Q&A: Comics writer Michael Moreci discusses his original work and lessons from the industry

The Daily Northwestern interviewed writer Michael Moreci, including a question about his experience teaching at UW-Green Bay. At the beginning of the pandemic, you published instructional writing tutorials on your website and you taught a Novel Writing course at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay…  “If you can demystify the process of writing as not some magical, mystical thing — because it’s not — then I think that you can reach a lot more people and make the art of writing way more accessible and way more digestible, where people can look at it and say ‘Oh, this is something I can do. This is not just obtainable, but it’s also something that I can actually sit down and see how it works and functions.’ And I love doing that for young writers and demystifying that process. It’s daunting to tell a story from beginning, middle, end, have character growth and have a consistent theme. If you can make that process all the more easy, that’s something I’m all for. It’s just a democratization of this craft.”

Source: Q&A: Comics writer Michael Moreci discusses his original work and lessons from the industry | The Daily Northwestern

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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Check Out This TED Talk On Why Romance Books Are Feminist – Women.com

Most romance fans have heard people say that, as a genre, romance books are trashy, anti-feminist drivel. Of course, the vast majority of folks who say or think that have never even read a romance! Fans of the genre know nothing could be farther from the truth and this TED Talk on why romance novels are feminist backs us up!Said TED Talk was presented at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay by Associate Professor of English, Writing, and Women’s and Gender Studies, Jessica Van Slooten. The nearly-seventeen-minute video is an excellent dive into the way romance novels provide women a way to explore their desires and fantasies.

Source: Check Out This TED Talk On Why Romance Books Are Feminist – Women.com

Common CAHSS

Part 3 of Common CAHSS: Beyond Sustainability Speaker Series to focus on Ecopoetics

Chris McAllister Williams
Chris McAllister Williams

Join Assistant Professor Chris McAllister Williams (English and Humanities) on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020  from 4 to 5 p.m to learn about ecopoetics. Ecopoetics is more than just poems about nature. Rather, it is poetry that positions humankind in relationship to ‘the natural,’ embodying the tensions between ecological landscapes and late capitalism in, as scholar Lynn Keller terms it, the “self-conscious Anthropocene.” This talk will draw upon the work of bell hooks, Juliana Spahr, Forrest Gander, and others to situate the concerns of the Anthropocene—the proposed name for a new epoch when human activity is the dominant force reshaping the planet—alongside poetic approaches that seek to explore those concerns, culminating in a discussion about the interwoven nature of the ecological location, sustainability, and creativity.

To join the virtual event, visit the CAHSS and Effect website.

Insight Publications | Business on the move

UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus is now offering bachelor’s degrees from start to finish in Environmental Science; Business; Health Information Management and Technology; Psychology; and Writing and Applied Arts.

Source: Insight Publications | Business on the move