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Language and Literature

Writers Read Author Series 2017-18

Writers Read, sponsored by the Language and Literature Department, is a special event featuring authors who read from and comment on their work. Dates, times, costs and locations are indicated below (map of EMU campus , Lehman Auditorium, Common Grounds, Campus Center).

Marike Janzen

Nov. 2, 2017 – Visiting Scholar Marike Janzen, 7:00 p.m., Martin Chapel, donations accepted

With a focus on world literature, human rights literature, and notions of solidarity, Marike Janzen has published on the authors Alejo Carpentier, Anna Seghers and Bertolt Brecht as well as teaching human rights through service learning. Janzen taught German at EMU from 2004-2006.

Patricia Grace KingFeb. 22, 2018 - Author Patricia Grace King, 6:30 p.m., Common Grounds

Patricia Grace King, EMU alumna and former EMU professor (2000-2003), will read from her prize-winning novella, Day of All Saints. As Helena Maria Viramontes says of Day of All Saints, "So much can be said about the Guatemalan civil war and how it impacted both the public and private spheres, but King reminds us anew, with such lyricism, that the reader can withstand the brutality."

Jeff Gundy

March 15, 2018 – Poet Jeff Gundy, 6:30 p.m., Common Grounds, donations accepted

“Gundy’s poetry reminds us, over and over, that paying attention to the delights and troubles of existence becomes a kind of psalm to this botched and beautiful creation.” ~Philip Metres, author of Sand Opera

Past Writers Read events