Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
At The New Vic Theatre
134 E. Vine Street, Kalamazoo, MI, 49007
In a season of memories, nostalgia, comedy and music....
WMU Professor and Chair Emeritus Arnold Johnston’s play had its world premiere at The New Vic in 1973 and returns, with Nate Melvin in the role of Robert Burns, not only to celebrate the publication of Johnston’s novel of the same title. but also in celebration of the 250th birthday of Scotland’s national poet.
This biographical drama covers the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns from 1785 to 1788, when he rose from poverty and obscurity as an Ayrshire farmer to nationwide acclaim and lionization by the aristocracy of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital and a bastion of the European Enlightenment. Using a lively array of historical characters, the action captures the flavor of Burns’ work, his rich social and romantic life, his struggles to escape poverty, his frustration with a class system that set more store by ancestry than ability, and his bitterly comic encounters with moral and religious hypocrisy. The play is further enhanced by a liberal selection of Burns’ finest songs and poems.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
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Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Suite 103A, Park Trades Center, 326 W. Kalamazoo Avenue
Monday, March 23, 2009
The Writer's Conference will be held Friday, May 15, at a new venue, Palmer Commons on UM's Central Campus. Sessions include mystery writing, children's bookwriting and publishing, both fiction and nonfiction topics, and MUCH more. The presenters are primed and ready to go - we are delighted to have Colson Whitehead leading a session, as well. The Conference is expanding into Saturday this year and these details can be found on the link above.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Chris Nagle will be presenting a St. Patrick's Day talk to the Honors Students Association on "Irish Girls Gone Wild: Life, Literature, Revolution" at 6:00 pm in the Lee Honors College lounge. Some holiday refreshments (probably not green beer) and a limerick contest are to follow.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Jennifer Perrine, author of The Body is No Machine (New Issues, 2007) won the 2008 Ledge Poetry Award for “A Transparent Man Is Hard to Find.” She received $1,000, and her poem will be published in the Ledge.
Marc Sheehan of Grand Haven, MI, author of Greatest Hits (New Issues, 1998) won the 2008 Richard Snyder Publication Prize for his poetry collection Field Guide to the Native Emotions of Michigan. He received $1,000 and publication of his book by Ashland Poetry Press. Elton Glaser judged.
Katie Peterson, author of This One Tree (New Issues, 2006), and Jericho Brown, author of Please (New Issues, 2008), have both received a Bunting Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
Sandra Beasley's memoir Don't Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life was taken by Crown. Poet and American Scholar editor Beasley is the author of the poetry collection Theories of Falling (New Issues, 2008). Crown's pub date is late 2010.
Elaine Sexton's Causeway (New Issues, 2008) has been named a finalist for the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry. Jericho Brown's Please has been named a finalist for the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. The Publishing Triangle hands out both awards.
Monday, March 9, 2009
We will be hosting Pizza with the Provost, which is a free event open to students to ask Dr. Greene questions relating to Academic Affairs. This would be a great opportunity for students within your departments to have their voices heard. Please pass along the information if you can, and please feel free to stop by the event as
well. Thank you for your time, and have a great day."
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Francine Prose, March 12, 8:00 PM, Kalamazoo Public Library
Francine Prose is the author of numerous books of fiction, most recently Goldengrove: a Novel. Her novel, Blue Angel, was a finalist for the National Book Award. The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women and the Artists They Inspired, was a national bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book. A recipient of numerous grants and awards, including Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships, she was a Director's Fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. Currently she is Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bard College.
Arnie Johnston, March 24, 8:00 PM, Little Theater
Arnie Johnston’s plays, and others written in collaboration with his wife, Deborah Ann Percy, have won awards, production, and publication across the country. His poetry, fiction, and non-
fiction have appeared widely in literary journals. His books include a collection of poetry, What the Earth Taught Us, The Witching Voice: A Play About Robert Burns, and Of Earth and Darkness: The Novels of William Golding. Johnston’s The Witching Voice: A Novel About Robert Burns will be published in 2009—for the 250th anniversary of Burns’ birth—by Wings Press (San Antonio). Johnston is also an experienced actor-singer, having performed over 100 roles on stage and radio, as well as many concerts.
"Twist and Shout: Riddles of Monstrosity in Anglo-Saxon England," Andy Orchard, Trinity College, University of Toronto
Monday, March 16, 5:30 p.m., Walwood Commons, Walwood Hall, WMU East Campus
Follow the link at www.wmich.edu/medieval