A. Van Jordan

Award-winning poet and essayist

Wednesday, March 13, 7:30PM
Kreft Center Recital Hall

A. Van Jordan is the author of four collections: Rise, which won the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award; M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A (2005), which was listed as one the Best Books of 2005 by the London Times; Quantum Lyrics (2007); and The Cineaste (2013). Jordan has been awarded a Whiting Writers Award, an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and a Pushcart Prize. He is also the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, a United States Artists Fellowship, and the 2016 Lannan Literary Award in Poetry. He is currently the Robert Hayden Collegiate Professor of English at the University of Michigan.

Free and open to the public.
(734) 995-7389

Shakespeare’s Hamlet, A Psychological Analysis

Books and Coffee Discussion led by Concordia Theatre Director, Gerard Dzuiblinski

Wednesday, January 30, 4:00PM
Earhart Manor Living Room

Lecture and discussion will be led by Gerard Dzuiblinski, Director of The Hamlet Project, who is bringing a professional two hour contemporary dress production of Shakepeare’s Hamlet to CUAA, February 8-17, 2019. William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, perhaps the most psychologically complex play ever written, follows the young prince from being “the expectancy and rose of the fair state” to his ultimate destruction. We will also examine Ophelia, often overlooked amidst those more powerful than she, and how circumstances contribute to her demise.

Free and open to the public.
(734) 995-7389

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan

Books and Coffee Discussion led by Dr. Erin Laverick, Professor of English and campus Dean of Arts & Sciences

Wednesday, February 27, 4:00PM
Earhart Manor Living Room

Jennifer Ryan’s debut novel The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir is a work of historical fiction, set in the backdrop of World War II. While the men of Chilbury are off fighting in the war, the women of this a small English town assemble a choir and through song and friendship demonstrate great strength and determination. Ryan introduces and develops the women’s lives and plot conflicts through traditional forms of women’s writing such as diary entries and letters.  In this book talk, we will explore women’s available means to effectively communicate during World War II and discuss how Ryan uses these genres to create a great read for a contemporary audience.

Free and open to the public.
(734) 995-7389

Emotions Revealed by Paul Eckman

Books and Coffee Discussion led by Dr. Suzanne Siegle, Associate Professor of Business and campus Dean of the School of Business

Wednesday, April 3, 4:00PM
Earhart Manor Living Room

Renowned psychologist Paul Ekman explains the roots of our emotions and provides a guide to reading the emotions of those around us. Emotions Revealed is a revealing resource for navigating our emotional world. Can we choose whether to become emotionally engaged? Can we choose how we act when we are? Ekman explains why these choices are difficult and how we can identify and respond to the emotions of others.

Free and open to the public.
(734) 995-7389