Join the MUSE scholars program for daily public panels. Presenters on Saturday, 10/19 include:
- Naajidah Correll: “Double Negative Discourse: On Black Icons and Public Despair”
- Ariana Karina Costales Del Toro: “It Was Powerful Women All Along: Debunking Female Monsters in Nalo Hopkinson’s Brown Girl in the Ring ”
- Ke’Shunta Faye Drake: “When (will) They see Us: Black Womanism, Me, Myself, and the Life and Times of Assata Shakur”
- Jennifer Mojica Santana: “‘Soy Bandolero como el Míster Politiquero’: Tracing Sociopolitical Activism in Don Omar’s and Tego Calderón’s Reggaetón”
- Dr. Tamara Butler: “Worn: Sartorial Politics and Artifacts”
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.
Meditation and Consciousness: Secular Techniques for Mastering Anxiety and Distraction
Nature: Thursday, February 27th, 7:00pm
MSU Union, Lake Michigan Room
“The Evolution of India’s MetaReligion: Ashoka, Akbar, Gandhi” with Dr. James Laine
Thursday, April 9th, 4:00pm
A108 Wells Hall
“For these are all of our children, we will all profit or pay for what they become” –James Baldwin
Michigan State University’s English Education faculty stand in solidarity with the Detroit youth and their families who brought a lawsuit against the state of Michigan for a basic right to literacy. As literacy researchers and teacher educators, we are offering this free virtual critical literacies program because we believe that Detroit youth deserve more than a basic literacy education.
- Participants must be Detroit residents and attend a Detroit public or charter school.
- Participants are only allowed to take one critical literacy course.
- Participants will need Internet access via smartphone, tablet, or computer to participate in most of the courses. Access to zoom will be provided.
- Books and course materials will be provided free of cost. Details about “course supply” pickup date and location will be sent after registration.
- Registration closes on July 15th or once courses are full.
- Register for courses here: http://bitly.ws/8XGF
English graduate student Liz Deegan will be hosting a D2L Drop-In Workshop for anyone who needs it, both incoming and advanced students! On Wednesday, September 16th, from 2-4pm, she will have open zoom hours where anyone can drop in for help on some D2L basics. Below are a range of topics she can help with:
- Making Announcements
- Organizing your Content
- Setting up Attendance
- Setting up your gradebook
- Creating a Rubric
- Creating Quizzes
- Release Conditions for Content
- & more! Let me know if you need something specific
The event can be a way for folks to get more comfortable with D2L and its capabilities – especially considering we are extra reliant on technology with virtual learning. But also, feel free to drop in and say hi!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for zoom link.
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.