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January 19

Writers Series

Thursday, January 19, 5:10 p.m.–12 a.m.
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Joanna Scott is the author of eight novels, including Follow Me, Liberation, Tourmaline, Make Believe, The Manikin, and Arrogance, and two collections of short fiction, Various Antidotes and Everybody Loves Somebody. Her stories and essays have appeared in The Paris Review, Harpers, Esquire, Conjunctions, Black Clock, Subtropics, and other journals. She has reviewed for the New York Times, The Nation, and the Los Angeles Times. Her books have been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN-Faulkner, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Awards include a MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Ambassador Book Award from the English-Speaking Union, and the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is the Roswell Smith Burrows Professor of English at the University of Rochester.

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

Mark Di Suvero: Tabletops
UM Student Programming

Thursday, January 19, 7–9 p.m.
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Do you have an idea for a great story? The Word of Mouth Student Story Slam is the place to share it. The theme for the evening is "Something from Nothing," and was inspired by UMMA's current exhibition "Mark di Suvero: Tabletops," on view through February 26, 2012. Here is how it works: those in attendance are invited to put their names in a hat, then ten names are randomly selected to tell five-minute stories from their lives relative to the theme. Events are always free, and no previous story slam experience is necessary. Whether you come with stories or just to listen in, we hope to see you there!

This event is cosponsored by UMMA’s Student Programming and Advisory Council and WCBN.

categories: Exhibitions Related Program, UM Student Programs