Deb Olin Unferth, Jeff Parker, and Kendra Grant Malone at 826, April 24

826 michigan logoDon’t miss a great reading at 826michigan on Saturday, April 24, 7 p.m.  Bask in the word-smithing of writers Jeff Parker (who taught at EMU from 2004 to 2007 and was Creative Writing department head), Deb Olin Unferth, and Kendra Grant Malone.

826michigan is located at:
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor MI 48104

Call (734) 761-3463 for more info.

Great Lakes, Great Times Reading Series

826Michigan has announced a new reading series, the Great Lakes, Great Times Reading Series. Join 826michigan this month for its first reading in 2010: January 23, 7pm: Brian Evenson, Joanna Howard, and Blake Butler! Admission is free, and the public is welcome, however, unless otherwise noted, these readings are generally not family friendly.

NOTE: Brian Evenson, a stellar fiction writer, is reading this month; and ex-EMU faculty Jeff Parker is reading in April.

Readings will be held at 826Michigan, 115 Liberty Street, Ann Arbor.  Call 734-761-3463 for more info.

The Great Lakes, Great Times Reading Series:
1/23, 7pm: Brian Evenson, Joanna Howard, and Blake Butler
2/27, 7pm: Blake Nelson, Kevin Sampsell, and Chelsea Martin
3/20, 7pm: Dan Chaon, Laura van den Berg, and Robert Lopez
4/24, 7pm: Deb Olin Unferth, Jeff Parker, and Kendra Grant Malone
5/22, 7pm: Ander Monson, Kathryn Regina, and Matt Bell

BathHouse Reading Series – Janet Kauffman and Jeff Parker – Wednesday, April 2, 5:00 pm

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 KauffmanJanet 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:
http://www2.wsupress.wayne.edu/book.php?id=6
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 ParkerJeff Parker is the author of the novel Ovenman (Tin House Books, 2007).
http://www.iamovenman.com/main.html 
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.