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.

Spring Sheepshead Review offers a menagerie in honor of a beloved professor

GREEN BAY, WI—As the students and faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay were finally getting into the swing of virtual classrooms, the English department suffered a heavy loss that sent everything spiraling.

Professor Sarah Schuetze’s January death came as a shock to the students and the faculty that knew her best. But despite the hardship of losing a beloved professor, the Sheepshead Review staff is dedicating its Spring 2021 issue in her honor.

“When we sat down to plan this Spring issue, we were bereft,” says English Co-Chair and Sheepshead Review advisor Rebecca Meacham. “But then our Editor-in-Chief hit on the perfect theme to honor Sarah’s top passion: animals.”

Editor-in-Chief August Wiegman set the tone for the semester with a Day One icebreaker activity where each student posted pictures of their pets.

“August’s compassionate leadership made space for our grief,” Meacham notes. “And what better way to honor an English professor than a book full of beautiful art and writing?”

Along with UW-Green Bay students, the Spring issue features beautifully heartbreaking, visually aesthetic, joyfully healing, and deeply meaningful pieces from all over world, many of which will be read live at the issue’s launch on May 3, 2021 at 1 p.m. via Zoom.

“I’m extremely excited to share the work of our talented contributors,” Weigman says. “As with every spring, this semester we hosted the Rising Phoenix contest for UW-Green Bay students, and the pieces that won are phenomenal.”

The launch event will take place on May 3, 2021 from 1 to 2 p.m. CST via Zoom. All are welcome to attend. RSVP here: https://uwgreenbay.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_41PfZDiWqhxVIjk.

Press Release submitted by UW-Green Bay student Carlyn Lowe.

About the Sheepshead Review
The Sheepshead Review was first put into publication in 1975 and featured works of creative writing as well as visual arts. Staffed, designed and edited entirely by undergraduates, the journal produces two international, full-color issues each year.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.


English students present at international conference April 28

On Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 11 to Noon and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. CST, UW-Green Bay English majors and minors in Prof. Rebecca Nesvet’s English 290: Literary Studies course will present their original research on contexts of Dickens’s OLIVER TWIST and Sarah Waters’ FINGERSMITH at the Victorian Pasts, Presents, and Futures Conference hosted online by Carroll University, Waukesha, Wis. UW-Green Bay undergraduate researchers will present in panels shared with undergraduates from around the US as well as Canada, the United Kingtom, Greece, and other countries. Free to attend, no registration. Attend with the program and Zoom link, here.

2021 TEDx UW-Green Bay

TEDxUW-Green Bay Returns!

Now Accepting Speaker Submissions Through May 10

Green Bay, Wis.—Staff of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts and UW-Green Bay are excited to announce the return of the TEDxUW-Green Bay series after the previous event cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This event will be held at the Weidner Center on October 21, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Applications are now being accepted and are due May 10, 2021 at midnight. If you would like to be considered as a speaker go totedxuwgreenbay.com to fill out the applicant survey. If you know someone who would be a great speaker, please forward this communication.

“The TED organization exists to share ‘ideas worth spreading,’ according to Jennie Young, director for TedxUW-Green Bay 2021. “TEDx events are intended to showcase the unique ideas and expertise relevant to a local community. Our Green Bay community encompasses diverse cultural and intellectual resources, and we’re thrilled that we have the opportunity to hold this event to celebrate that.” Young is an associate professor of English and the director of the first-year writing program at UW-Green Bay.

Please email Jennie Young at youngj@uwgb.edu with questions regarding TedxUW-Green Bay.

TEDxUW-Green Bay is a self-organized program founded in 2018 in the spirit of ideas worth spreading. This program allows for the chosen speakers to work with Content and Presentation Coaches before their presentations. These presentations are a combination of TED Talk videos, live speakers, deep discussions, and small group connection. To learn more, please visit the TEDxUW-Green Bay website.

All previous TEDxUW-Green Bay talks available for viewing on the Weidner Center’s YouTube channel.

About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. The Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance programs, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series — Stage Doors. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, 920-465-2726, 800-895-0071, or follow ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter). 

About UW-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 95,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, including our annual gathering in Vancouver, as well as TEDWomen, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, on TED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of the talks from TED2019 will also be published to TED’s podcast TED Talks Daily, available on Apple Podcasts and all other podcast platforms.

TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellowsprogram, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; theAudacious Project, which surfaces and funds critical ideas that have the potential to impact millions of lives; TEDSummit, which gathers the most engaged members of the global TED community for brainstorms, discussions, performances, workshops and an eclectic program of mainstage talks; and the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED also has a library of original podcasts, including The TED Interview with Chris Anderson, Sincerely, X, and one of Apple Podcasts’ most downloaded new shows of 2018, WorkLife with Adam Grant

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED, on Instagram athttps://instagram.com/ted and on Snapchat at tedtalkshq.




Working Title: UWGB Student/Faculty Reading Series

The next installment of the Working Title: UWGB Student/Faculty Reading Series is on Wednesday, March 31 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.via a Microsoft Teams Live Event. This series, presented by the English program, is designed to showcase student and faculty creative writing and features three student readers and one faculty member. The series encompasses a variety of genres, including fiction, poetry, non-fiction and work that resists genre categorization. After all readers have shared their work, there will be a brief Q&A designed to stimulate conversation about creative practices and endeavors. This particular event features Lydia Downey, Sidney Grady, Prof. Rebecca Meacham and Rachel Sankey. The event is free. All are welcome.

UWGB Creatives Launch ‘How To’ Series with BFA ’19 Alumna Krynn Hanold

Green Bay, Wis.—On Friday, March 26, 2021, from 4 to 5 p.m., the UWGB Creatives will present “How to Land your Dream Job in Publishing,” featuring alumna Krynn Hanold (Writing and Applied Arts BFA, ’19).

The event kicks off 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.

Hanold, the first graduate of UW-Green Bay’s new and exclusive Writing and Applied Arts BFA program, will share her experiences breaking into the world of publishing, which culminated in her current position as publicity assistant for Bloomsbury, USA, the originating of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sidney. Bloomsbury authors have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker prizes.

To attend this session, please RSVP.

News release submitted by UW-Green Bay student Mary Schreiner

Melt This Frozen Heart: Whiteout and Written in the Stars

Melt This Frozen Heart: Whiteout and Written in the Stars is Associate Professor Jessica Lyn Van Slooten’s latest installment in her monthly ‘Happy Hearts’ column on Cahsseffect.org. Van Slooten is a professor of English, Writing Foundations, Humanities, and Women’s & Gender Studies at UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus.

Prof. Meacham presents Live Q&A with Station Eleven author this Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.

In a free and open virtual event, UW-Green Bay Prof. Rebecca Meacham (English, Writing and Applied Arts) will interview Station Eleven author Emily St. John Mandel on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. CST.  A National Book Award finalist on countless major “best book” lists, Station Eleven is set in dystopian, post-pandemic Great Lakes region as a traveling symphony creates art while eluding violent threats. The event is the keynote of the NEA Big Reads: Door County program and will be broadcast via Zoom and Facebook live. 
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85264388568…
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