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Word²: Writer to Writer with Phoebe Gloeckner

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
4:00 AM
Literati Bookstore, 124 E Washington St, Ann Arbor MI

A conversation with U-M's Phoebe Gloeckner.

Word² (word squared): Pairing ONE esteemed U-M faculty member + ONE Sweetland Faculty Member = a rare glimpse into the writing that professors do outside the classroom and how they handle the same challenges student writers face.

Our latest installment features Phoebe Gloeckner.

Phoebe Gloeckner is Associate Professor in the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, where she teaches courses in comic arts and interactive books. Her writing, drawing and illustration takes many shapes and forms, including A Child's Life and the extraordinary The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2002), which was recently adapted by Marielle Heller into a feature film that premiered at Sundance in January. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship for her ongoing work concerning the family of a murdered teenager living in Ciudad Juárez, a project that redefines boundaries not only between genres and mediums, but between author, reader and subject.

Each semester the Word2 series pairs one esteemed University faculty member with a Sweetland faculty member for a conversation about their challenges, processes, and expectations as both writers and writing teachers.

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