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  • 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.

  • Community Engaged Scholarship Writing Retreat (October 2018)

    Dates:

    October 18-19, 2018

    Location:

    Bay Pointe Inn: 11456 Marsh Road, Shelbyville, MI 49344

    Description:

    This academic writing retreat provides a dedicated space and time away from campus for faculty, academic staff, and graduate students to write about their community-engaged scholarship, including community-engaged research, service-learning or civic engagement, community-university partnerships, and outreach programs.

    This two-day, residential retreat includes unstructured time to work on your own writing and optional workshops to strengthen your writing and publishing skills. Throughout the retreat, feedback is available from The Writing Center, University Outreach and Engagement, and your peers.

  • MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop (July, August 2018)

    Dates:

    July 29 - August 2, 2018

    Location:

    MSU, East Lansing, MI  48824.

    Description:

    The MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop has everything students need to produce their best work ever.  Many workshops are offered, covering: writing, design, photo, business, leadership, social media, newspaper, yearbook, online, digital, broadcast, and video.  "The Upstart" is the official student media outlet of the MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop.  

    The 2018 workshop is themed "What's Your Super Power?"  Tuesday is Adviser Day at the MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop. Come visit your students, check out their classes and have lunch.

  • The Writing Center

    Location:

    300 Bessey Hall at MSU

    Description:

    MSU's Writing Center, in the College of Arts and Letters, collaborates in on-going conversations about writing in a supportive atmosphere. The Writing Center offers K-12 Writing Consultancy that currently consists of two projects.

    Write For Your Life Housed in the MSU Writing Center, the Write For Your Life (WFYL) project offers teachers and students in Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, Georgia, Texas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania an opportunity to share their writing and thinking as they examine local issues that influence student health, literacy, and learning. In project CONNECTS, the Center is developing a practice called consultative teaching that combines collaborative learning, peer tutoring, service-learning, student research, and jointly-conducted student-faculty research.

    Greenrock The Red Cedar Writing Project offers middle and high school students an opportunity to participate in a campus Writers’ Retreat where the students examine their own and their peers' writing.

  • Writing, Information, and Digital Experience: WIDE Research Center

    Location:

    7 Olds Hall at MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    At Michigan State University, the WIDE (Writing, Information, and Digital Experience) Research Center focuses on researching and innovating experiences for emerging technologies in the Digital Humanities, including uses of social user experiences to solve social, cultural, and political problems; ways of constructing computational analytics for improving persuasive communication, and the need to create new forms of public engagement and democratic practice on a global scale. The outcomes of our research projects include publications and applications aimed at enriching these conversations. The following are our current areas of focus: Participatory Memory, Computational Rhetoric, Writing Program Assessment, Clinical Healthcare Experiences, and Legal Experiences.

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