UW-Green Bay faculty on Door County Reads Fest Panel Feb 12, 10:30 am via ZOOM

Six UW-Green Bay faculty are participating in a virtual roundtable for Door County Reads Fest on Saturday, Feb 12, at 10:30 am via ZOOM. Comprised of a psychologist (Ryan Martin), a humorist (Jennie Young), a dramatist (Noah Simon), an idealist (Chuck Rybak), and a literature scholar (Ann Mattis), and moderated by a pragmatist (Rebecca Meacham), the panel explores the affirming writing style of DC Reads 2022 author Michael Perry.
Here’s the description:

Michael Perry writes, “To wallow in cynicism, and to dismiss things like hope and faith, is cowardly and unoriginal.” While his stories chronicle his struggles in life and love in rural Wisconsin, they also brim with optimism. In short, his stories make us feel good.

How does he do this? Can reading Perry improve our mental health?

Join a psychologist, a humorist, a dramatist, an idealist, and a literature scholar in a discussion (moderated by a pragmatist) about the emotional impact and craft of Perry’s storytelling.

About the panel:


About Door County Reads Fest (fwiw this is my second year participating, and I’m on the planning committee, and UWGB-CAHSS- depts of ENG and Writing and Applied Arts are a sponsor): http://doorcountyreads.org

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