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February 17

Writers Series

Thursday, February 17, 5:10 pm - 7 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Carl Phillips is the author of eleven books of poetry, most recently Speak Low, finalist for the 2009 National Book Award, and Double Shadow (forthcoming in 2011). He has also written a book of prose, Coin of the Realm: Essays on the Life and Art of Poetry (2004) and translated Sophocles's Philoctetes (2004). His awards include the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the Theodore Roethke Memorial Foundation Poetry Prize, the Thom Gunn Award for Best Gay Male Poetry, and fellowships and prizes from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Library of Congress, and the Academy of American Poets, to which he was named a Chancellor in 2007. Phillips teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.

UMMA is pleased to be the site for the Department of English Program in Creative Writing Zell Visiting Writers Series, which brings outstanding writers each semester. The Series is made possible through a generous gift from UM alumna Helen Zell ('64). For more information, please see

categories: Writers Series

Third Thursdays

Thursday, February 17, 8 pm - 10 pm

The Michigan Pops Jazz Band will be performing a collection of upbeat tunes, ranging from classic jazz, swinging grooves, and funky rearrangements of some recognizeable modern songs. With a collection of brass, woodwinds, percussion, and vocals, this group is sure to entertain. The Pops Jazz Band represents a youthful twist on a classic musical genre.

This exciting performance series falls on the third Thursday of each month and features different student performers who work in a variety of media including music, comedy, and spoken word. This series is curated and produced by UMMA's Student Programming and Advisory Board and supported by the Doris Sloan Memorial Fund. Students interested in performing may view application details at

categories: Performing Arts, UM Student Programs