A Performance of Adapted Works: Sunday, December 11, 2011, Quirk

Don’t miss Sean Kilpatrick and Nick Mourning presenting work for their cognate class (CTAO 542 Adapting and Directing Narrative Theatre ) with the acting talents of Creative Writing MA students and alumni Joe Sacksteder, Aaron Smith, and Gerard Breitenbeck. The performances take place Sunday, December 11, 2011, at the Lab Theatre in Quirk.

  • 9:30am-10am: Sean Kilpatrick (Director) adapts Nathanael West’s Miss Lonelyhearts
  • 11:30am-Noon: Nick Mourning (Director) adapts Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried

Both performances are free to the public.

Cognate possibility in Photography Department, Winter ’12

Graduate Creative Writing Students, are you looking for cognate work for your program?  Do you have an interest in photography?  Consider taking a Photography Portfolio course (ARTS 421/422) this Winter 2012 with Professor Jason DeMarte.  Several CRTW grad students have completed cognate work in the Photography Department in the past, and Grad students are always welcome to inquire about joining a photography class.

Some previous photography experience is required.  Contact Professor DeMarte at: jdemarte<at symbol>emich.edu for more complete details and to begin the process of obtaining permission to register.  Be sure to touch base  with your Creative Writing advisor as well regarding your plans for cognate work.

Creative Writing cognate in Art Department this winter

Looking for a cognate for the Creative Writing program?  This special five-week class looks like an amazing opportunity for anyone interested in interventionist practices and experimentation within urban environments. See course description below. If you have questions about the class, contact Jen Seibert in the Art Dept:  <jseiber2@emich.edu>

The Art Department is proud to announce Evan Roth as our 2011-2012 McAndless Scholar.  You can find more about Evan Roth at his website:

Art & Hacking: ARTS 379, 479, 681
CRN 27569, 27570, 27571

A hack is a clever (often playful) small intervention to an existing system that alters its originally intended purpose and turns it into something new. In Art & Hacking we will study the various manifestations of a hack and experiment with how it can apply to the urban environment. We will create projects that exist both in the city and on the Internet and aim to engage with a large audience including (but not limited to) those in the arts. No prerequisites. Continue reading