The State of the Book: A Celebration of Michigan Writers and Writing
Once again, Fiction Writers Review, the University of Michigan’s Department of English Language & Literature, and the Zell Visiting Writers Series will celebrate Michigan’s great writers and the state’s enduring literary traditions with the second annual State of the Book symposium on Saturday, September 28.
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 renowned poet, activist, and translator Carolyn Forché.
This day-long series of public events will showcase some of Michigan’s 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.
Along with the Zell Visiting Writers Series, the English Department, and Fiction Writers Review, The State of the Book is sponsored by the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Institute for the Humanities, Rackham Graduate College, Office of the Vice President for Research, the Michigan Quarterly Review, the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program, MLibrary, and the Hopwood Program.