Please join us for the last BathHouse Reading of the year featuring Janet Kauffman and Jeff Parker (Co-sponsored by Campus Life).
Apr. 2, 5pm (NEW DATE)
Student Center Auditorium, Eastern Michigan University campus
Reception to follow at Frenchie’s in Depot Town
Janet Kauffman will read from her new book Trespassing: Dirt Stories & Field Notes, which combines stories and nonfiction pieces to illustrate the impact of modern factory farms—confined animal feeding operations, or CAFOs—on her rural community. More about Trespassing:
She has published three previous books of short stories: Characters on the Loose, Obscene Gestures for Women, and Places in the World a Woman Could Walk, which won the Rosenthal Award from the Academy-Institute of Arts and Letters; three novels in the trilogy Flesh Made Word: Collaborators, The Body in Four Parts, and Rot; and four collections of poems, including The Weather Book, which was an AWP Award Series Selection, and Five on Fiction (Burning Deck Press, 2004). Her mixed media work includes a series of recycled plastic hand/books: Telescopic Heavens (1998), This is the House That Jack Built (1999), and Armed Bug-Women and Other Planetary Forces Confront the Lenawee County Road Commission (2000). She has collaborated with artist Nancy Chalker-Tennant on several visual/hybrid books, including X Amount of Time/Lines, and Another Account: A Water Project.
Jeff Parker is the author of the novel Ovenman (Tin House Books, 2007).
He collaborated with artist William Powhida on The Back of the Line (DECODE, 2007). His short fiction has appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Ploughshares, Tin House, Hobart, and other pubs. Formerly the Director of Creative Writing at Eastern Michigan University, he teaches at the University of Toronto.