Wednesday, September 2, 2009

So It Begins...

It's officially the first week of fall term! And Chicago--accomodating as always--has been kind enough to supply us with appropriately autumnal weather.

We've got some major events planned for this semester. Here's a taste, just to whet your appetite:

Sept 16 - Scott Blackwood Reading
Our very own program director will be reading from his lastest touching novel, We Agreed To Meet Just Here, around 7pm at Lincoln Square's Book Cellar, which is hands-down the best bookstore in Chicago.

Sept 21 - Debra Monroe Visit
The Flannery O'Conner award-winning novelist and short story writer Debra Monroe (Shambles) will be visiting Roosevelt University to read from and speak about her work as part of the Roosevelt Reading Series.

Oct 7 - Frank X. Walker Visit
The world's first "Affrilachian" poet (Black Box), Frank is also an editor and a globetrotting lecturer. He'll be reading from his work and talking to our students as part of the Roosevelt Reading Series.

Oct 19 - Allen Wier Visit
Author of the Texan epic, Tehano, Allen is also a short story writer, an essayist, and a professor at the University of Tennessee.

Oct 30 - Halloween Field Trip
Last year, some of our MFA students were brave enough to make the trek to Chicago's Theatre on the Lake, host of the annual Haunted Sanitorium. This year, we know to bring a change of pants.

More details on these events and authors are coming soon!


Jamie Winger said...

Yes! Halloween at Theatre on the Lake! I am so there.

Esley said...

Oooooh I've always been too scared to go to the haunted house on the lake! Since it's old hat to you guys now, I'll feel safer-- can't wait, Halloween is my favorite!!

Chitownmez said...

Esley, I was the most scared last year and LOVED it. I really can't wait for this!!!

Adam Morgan said...

It's my favorite, too!