This Week in MCSP - 3/17


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HAPPENING IN MCSP

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MCSProm is March 28th 6-11pm in the Michigan Room of the League!

HAPPENING ON CAMPUS:

Thursday, March 20th

Family Reading Night; 5:30-7:30, Hamilton Crossing in Ypsilanti

Volunteers are needed to help run a family reading night in collaboration with the Family Empowerment Program at Hamilton Crossing in Ypsilanti. Using the book Feast for 10 as the anchor for the evening, volunteers will facilitate
fun family-friendly activities related to the book.  Volunteers who would
like to carpool in a Ginsberg vehicle will meet at the Ginsberg Center at 4:45 pm to travel to Ypsilanti.
You can sign-up here.  For more information contact Sara,
literacy projects coordinator, at ssaylor@umich.edu.

Friday, March 21st

Jamnesty; 7-11pm, B-Side (310 E Washingtion St)

Hosted by Amnesty International, there will be an array of music acts as well as brief presentations from some organizations involved with the issue of homelessness in Ann Arbor. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for everyone else with all proceeds going to the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County.

Saturday, March 22nd

Voices of the Middle West: A Celebration of Writers and Independent Presses

This one-day conference and book fair will bring together writers, independent publishers, UM faculty and students, and our regional literary community.  We’ll gather a variety of voices, from the Detroit area to "up north," all in one place, all on one day, to celebrate the diversity and richness of our regional literature.  Area authors, publishers, and UM faculty will offer panel discussions on writing opportunities, the art and business of publishing, and the current state of Midwest literature.   Acclaimed authors Jack Driscoll, Lolita Hernandez, and Jeff Vande Zande will talk about how the Midwest has shaped their fiction and the future of Midwestern literature.  The book fair will showcase literary organizations, publishers, and authors from the Detroit area, Southeastern Michigan, and Mid-Michigan.   

The festival will be headlined by a special keynote speaker, lifelong Midwesterner Curtis Sittenfeld, author of the bestselling novels Sisterland,American Wife, Prep, and The Man of My Dreams. Prep was chosen as one of the Ten Best Books of 2005 by The New York Times, and American Wifewas chosen as one of the Ten Best Books of 2008 by Time, People, andEntertainment Weekly; both were nominated for the UK’s Orange Prize.

The festival will also offer an open mic and a panel discussion of campus student literary publications.

Throughout the day there will be a bookfair held in the atrium of the newly renovated East Quad. The bookfair will showcase literary journals and independent presses from all over the Midwest selling their latest issues and books.  Panelists’ and featured writers’ books will be available as well.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Student Advisory Board Positions for 2014-2015 Academic Year

The Vice President for Student Life, Royster Harper, seeks students to serve on her Student Advisory Board for the 2014-2015 academic year.  The VPSL Advisory Board’s purpose is to provide advice on pressing student issues to the Vice President for Student Life. Biweekly meetings throughout the academic year encourage discussion on new initiatives and emergent issues. The Board’s recommendations help to influence Student Life goals, services, and overall effectiveness. Applications are due on Friday, March 21 by 5:00pm. Please feel free to contact Katherine Wilson, kewils@umich.edu with questions.Information and an application can be found at

studentlife.umich.edu/article/vice-president-student-life-advisory-board