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Oct
7
Mon
Creative Writing Fall Faculty Reading @ RCAH LookOut! Gallery
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm
Creative Writing Fall Faculty Reading @ RCAH LookOut! Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Please save the date for the fall Creative Writing Faculty reading, featuring alum Kate Birdsall, Hannah Ensor, and Teresa Milbrodt, to be held Monday, October 7, 7 pm, in the LookOut! Gallery (second floor Snyder-Phillips Hall).  Join us in celebrating the work of these new colleagues.  The event is free and open to the public.

Nov
11
Mon
Guest Speaker Amalia Ortiz @ Wells Hall C640
Nov 11 @ 10:30 am
Guest Speaker Amalia Ortiz @ Wells Hall C640 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

The Creative Writing Program, the Womxn of Color Initiatives, and the College of Arts and Letters are pleased to welcome Amalia Ortiz, who will visit MSU campus from November 10th through November 12th. Amalia Ortiz’s second book, The Cancion Cannibal Cabaret and Other Songs, is now available from Aztlan Libre Press. Ortiz has been featured on three seasons of Def Poetry on HBO, and on the NAACP Image Awards. Her debut collection Rant. Chant. Chisme. was selected by NBC News as one of the “10 Great Latino Books of 2015.” On November 11th, Ortiz will hold a conversation at 10:30am in Wells Hall, room C640, and will present a public reading geared toward the CAL community at 7:oopm in the Art Lab.

Oct
14
Wed
Marisa Siegel @ Zoom
Oct 14 @ 3:00 pm
Marisa Siegel @ Zoom

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 msucw@msu.edu for zoom link.

Hosted by Megan Giddings

Dec
11
Fri
Live Lit: Making Connections
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm
Live Lit: Making Connections

Please save the date and time for Live Lit, our Undergraduate Reading Series, co-sponsored with the RCAH Center for Poetry.  The fall event will be held December 11, 2020, at 3 pm, via zoom, featuring guest Lauren Russell.

A call for nominations for student performers will be coming soon.

Apr
14
Wed
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 tinyurl.com/MSUCWAReg.

Apr
16
Fri
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@ msu.edu).

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