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

Oct 28

The Mark Webster Reading Series: Zoë Carpenter, James Barton

All readings will be available to watch simultaneously via Zoom:

The Mark Webster Reading Series presents emerging writers in a warm and relaxed setting. MFA second-year students in fiction and poetry, each introduced by a peer, will share a sample of their work. Friends, family, and members of the Ann Arbor community are welcome to attend the readings both in-person and synchronously on Zoom. 

Zoë Carpenter is a writer, editor, and journalist from Oregon.

James Barton is a writer from Oregon. He is fond of night walks and Russian Literature.

Organized by the MFA in Creative Writing Program and presented in partnership with the University of Michigan Museum of Art. For questions or accommodation needs, contact co-hosts Jen Galvao ( or Urvi Kumbhat (