What we did on summer vacation…

Students, alums, and faculty were busy making us proud this summer and into September:

Joe Sacksteder‘s sound poems were published at textsound: http://textsound.org/index.php?ISSUE=13.  Joe also had a story published in Booth (Sept 7): http://booth.butler.edu

Peter Markus was named a Kresge Arts Fellow for 2012.

Elizabeth Mikesch, Gerard Breitenbeck, and Ned Randolph spent two weeks on a  cultural exchange and workshop in Lisbon, Portugal.

Brynne Barnes‘ children’s book, Colors of Me, won its third award: The Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award for First Published Work: http://www.gelettburgesscenter.com/2012_honors.php.

Kudos to everyone for their awesome achievements!

Rob Halpern and Peter Markus at MOCAD this Friday, 10/21, 7 p.m.

Don’t miss Rob Halpern and Peter Markus, reading at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) this Friday, Oct. 21, at 7:00 p.m. This is a free reading.

Both Halpern and Markus will be presenting works that touch on and expand on themes and ideas addressed in MOCAD’s two current exhibitions, barely there (part two) and Stéphanie Nava: Considering a Plot (Dig for Victory).

MOCAD is located at 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 48201.  Call 313-832-6622 for more info.

New Reading Series: Wednesday Night Sessions

Wednesday Night Sessions is a new monthly reading series based out of Farmington, Michigan, sponsored by four local publishers: Absinthe: New European Writing, Black Coffee Press, Dzanc Books and Midwestern Gothic. The goal of this series is to bring together local authors and poets, listen to some great readings, and have a good time.

Wednesday Night Sessions meets the last Wednesday of every month. The first session, on Wednesday, September 29 at 7 p.m., will take place at the Mentobe Cafe in downtown Farmington and feature David James, David LaBounty, and Peter Markus.

For more info and updates: http://wednightsessions.com/

BathHouse Event: Peter Markus and Renee Gladman, Nov 3, 7pm

The final BathHouse reading of the semester is tonight!

Monday, November 3, 7:00 pm

Dreamland Theater   http://www.dreamlandtheater.com/
26 N. Washington Street, Ypsilanti

Directions to Dreamland Theater from EMU :

Peter MarkusPETER MARKUS is the author of three short books of short-short fiction, Good, Brother, The Moon is a Lighthouse, and The Singing Fish, as well as a novel, Bob, or Man on Boat (Dzanc Books 2008). His stories have appeared widely in such magazines as Chicago Review, Black Warrior Review, Massachusetts Review, New Orleans Review, Quarterly West, among many others, as well as in a number of flash fiction anthologies including New Sudden Fiction and Sudden Stories. He grew up in Trenton, Michigan, and lives there still.

Links to Markus’s work and an interview:

  • “Our Father in the Belly of the Fish”
  • “Good, Brother”
  • Excerpt from “Bob, or Man on Boat”
  • Interview: Econoculture.com 
    Renee GladmanRENEE GLADMAN is the author of Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can’t Swim. Since 2004, she has been the editor and publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books for experimental prose. She was previously the editor of the Leroy chapbook series, publishing innovative poetry and prose by emerging writers. She teaches writing at Brown University.
    Read her work at Tarpaulin Sky
    From The Ravickians
  • Review of The Activist
    Bookslut: The Activist

    Reading: Peter Markus and Kristin Palm – 6/26

    Thursday, June 26 from 7pm

    At MOCAD
    4454 Woodward Ave Detroit MI, 48201
    phone 313 832 6622

    Peter Markus is the author of four books of fiction, the most recent of which is the novel Bob, or Man on Boat (Dzanc Books). He is also a guest editor of the forthcoming MOCAD journal Detroit: Stories.

    Kristin Palm is the author of The Straits (Palm Press), her first full-length work featuring two long poems about Detroit. A Detroiter for many years, Kristin now lives in California.