Self-Publishing Workshop at Ann Arbor District Library, April 18, 7:00 p.m.

Interested in self-publishing?  Then you might want to check out Overcoming the Competition in Self-Publishing: A Panel Discussion – How to Break Out of the Pack, taking place on Wednesday April 18, 2012, 7–9 p.m., at Ann Arbor District Library.  This is a free event, and all are welcome.

Panelists will include Kai Blum, director of search engine marketing at Ingenex Digital; Emlyn Chand, president of Novel Publicity; and Anne Pearlman, local author and National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize nominee for Infidelity.  The event will be moderated by Shannon Janeczek, owner of PublishSavvy.

The Ann Arbor District Library is located at 343 South Fifth Avenue in Downtown Ann Arbor. For more information, please contact Ahuva Rogers at 248.895.7241 or

This event is sponsored by the Women’s National Book Association Detroit
and the Ann Arbor District Library.

GA Application Workshop – Jan. 20, 5:30 p.m.

Attention current English graduate students:

GA Application Workshop
Friday, January 20th at 5:30 p.m.
Pray-Harrold Rm. 401

Wondering if you can handle being a Graduate Assistant while doing your MA? Wondering about how to pull together a strong application? Come chat with English faculty supervisors and current GAs about the English GA experience.

Workshop on Applying to Graduate School, Nov. 4, 5 p.m.

Thinking about applying to Grad School?  Then don’t miss out on this week’s Workshop on Applying to Graduate School, taking place Friday, November 4, at 5:00 p.m. in 319 Pray-Harrold.

EMU faculty from Literature, Children’s Literature and Creative Writing will talk about the process of applying to doctoral programs, answer questions you have on the graduate school experience, and offer advice on how to navigate post-graduate studies.

Reminder: Close Reading Literature Workshop tonight! Thurs, Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m.

Literature Workshop I: Doing Close Reading
Thurs., Sept. 29, 6:30-8:30 pm.
Pray-Harrold Rm. 403
This workshop is designed with two aims: 1) to strength your close reading skills; 2) to increase your familiarity with the formal aspects of reading poetry. Andrea Kaston Tange and Christine Neufeld will run this workshop.

Students are welcome to bring a poem to workshop.

Student/Staff/Faculty Writers Circle

Need somewhere to talk about writing, address issues that come up in your written work, and engage in some workshops or other exploration?  Consider dropping in on the EMU Writers Circle – Writing (first) for Ourselves.  This is a weekly gathering open to EMU students, staff, and faculty to talk about writing (personal or academic).

Room 300, Halle Library, 11:00-12:00 on Fridays

Contact Chelsea (clonsdal @ or stop by the University Writing Center (115 Halle) for more information.

Free Workshops

The Literature Program is conducting a series of workshops for anyone who is interested in sharpening skills that will let them shine in English classes of all kinds. Please consider attending these:

Literature Workshop I: Doing Close Reading
Thurs., Sept. 29, 6:30-8:30 pm.
PH rm. 403
This workshop is designed with two aims: 1) to strength your close reading skills; 2) to increase your familiarity with the formal aspects of reading poetry.

Literature Workshop II: An Overview of Literary Periodization
Tues., Oct. 11, 6:30-8:30 pm.
PH rm. 404
This workshop offers an overview of the trajectory of Western literary history, focusing on the relationships between traditionally defined literary periods, as well as the ways in which scholars have complicated the idea of periodization.

English Graduate Assistant Experience Workshop – Jan. 28, 5 p.m.

Thinking about Graduate Assistantships in the English Department?  Get more info at the English Grad Assistant Experience Workshop, taking place Friday, January 28, 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Rm. 164 McKenny.  Find out:

  • What do GAs in English do?
  • How do I apply for a Grad Assistantship?
  • What are faculty looking for in GA applicants?
  • What is it like to be a GA?

You’ll be able to chat with faculty and current GAs for answers to your questions.  If you need more information, contact Prof. Christine Neufeld at

Cellar Roots Reading/Writing workshop, Dec. 8, 8:00 p.m.

Cellar Roots

Cellar Roots, EMU’s own literary/arts journal, has a special workshop coming up this Wednesday, December 8th, 8:00-9:30 p.m. in room 301 of the Student Center. Students can bring work to share with the group, and there will be some creative writing games as well.  Bring a friend!

Send questions to:

And remember, Cellar Roots is accepting submissions for its 2011 edition.  Click here to find out more.

Applying to Graduate School Workshop

Thinking about applying to MA or PhD programs in English?  Then think about attending this year’s workshop on applying to Graduate Schools.  The workshop will take place on Friday, Oct 1 at 5:00 p.m. in Strong 239.

This workshop will teach you:

  • How and when to apply to MA or PhD programs in English
  • What to consider when selecting a graduate program
  • What documents are included in a graduate school application
  • How to write a strong “statement of purpose” and select a representative writing sample
  • How to apply for graduate assistantships and fellowships

This workship is brought to you by profs. Amanda Allen, Derek Mueller, Melissa Jones, Christine Neufeld, and Natasa Kovacevic.