State of the Book: A Symposium Celebrating Michigan Writers and Writing
On Saturday, October 6, Fiction Writers Review and the University of Michigan’s MFA Program in Creative Writing will celebrate Michigan’s great writers and the state’s enduring literary traditions by declaring Michigan “The State of the Book.” They will do so by co-hosting a day-long series of public events in Rackham Auditorium on the University of Michigan campus, showcasing the state’s leading literary stars, as well as the next generation of Michigan writers:
Presenters and hosts will include: Natalie Bakopoulos, Matt Bell, Terry Blackhawk, Michael Byers, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Jeremiah Chamberlin, Jerry Dennis, Carlina Duan, V. V. Ganeshananthan, francine j. harris, Jane Hoehner, Donovan Hohn, Jeff Kass, Angel Nafis, Bich Nguyen, Jay Baron Nicorvo, Michael Paterniti, Eileen Pollack, M. Bartley Seigel, Doug Stanton, Keith Taylor, Amanda Uhle, and Dave Eggers, debuting the 2012 Best American Nonrequired Reading.
The day’s events will conclude with a keynote conversation featuring Charles Baxter, an award-winning fiction writer and novelist, andPhilip Levine, a former Poet Laureate of the United States and winner of a Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
For more information, go to stateofthebook.com.