Events

All events are free and take place at UMMA unless otherwise noted.

Fri
Oct 5

Mark Webster Reading Series

One MFA student of fiction and one of poetry, each introduced by a peer, will read their work. The Mark Webster Reading Series presents emerging writers in a warm and relaxed setting. We encourage you to bring your friends - a Webster reading makes for an enjoyable and enlightening Friday evening.

This week's reading features Samantha Bares and Daniel Neff.

Samantha Bares is a fiction MFA candidate at the Helen Zell Writers' Program and a reader for Michigan Quarterly Review. Her work has appeared or will appear in Cricket Online Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, and NightBlock. She has been awarded the Frederick Busch Prize in Fiction, the John Ed Bradley Award for Fiction, and the Dara Weir Award for Poetry. Her novel-in-progress is a contemporary retelling of Longfellow's "Evangeline," set in her native Cajun country.

Daniel Neff is from a small town in Indiana, then Missouri, and then Michigan, and then still Michigan. Daniel's poetry is published in places such as Zyzzyva, Interrupture, Ninth Letter, Whiskey Island, and Pittsburgh Poetry Review, and Daniel's fiction once got an encouraging rejection. Daniel will read your tarot for seven dollars.