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THE GREAT KICK OFF

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
7:30pm
3222, Angell Hall

Kick off The Great Write Off and The State of the Book with UEA. The Undergraduate English Association wants to buy you a pizza dinner :)

R O U N D TA B L E: A Publishing & Journalism Event

Thursday, April 12, 2012
2:00pm
Hopwood Room, Angell Hall

A rare and valuable opportunity to talk with some exceptionally prominent journalists! Refreshments will be served. Featuring special guests Tom Clynes, McKenzie Funk, Tim Marchman and Vanessa Gezari.

Tom Clynes is a writer and photographer who covers the adventurous side of science and environmental issues. In recent years, Tom has covered Ebola outbreaks and armed conflicts in central Africa, climatologists working in Greenland, and arsenic-loving microbes in California's Mono Lake. Tom writes regularly for National Geographic, Men’s Journal, and Popular Science, where he is a contributing editor. He has also contributed to GQ, Conservation Magazine, The Guardian, The Times of London, Bicycling, Backpacker, and The Washington Post. Tom is the author of the book “Wild Planet” (1995), and his magazine stories often appear in Houghton-Mifflin’s “Best American” series of magazine-writing anthologies. He was a Knight Wallace Journalism Fellow 2009-2010.

McKenzie Funk writes for Harper's, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, and Outside and is the author of Best Laid Plans (Penguin Press), a forthcoming book about climate change. He speaks five languages and has reported from six continents. Mac lives in Seattle with his wife, Jennifer Woo.

Vanessa M. Gezari writes about national and international affairs with a focus on Afghanistan, South Asia and West Africa. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post Sunday Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, The New Republic, Slate, Columbia Journalism Review, and others. A 2011-12 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, she is writing a book about U.S. military efforts to understand Afghan culture.

Faculty and GSI Awards: DEADLINE APPROACHING

Thursday, April 5, 2012
6:00pm
ueaboard11.12@umich.edu

Do you know of an English professor or a GSI in the English Department who has stood out to you and made a difference in your education? Would you like to give them the recognition they deserve? Each year at the English commencement ceremony, the UEA awards a faculty member and a GSi with this award. To submit your favorite faculty member or GSI (or both!) please e-mail us their name, and a brief statement saying why and how they helped you.

Faculty Research Night

Monday, April 2, 2012
7:00pm
3222 Angell Hall

Wondering what your professors are doing outside of class? Come to our faculty research night! Featured speakers: Lucy Hartley and one other guest.

Creative Writing Workshop

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
8:00-9:30pm
3315 Mason Hall

Bring your work and come enjoy some pizza and snacks at the creative writing workshop sponsored by the Writer's Community

Internship Panel

Monday, January 23rd, 2012
7:00-9:00pm
3222 Angel Hall

Representatives from the career center will give advice on how to find an internship if you're an English Concentrator!

UEA Winter Mass Meeting

Thursday, January 12th, 2012
7:00pm
3222 Angel Hall

Join us for the first Undergraduate English Association Mass Meeting of 2012.

UEA Bake Sale

Friday, November 4th, 2011
9:00am-3:00pm
Mason Hall

Fall is finally upon us! Come celebrate with the Undergraduate English Association, Xylem and Fortnight by buying yummy baked goods and reading awesome poetry!



Bi-Annual Creative Writing Workshop

Thursday, October 20th, 2011
8pm
3353 Mason Hall

THIS Thursday The UEA, Xylem, Fortnight, and Writer's Community will have our bi-annual Creative Writing Workshop. Bring your prose, poetry, and creative non-fiction, or just bring your awesome selves and meet people that are also interested in creative writing!

Pizza with Professors

Monday, November 15th
4pm
3222 Angell Hall

Be the first to know the details of our NEW courses line-up for WINTER 2011 geared both to non-majors and to majors from the professors themselves.

Also, if you have any questions about the major, there will be people available to answer your questions OR just come by for the pizza!

Xylem and Fortnight Open-Mic Night, co-sponsored by UMMA

Thursday, December 2nd
7pm
UMMA Commons

More details to come!

How I Write, co-sponsored by the English Department Writing Program and the Sweetland Center for Writing

Thursday, December 6th
7pm
North Quad (Room TBD)

The How I Write speaker series that focuses on the writing process and provides a discussion between published and aspiring authors will be back on Monday December 6th. Details will follow, but this event will feature a prominent writer/director as well as an innovative journalist/editor/blogger. Anyone interested in film, journalism, or writing in general is encouraged to attend (and to bring a few friends!)