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Word²: Writer to Writer with Laura Kasischke

Thursday, November 20, 2014
12:00 AM
Literati Bookstore, 124 E Washington St, Ann Arbor MI 48104

Sweetland's Word²: Writer to Writer series lets you hear directly from University of Michigan professors about their challenges, processes, and expectations as writers and also as readers of student writing. Laura Kasischke, Allan Seager Collegiate Professor of English at the University of Michigan, joins WCBN Living Writers host T Hetzel for a conversation about writing.

Sweetland's Word²: Writer to Writer series lets you hear directly from University of Michigan professors about their challenges, processes, and expectations as writers and also as readers of student writing. Word² pairs one esteemed University professor with Sweetland faculty member for a conversation about writing.

This session features a conversation with Laura Kasischke. Laura Kasischke is the Allan Seager Collegiate Professor of English at the University of Michigan, where she has won a number of awards for her teaching, including the Henry Russel Award, 1923 Memorial Teaching Award, and a Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award.

She has published nine collections of poetry and nine novels. Several of her novels have been made into feature length films--including THE LIFE BEFORE HER EYES, starring Uma Thurman, and WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD, starring Shailene Woodley. Her fiction has been translated into many languages, and her last four novels have been international best-sellers. For her eighth book of poetry she received the National Book Critics Circle Award. The collection was also a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

Co-sponsored by Literati Bookstore, WCBN Radio, and Sweetland Center for Writing.

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