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  • African Language Materials Archive (ALMA)

    Location:

    Online: http://alma.matrix.msu.edu/

    Description:

    The African Language Materials Archive, or ALMA, is a multi-partner project focusing on the promotion and documentation of literature and literacy in the languages of Africa. It further serves to assist African language authors and publishers in publicizing and distributing their work.

    The ALMA site, hosted by MATRIX, contains African language video recordings, documentary video, translation work, and bibliographies. African Immigrant Voices Project, one of several AMLA treasures available through the new website, captures the plight and the lives of African diaspora emigrés. This project features a dozen interviews in nine African languages.

  • Center for Poetry Fall Writing Series (October, November 2018)

    Dates:

    • October 24, 2018: Russell Brakefield
    • November 7, 2018: Karin Gottshall
    • November 14, 2018: Sam Gleaves

    Location:

    LookOut! Gallery and RCAH Theatre, Snyder Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities' Center for Poetry sponsors the Fall Writing Series.  The 2018 presenters are:

    Russell Brakefield is the author of Field Recordings (Wayne State University Press, 2018). His writing has appeared in the Indiana Review, New Orleans Review, Poet Lore, Crab Orchard Review, Hobart, and elsewhere.

    Karin Gottshall is the author of The River Won't Hold You (2014), winner of the Ohio State University Press Wheeler/The Journal Prize, and Crocus (2007), winner of the Fordham University Press Poets Out Loud Prize.

    Sam Gleaves is a singer and multi-instrumentalist originally from Wytheville, Virginia who now makes his home in Hindman, Kentucky. Sam began playing Appalachian music as a teenager with the help of mentors Jim Lloyd, a multi-instrumentalist, storyteller and local barber, and nationally recognized ballad singer Sheila Kay Adams. Rooted in Appalachian traditions, Sam’s songwriting sings of contemporary rural life and social issues.

  • Michigan Writers Series and Audio Gallery

    Dates:

    Throughout the academic year.

     

    Location:

    MSU Library Green Room (4 West), 366 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The Michigan Writers Series recognizes and highlights the literary work of important writers who live and work in Michigan. Hosted by the MSU Libraries, the series features individual Michigan writers for an evening of readings and discussion with their audience. The readings, which are free and open to the public, take place throughout the academic year in the Library. Visit the events page for details. The Michigan Writers Series also supports and complements the Michigan Writers Collection.

    With the writer's permission, the reading, discussion, and a short interview is recorded and made available worldwide on the Internet. Over one hundred authors are currently available for listening.

  • MSU Press and the African Books Collective Partnership

    Location:

    MSU Press: Suite 25, Manly Miles Building, 1405 S. Harrison Rd, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48823.

    Description:

    MSU Press and the African Books Collective have formed a partnership designed to raise the profile of African-published books and disseminate them more widely in North America. The African Books Collective is a non-profit, Oxford-based distribution outlet for more than 70 African publishers. Its mission is to strengthen indigenous African publishing through collective action and to increase the visibility and accessibility of the wealth of African scholarship and culture. January 1, 2003, MSU Press began to market and distribute a number of African-published books in North America.

  • Multicultural Children's Literature

    Location:

    Online listing; MSU Library

    Description:

    This resource provides educators with Web listings, books available at the MSU Library, and journal articles. The primary focus is on multicultural literature, which offers positive role models for all children.

  • One Book, One Community Annual Program Kick-Off Event with Justice Sotomayor (August 2018)

    Dates:

    Sunday, August 26, 2018. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

     

    Location:

    East Lansing High School Theater, 509 Burcham Drive, East Lansing, MI  48823

    Description:

    The One Book, One Community program welcomes U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who will speak at the One Book, One Community kick-off event. She will talk about this year's book, Mayor's own "My Beloved World," a frank and loving account of her coming of age and her large extended family, many with roots still in Puerto Rico.

  • The Celebrity Lecture Series Online Archive

    Description:

    The Celebrity Lecture Series online archive spans a ten-year period and offers full recordings of the speeches of such authors, poets, and playwrights as Maya Angelou, Arthur Miller, Amy Tan, and Kurt Vonnegut. Lectures are browsable by speaker and topic and searchable by keyword. These lectures are available for nonprofit, educational, or programmatic purposes.

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