This Week is Lit

The Zell Visiting Writers Series at the University of Michigan presents its latest installment with enigmatic author Kathleen Graber. The series made possible by a generous alumni donation, in partnership with the University of Michigan Museum of Art, aims to bring unique writers and points of view to the Michigan community. Offering a reading of her poetry collection entitled, The River Twice, Kathleen Graber examines themes of pain and trauma with intersectionalities of the past and present.


Noted as “one of the finest poets working in America today” by poet Linda Gregerson, Kathleen Graber is an associate English professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University and has previously published two other collections of poems. Her 2010 book, The Eternal City was included in the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Drawn from her own nonlinear view of space and time, Graber frames her poetry to reflect the ever changing nature of our world.


This event will be held on Thursday, March 25th at 5:00pm. There is no pre-registration required. For more information please click here.


More Literary Events

Tuesday, March 23, 7:30pm EST -- American Writers Museum 

Celebrate National Women's History Month with the American Writers Museum who will be holding a creative non-fiction talk with writer Jennifer Keishin Armstrong. The New York Times bestseller will be reading from her new book, When Women Invented Television: The Untold Story of the Female Powerhouses Who Pioneered the Way We Watch Today, chronicling the revolutionary women who carved out a path for future generations in a male dominated industry. Learn how trailblazers like Irna Phillips and Betty White contributed to the Golden Age of Radio and Television. 


Armstrong will also be joined in discussion by University of Michigan Communications and Media Professor, Susan Douglas, who also serves as a member of the Vision Advisory Board for the Museum of Broadcast Communications


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Thursday, March 25, 7:00pm EST -- Vermont Studio Center

The Center’s Writers on the Rise reading series showcases a diverse array of original voices, and will be highlighting author Chekwube Danladi this week. Her debut collection, Semiotics (2020), won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. To register for this event, click here.