Eastern Michigan University and BathHouse Events present the 2021 literary reading and virtual graduate student showcase

April 22 showcase to highlight the Class of 2021 Creative Writing Master of Arts Students and their final showcase projects

literary reading, virtual grad showcase poster artYpsilanti — The Eastern Michigan University Department of English Language and Literature, with the M.A. Program in Creative Writing at EMU, and BathHouse Reading and Events Series, presents Four | Not Square |, a literary reading and virtual graduate student showcase

The showcase will be hosted via Zoom on Thursday, April 22 from 7-9 p.m. Those interested in viewing can RSVP to bathhouseevents@gmail.com by April 21 to receive the link.

"Studying poetry, poetics and narrative and hybrid creative writing at EMU has been a game changer for me,” said Christina-Marie Sears, an MA candidate of the program. “It's not only been a significant learning experience, but a complete immersion into literary art-making, sociability—even during the pandemic—and community. I will never forget my time in the Creative Writing program at EMU. It has been a formative artistic experience."

The event will be moderated and co-hosted by the Program Thesis Supervisors, Matthew Kirkpatrick and Christine Hume, and will feature four showcase readings, an opportunity to interact with artists, a moderated chat, and an audience Q&A.

“The showcase will feature short excerpts and interdisciplinary presentations of our graduating student’s brilliant final writing projects and their culminating work, which they have dedicated a full semester to completing after at least two years of coursework,” said Hume. “It’s an especially exciting moment in these promising writers’ careers and the Creative Writing program is proud to share this work with the University and the literary world at large.”

The graduate’s presenting during the showcase and the title of their readings are below:

●      Ciara Garrett, presenting Places Yet Unturned

●      Pamela Mohar, presenting libretto: a guide

●      John Ballard Pecora, presenting Book of Mom

●      Christina-Marie Sears, presenting subLIMINAL

“As our studies come to a close, this showcase gives us the opportunity to fully display ourselves by revealing that there are greater opportunities that are just up ahead when we work towards what we want and desire.” said Garrett of the the graduate showcase.

For questions about the showcase, contact Christina-Marie Sears at cetter1@emich.edu or by phone/text at 734-216-1375.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 16,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

April 19, 2021

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Morgan Mark

Morgan Mark