UW-Green Bay Creatives present ‘How to Publish Your Poetry’ with alumnus Casey Thayer

On Friday, May 7, 2021 from 4 to 5 p.m. the UWGB Creatives will present “How to Publish Your Poetry” with Casey Thayer (B.A., English- Creative Writing, ’06).

Thayer will offer advice on how to avoid publishing pitfalls, how to narrow the field when submitting your work, and how to prevent your submissions from landing on the slush pile.  

Thayer holds an MFA in Poetry from Northern Michigan University. He is the author of Self Portrait with Spurs and Sulfur(University of New Mexico Press, 2015) and Love for the Gun(2021), winner of the Cow Creek Chapbook Contest. He’s published poetry in AGNI, American Poetry Review, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. Thayer was also awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference; he has taught writing at UW-Rock County, Stanford University, and the City Colleges of Chicago. 

To participate, please RSVP here: “How To” with Casey Thayer.

The ‘How To’ Series Featuring Gloria Galicia talks about Applying to Graduate School, April 9

GREEN BAY, Wis.— On Friday, April 9, 2021 from 4 to 5 p.m. the UWGB Creatives will present “How to Navigate Graduate School Applications,” featuring alumna Gloria Galicia (BA, ‘20).

This event is the second of a three-part “How To” series during March and April, 2021. Organized by the English department Creatives intern team, the series offers students a forum to discuss publishing internships, networking, graduate school, and job search strategies.

Galicia graduated from UWGB in Spring 2020 with a BA in Creative Writing and English Literature and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. She is now in her second semester of the Library Science and Information Graduate School program at UW-Madison. She will share her experiences in applying and getting accepted into a top-tier graduate program.

To attend this session, please RSVP here:  How to Navigate Grad School Applications with Gloria Galicia

New chapbook published by alumnus Casey Thayer

Casey Thayer (English, Creative Writing, ’06) was recently named the winner of the of the Cow Creek Chapbook Contest sponsored by Pittsburg State University for his manuscript Love for the Gun. Rife with imagery drawn from the Northwoods of Wisconsin, it examines masculinity as expressed through hunting culture, heritage, familial traditions, and farm life. It can be ordered at cowcreekchapbook.org.

Thayer is the author of Self Portrait with Spurs and Sulfur. A recipient of fellowships from Stanford and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, he has published poetry in AGNI, American Poetry Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. He lives in Chicago and works at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Two new authors joining UntitledTown

UntitledTown Book and Author Festival Green Bay, WI April 19-22, 2018
Book and Author Festival
April 19-22, 2018

UntitledTown Book and Author Festival recently announced two authors that will be joining in on the events this month:

  • Nicholas Carr writes about technology and culture in books and essays. His new book, Utopia is Creepy, collects his best writings from the past dozen years, providing an alternative history of our tech-loving time. He will be the Festival’s opening keynote speaker on Thursday, April 19.
  • Charlie Sykes, one of Wisconsin’s top-rated conservative talk show hosts for 23 years, now writes about the betrayal of the conservative cause by leaders he’d once considered principled conservatives. His new book, How the Right Lost Its Mind, is said to be a must-read for this faithful to conservatism’s core set of beliefs. He will be reading and signing on Saturday, April 21.

‘UntitledTown’ is back!

After a successful inaugural year, UntitledTown Book and Author festival is coming back to Green Bay. Mark your calendars for April 19-22, 2018.

Visit UntitledTown Book and Author Festival
Visit 2018.untitledtown.org for details

Could this be the best weekend of your life? Your year? For authors and book enthusiasts, it is shaping up to be. UntitledTown promotes all aspects of book culture.

  • The 2018 Festival features 120 authors, 150 events and 14 locations.
  • 75% of the authors participating in the festival as speakers are from Wisconsin.
  • Featured talent includes R. L. Stine, Roxane Gay, Hillary Jordan, Christopher Moore, Lynda Barry, Dan Chaon, Danez Smith, José Orduña, Kristen Radke, Kate Harding, Jac Jemc, Miranda Paul, Michael Perry, BJ Hollars, Wendy McClure, Karen Dionne, Lori Rader-Day, Jacqueline West and Peter Geye.

UntitledTown’s ticketed events for Gay, Moore and Stine opened recently. These events are free, but due to anticipated crowds, you still need a ticket for a guarantee seat. For these events, you can secure premium seating and priority access to the book-signing line for a donation of $30 per person per event. Secure tickets online. Tickets are also available for a Sunday brunch with Michael Perry at Gather on Broadway for $50 per ticket.

UW-Green Bay’s own Derek Jeffreys, professor of religion and philosophy, will present “America’s Jails: The search for human dignity” on Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. at the KI Convention Center.

For details, visit 2018.untitledtown.org

Fox 11 has initial coverage on UntitledTown

After having a successful inaugural event, a local book festival is returning on a larger scale. The UntitledTown Book Festival in Green Bay is scheduled for April 19-22, 2018 at various locations throughout the city. UW-Green Bay faculty, staff, students and alumni are leading the festival to success in year two. Fox 11 had the story.