A representative sample of the country’s finest humanities running team, The Run-Ons, now celebrating 10 years of running the UWM PantherProwl!

A representative sample of the country’s finest humanities running team, The Run-Ons, now celebrating 10 years of running the UWM PantherProwl!

TASHA OREN IN THE ATLANTIC

Tasha Oren, Associate Professor in English (Media, Cinema, and Digital Studies), has become a noted expert on reality cooking shows, and was quoted this week in an article in The Atlantic. Check out
http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/10/the-year-when-cooking-became-a-competition/381037/ for the article.

BRITTANY CAVALLARO SELLS HER NOVEL

Ph.D. candidate in English (Creative Writing) Brittany Cavallaro just sold her young adult novel, A Study in Charlotte, along with two sequels, to Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins for publication in early 2016, 2017, and 2018. Congratulations!

Book Reading and Signing with Tami Williams

This is a 2014-15 Year of the Humanities event. Tami from UWM’s Department of English will discuss her book, “Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations,” which is the first in-depth historical study of the trailblazing feminist filmmaker and her work.

The event is co-sponsored by the Department of English, on Thursday, October 16, from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Boswell Book Company (2559 N. Downer Avenue).

Visit: http://boswell.indiebound.com/upcoming-events for more info.

In Memoriam: Maya Angelou Writing Workshop

This event is a one in a series of creative writing workshops that use the late Dr. Maya Angelou’s body of work and life story as a springboard for discussion and inspiration to create original work of any written form.

Participants will be invited to perform at Lyrical Sanctuary presents In Memoriam: Maya Angelou on December 10 from 8 p.m. 10 p.m. in the UWM Union Fireside Lounge. Participants will also be invited to share in the creation of an altar honoring Maya Angelou as part of the annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) exhibit in the UWM Union Concourse on November 3-5.

This event will be hosted by Elisa Karbin, on Wednesday, October 15, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Inclusive Excellence Center (Union 198).

TRAVEL GRANTS AWARDED TO ENGLISH GRADUATE STUDENTS

Congratulations to English graduate students Avery Edenfield and Katherine Monger, both of whom were awarded grants for travel to upcoming conferences (The Association for Business Communication and the International Writing Centers Association, respectively).

CREAM CITY REVIEW MEETS FRIENDLIES

Ching-In Chen, Franklin KR Cline, and Michael Larson represented cream city review and UWM’s creative writing program this past Saturday at the 1st Midwestern Friendlies meet, hosted by Indiana University’s MFA program.

The Midwestern Friendlies and Meets is an initiative to build strong community and networks across writers in graduate creative writing programs in the Midwest. Other creative writing programs represented at the meet were Butler University, Indiana University, Ohio State University, Purdue University, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

ccr/UWM will be hosting our own “meet” on March 7, 2015.

Cream City Review’s New Website Launch

Check out CCR’s new website:http://www.creamcityreview.org/

Also, sign up for a subscription: http://www.creamcityreview.org/buy/

SIWAR MASANNAT WINS 2014 FIRST BOOK PRIZE

Siwar Masannat has won the 2014 First Book Prize, selected by Ilya Kaminsky, for her forthcoming Spring 2015 book 50 Water Dreams.

Siwar Masannat is an Arab writer from Amman, Jordan. She holds an M.F.A. in poetry from George Mason University and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Siwar co-founded Gazing Grain Press, a chapbook publisher open to feminists of every gender and sexuality. Her poems and articles have appeared in Denver Quarterly, VOLT, Gargoyle, and 7iber.me, among others.

NETZLOFF, THE NEW CHAIR!

Congratulations to the new Chair of the Department of English, Mark Netzloff. Mark was elected last Thursday and now has the unenviable task of trying to catch up on everything in a semester that’s already well underway. Good luck and congrats!