How I Write is a speaker series where writers of all kinds discuss their writing processes. How I Write was started in 2010 as a joint effort of the English Department Writing Program, Sweetland Center for Writing, and the Undergraduate English Association. Each event features one or more writers discussing their stories, frustrations, and triumphs of the writing process.
Winter 2014 Schedule Coming Soon
November 5th, 2013
Poet Lorna Goodison reads from her new collection "Supplying Salt and Light." More details...
March 12th, 2013
Winners of the Sweetland writing prizes and their instructors. More details...
February 12, 2013
Sharad Patel (independent filmmaker) Slapping and Serving Your Audience: Conjuring an Effective Pop Narrative. Independent filmmaker Sharad Patel will screen his film Christian Roane, a supernatural thriller/mystery set on a college campus, followed by a brief talk and q&a session. More details...
November 9, 2012
Tom Hager (author of The Alchemy of Air) Writing Compelling Nonfiction
October 23, 2012
Sheila Murphy (UM, Assistant Professor, Screen Arts & Cultures)
"I" Am Always First Person: How Auto-Ethnography, Good Snacks, and Comfortable Pants Can Defeat the Time-Honored Tradition of the Boring Academic Essay"
December 12, 2011
Jeff Kass & Students (Pioneer High School, author)
November 14, 2011
Oran Hesterman (author "Fair Food Network")
October 10, 2011
English Department Writing Program & Sweetland Center for Writing Night - Featuring 2011 Excellence in Writing Winning Students & Instructors
September 12, 2011
Evans Young (UM, Asst. Dean LSA)
Lynn Carpenter (UM, Biology/MCDB/EEB)
Monday, October 25, 2010
Professor Philip Deloria, Department of History
Professor Susan Douglas, Department of Communication Studies