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October 20

Writers Series

Thursday, October 20, 5:10–7 p.m.
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Connie Voisine is Associate Professor of English at New Mexico State University, where she directs the creative writing program. Educated at Yale University, she received her MFA from the University of California at Irvine and her PhD from the University of Utah. Her book, Cathedral of the North, was selected as the winner of the AWP Award in Poetry. Rare High Meadow of Which I Might Dream was published in 2008 and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award.

The author will be available to sign books after the reading. As always, books are available for purchase in the Museum Store.

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

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Third Thursdays

Thursday, October 20, 8–10 p.m.

Bhajanpreet Singh Kohli has been playing the tabla, a drum from the Indian subcontinent, since he was four years old. Primarily self-taught, he has taken lessons from various teachers, including Jagjit Singh Soni, a student of Allah Rakha and the current world record holder of the longest drum solo (110 hours). Kohli's inspirations in tabla are Soni, Allah Rakha, Zakir Hussain, Sukhvinder Pinky Singh, and Tari Khan.

Kohli's piece will begin with a brief introduction to the tabla and Indian classical music, followed by a few basic bols (notes) and compositions. Then, Kohli will play a few contemporary compositions and end with a classical duet, accompanied by Indervir Singh on Sitar.

This exciting performance series falls on the third Thursday of each month and features student performers who work in a variety of media, including music, comedy, and spoken word. It’s a great way to spend an evening with your friends and to experience the exceptional talent of UM students. This series is curated and produced by UMMA’s Student Programming and Advisory Board. Students interested in performing may view application details at

This program is made possible in part by the University of Michigan Credit Union.

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