Sunday, December 4, 2016

Kazoo Books Open House on Saturday, December 10th

 Local authors including Grace Tiffany and Andy Mozina will be hanging out at Kazoo Books on Sat., December 10th, 2:30 to 4:00. There will be food I think. Come say hi.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Melody Graulich visit next event in Ellis Scholarly Speakers Series (10/20/16)

"Gunpowder Percy" reading in Ann Arbor

Grace Tiffany will be reading from her novel, Gunpowder Percy, on Wed., October 19th, 7 p.m., at the Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, 124 E. Washington St. All are welcome. More info. here.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Nagle ABOP Essay Reviews New Austen Musical

(photo credit: Ron Heerkens Jr./

Chris Nagle recently attended the regional premiere of the award-winning musical Austen's Pride: A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice, featured at this year's Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival in Rochester, NY. The show was followed by a lengthy talkback session with the entire cast, director Igor Goldin, producer Erin Craig, and the show's writers, Lindsay Warren Baker and Amanda Jacobs. His review essay, "Unbecoming Jane Austen," can be found at the Aphra Behn Online Public website:

For those interested in an earlier review essay of the brilliant Bedlam production of Sense & Sensibility (NYC), which has been extended through Nov. 20 of this year, you can read that here:

Sunday, April 10, 2016

English Department Alum Premiers 40th Feature Film (4/24/16)

Chuck Bentley's latest film features a host of WMU alum as well as several current faculty members. The premiere is free to the public and will appear on PMN and YouTube shortly thereafter for those unable to attend the screening.
More details can be found HERE.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Grace Tiffany Book Launch Party on Shakespeare's 400th Deathday!

Join Shakespeare and fiction aficionados on Shakespeare's 400th Deathday at Kazoo Books, 2413 Parkview Avenue. Saturday, April 23rd, at 1 p.m., at Kazoo Books, Shakespeare scholar and author Grace Tiffany will read from her new novel about the Gunpowder Plot, Gunpowder Percy, and local Shakespearean actors Chuck Bentley and Kitty Kashniewicz will perform explosive Shakespearean dialogues. There will also be deathday cake. Click on link for details. 

Book Launch and Shakespeare Party at Kazoo Books April 23rd

Monday, January 11, 2016

Rear Window Screening Precedes McKittrick Keynote~Tues., Jan.19@7:00, Brown 1028

Please join us for this free screening in conjunction with the Anthony Ellis Scholarly Speakers Series Keynote Lecture by Prof. Casey McKittrick (English), author of the forthcoming book, Hitchcock’s Appetites (Bloomsbury, 2016). Please join us as well for his public talk on Thurs., Jan. 21 at 7:00pm in the Center for Humanities (2500 Knauss).