Sweetland Airs New “Word2: Writer to Writer” Interview Series

As part of its ongoing effort to make writing more visible on campus, Sweetland launched “Word2: Writer to Writer,” events that pair a Sweetland faculty member with an esteemed U-M professor for a conversation about writing. As the publicity states, the “series lets you hear directly from University of Michigan professors about their challenges, processes, and expectations as writers and also as readers of student writing.” The series features the collaboration of Ann Arbor community organizations and businesses: the events are held at the Literati Bookstore, an independent bookseller in downtown Ann Arbor, and are broadcast live on U-M’s radio station WCBN. The first “Word2,” in February 2015, brought Maria Cotera, U-M Associate Professor of American Culture, Latina/o Studies, and Women’s Studies, into conversation with Sweetland faculty T Hetzel. For the second iteration, in November, Sweetland faculty Shelley Manis interviewed the poet and novelist Laura Kasischke, Allan Seager Collegiate Professor of English at U-M. You can listen to the podcasts of these broadcasts on Sweetland’s website. Stay tuned for the next “Word2” event in winter 2015!

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