On Saturday, October 6th, Fiction Writers Review and the University of Michigan’s MFA Program in Creative Writing will co-host a day-long literary symposium in Rackham Auditorium on the University of Michigan campus to celebrate Michigan’s great writers and the state’s enduring literary traditions by declaring Michigan “The State of the Book.”
The State of the Book symposium will offer a range of free programming throughout the day that is focused on Michigan writers and the craft of writing—please click the “Schedule” tab above for more details. The day’s events will conclude with an on-stage keynote conversation featuring Charles Baxter, an award-winning fiction writer and novelist, and Philip Levine, a former Poet Laureate of the United States.
This day-long series of public events will showcase the state’s leading literary stars, in partnership with several of the state’s leading non-profit literary organizations: 826michigan, Dzanc Books, InsideOut Literary Arts Project, The National Writers Series, and The Neutral Zone. The events will also feature the work of the next generation of writers that these organizations serve and support.
* Information taken directly from stateofthebook.com
For all symposium information including schedule of events, directions, and FAQ’s, link over to State of the Book.
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