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

Feb 17

Zell Visiting Writers Series: Carmen Maria Machado, Janey Lack Visiting Writer in Fiction

Free and open to the public. This event will take place via Zoom and— public health conditions permitting—in person. Login at (no pre-registration needed)

Carmen Maria Machado is the author of the memoir In the Dream House and short story collection Her Body and Other Parties. She has won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction, and the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize. She is the Abrams Artist-in-Residence at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Zell Visiting Writers Series is a reading series presented by the Helen Zell Writers’ Program in partnership with the University of Michigan Museum of Art, with support from the Department of English Language & Literature, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and Janey Lack.

ZVWS events are free and open to the public. For additional information, questions, or accommodations needs, please contact Program Coordinator Michaela Kotziers at