We are delighted to let you know that Ross Gay will be “visiting” MSU Creative Writing next Wednesday 9/16 at 3 pm.
Ross Gay is the author of four books of poetry: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His collection of essays, The Book of Delights, was released by Algonquin Books in 2019. His new book of poems, Be Holding, will be released from the University of Pittsburgh Press in September 2020. Gay teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Indiana University.
Marisa Siegel lives, writes, and edits near NYC. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Her essay “Inherited Anger” appears in the anthology Burn It Down (Seal Press, 2019) and her debut poetry chapbook, Fixed Stars, is forthcoming from Burrow Press in 2022. She is editor-in-chief and owner of The Rumpus. Follow her on Twitter @marisasaystweet.
Join the conversation on October 14, 2020, 3 pm. Email email@example.com for zoom link.
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Please join us on November 19 at 7:30pm (Anishinaabe Eastern Time) via Zoom, for The Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry When The Light of the World was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through event. The event will feature readings and panel discussion with anthology editors and contributors. This event is sponsored by the Audrey and John Leslie Endowment, Ziibiwing Center of Anishinaabe Culture and Lifeways, the MSU English Department Creative Writing Program, and the MSU Native American Institute.
Please join us on November 20 at 2:00pm (Anishinaabe Eastern Time) via Zoom, for The Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry When The Light of the World was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through event. The event will feature readings and panel discussion with anthology editors and contributors. This event is sponsored by the Audrey and John Leslie Endowment, Ziibiwing Center of Anishinaabe Culture and Lifeways, the MSU English Department Creative Writing Program, and the MSU Native American Institute.
Please see attached flyer for a compelling event on Dec. 2 with Dr. Swarnavel Pillai, Dr. Tamar M. Boyadjian, and artist and filmmaker Roger Kupelian to discuss his documentary film Dark Forest in the Mountain. We ask that you please view the film in advance. Please see the flyer for a link to the film, and the zoom link for the event
Spring 2021 Writing and Pedagogy (Zoom) Workshops
Approaches to Stand-alone Classes
Schedule: January 21, Thursday, 3: 30 PM – 5: 00 PM
Participants: Dr. Tamar Boyadjian, Rebecca Fussell
This workshop is designed to address DEI in stand-alone classes. Generally, MSU English department graduate students teach stand-alone classes after the completion of their comprehensive exams. Invited faculty and advanced graduate student speakers discuss how they address DEI issues in their pedagogy, in the courses they teach and in the classroom during the workshop.
On Friday, January 29 at 12:30 pm, the Feminisms, Genders, and Sexualities working group and HIVES will be welcoming Dr. Aren Aizura for a discussion of his book, Mobile Subjects: Transnational Imaginaries of Gender Reassignment. Please see the attached event flyer for the RSVP or use the Dr. Aizura Event RSVP here.
Aren Aizura is an assistant professor in Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies. He brings expertise in queer theory, transgender studies, transnationality and immigration, and political economy and labor. Aizura’s interdisciplinary research looks at how queer and transgender bodies shape and are shaped by technologies of race, gender, transnationality, medicalization and political economy.
Keynote Lecture and Workshop | Indigenizing Shakespeare, Madeline Sayet: Friday, February 5th (Public Lecture at 2pm and MSU Workshop at 3:30pm)
- Lecture: “Native American Shakespeare: The Journey to Representation”: this lecture will examine the complex history of the relationship between Shakespeare’s plays and the indigenous peoples of America, from the onset of colonialism through the present day. Madeline will also share insights into how this intersection informs her own life and work, and the Native Theatre Movement at large.
- Workshop: In this session, Mohegan Director Madeline Sayet will guide participants through a process of creatively indigenizing Shakespeare for themselves. Participants will begin their own dynamic reimaginings of the plays and be empowered to make bold creative choices in their own work going forward.
- Also see the attached flyer with further details (and how to register), and contact Katie Knowles (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jyotsna Singh (email@example.com) for more information.
Please join Electric Marronage for the following artist talk.
The Electric Marronage Spring semester artist-in-residence is Rebecca Mwase, a Zimbabwean-American theater and performance artist, creative consultant, producer, educator and cultural organizer working at the intersection of art and social justice, http://www.rebeccamwase.com/. On Saturday, February 6th at 1pm ET Rebecca Mwase will be in conversation with Jessica Solomon at the online Critical Reproductive Health/Care Conference to explore the intersections of race, pain and care. Register for the conference at this link.