Writers at Work is a new initiative that supplements the Writing Department’s Modern Masters Reading Series with literary events that encourage student interaction and involvement. The goal is to provide writing students the chance to meet with working writers in interactive settings, to be able to ask questions, to have one-on-one conversations, and take master classes with emerging writers. We believe these kinds of external mentorships are important for all writing students, but at a small university such as Loyola, which emphasizes hands-on, personal teaching, it should be part of the curriculum.
Writers at Work also introduces Loyola students to small press and literary journal publishing and encourages them to consider their writing from the perspectives of writers and editors. In this, the event supports Loyola’s goal of building interest in and enthusiasm for writing, creativity, and the humanities, and also strongly supports the Jesuit tradition of Eloquentia Perfecta and the core values of understanding self within the larger community
Fall 2016 Schedule
Michelle Legro: Editing, Publishing, Job Opportunities in NYC
Monday, October 24th 5pm
MH 038 (Seminar Room)
Michelle Legro is the culture editor of the New Republic and a former editor at Lapham's Quarterly. Her own writing has appeared in several magazines and newspapers, including The Guardian, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic. She received her MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University in 2011.
Terre Ryan and Ron Tanner
Thursday, September 15, 2016
6PM McManus Theater
Writing professors Terre Ryan and Ron Tanner will present recent work and answer questions about the writing process.
The series premise is to invite writers to elaborate on their creative practice.
Terre Ryan is the author of This Ecstatic Nation, a work of nonfiction. Her recent work has appeared in Cream City Review, Diagram, and Weber: The Contemporary West.
Ron Tanner is the author of four books, most recently Missile Paradise, a novel. He directs the Marshall Islands Story Project.