Janet Burroway

Janet Burroway is the author of eight novels, along with plays, poetry, essays, texts for dance and children’s books. Her Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft, is the most widely used creative writing text in America, and her multi-genre Imaginative Writing is out in a third edition. Her most recent novel is Bridge of Sand (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009), and her play Medea with Child was produced in 2010 by Sideshow Theatre Company in Chicago. She is at work on a musical adaptation of Barry Unsworth’s novel Morality Play with composer Matthew M. Kiedrowski. She is …

Michael McColly

Michael McColly teaches creative nonfiction, journalism and literature at Columbia College and Northwestern University, where he is also a lecturer in the MFA program in Creative Writing. His first book, The World Is Round, collects narratives about the immigrant experience in the United States as written by his creative writing and ESL students at Northeastern Illinois University. His second book, The After-Death Room (Soft Skull Press), is a blend of reportage and memoir that chronicles his travels through parts of Asia, Africa and America reporting on AIDS activism. It earned a Lambda Award for best spiritual memoir in 2007. …

Chicago | July 29, 2012

Join us this month for a salute to Northwestern University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, featuring faculty member Michael McColly, faculty mentor Janet Burroway and students Bonnie Cauble and Cheryl Reed. 8 p.m. at Black Rock, 3614 N. Damen. See you there.