please come out and support your peers and graduate students. You can use the following invitation to join the event.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 932 1873 1797

Passcode: hyphens