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Readings & Events

The Zell Visiting Writers Series constitutes the backbone of the HZWP events calendar, bringing the world of contemporary literature to Ann Arbor with visits from working writers that include readings, extensive student-moderated Q&A sessions, individual consultations, craft lectures, and public panel discussions with members of our faculty. The Edwards Readings and Webster Readings are organized by first-year and second-year students respectively, and feature their poetry and prose. Post-graduate Zell fellows are regularly invited to introduce and/or open for writers scheduled to visit local bookstore Literati.


In addition to the various reading series, HZWP also seeks to offer an array of programming that incorporates the considerable resources of the University writ large and strengthens ties with the greater Metro Detroit area. Recent such events include the Medical Arts Dinner, an interdisciplinary exchange with members of the University of Michigan Medical Arts Program, and the Fortify Writing Summit, a writing retreat at the Charles T. Fisher Mansion sponsored jointly with Literary Detroit and Write-A-House. The Helen Zell Writers’ Program is committed to fostering community and providing our students with varied opportunities for development as writers, artists, and responsive, invested human beings.



WEBSTER • Rebecca Marie Fortes & Young Eun Yook

Second-Year MFA Readings
Friday, March 24, 2017
7:00-8:00 PM
Helmut Stern Auditorium Museum of Art Map
Rebecca Marie Fortes is a Florida-grown fiction writer. Her work has appeared in Saw Palm’s “Places to Stand”; she is currently at work on a novel.

Young Eun Yook is a singer/writer born in Korea and Jersey. She is the recipient of scholarships from Squaw Valley Community of Writers and The Glen Workshop.
Building: Museum of Art
Event Type: Other
Tags: Books, Culture, Literature, Poetry, Storytelling, UMMA, Writing
Source: Happening @ Michigan from University of Michigan Helen Zell Writers' Program, Mark Webster Reading Series

Many HZWP events are free and open to the public. For additional information, including information about co-sponsorships, please contact the MFA Office at 734.615.3710.