Walter Nathan Literary Initiatives
Thanks to the generosity of Michael and Julie Kaplan, the Creative Writing Program at the University of Minnesota is delighted to announce the establishment of the Walter Nathan Literary Initiatives. This new fund will support programming in partnership with Creative Writing to include reading events, an essay prize, and a literary festival that will engage Twin Cities high school students.
This Spring 2022, the Walter Nathan Literary Initiatives will present several literary events, during which members of the University of Minnesota and Twin Cities literary communities can gather to celebrate the vibrant literary culture in the Twin Cities and across the country.
More information on the foundation of the Walter Nathan Literary Initiatives can be found here.
Celebrate the release of Great River Review Issue 68, and feature readings by CMarie Fuhrman, the first annual Great River Review Walter Nathan essayist, and Stephen Scott Whitaker, the 2021 Pink Poetry Prize winner. This celebration is free and open to the public.
7:00 PM on March 1, 2022, Pillsbury Hall 412
Honoring debut publications by Michael Kleber-Diggs, Marco Wilkinson, and Abbey Mei Otis, this event will be open to the public. Join us to celebrate these writers’ brilliant accomplishments and get inspired to pursue your own goals or passion for writing.
7:00 PM on March 17, 2022, Pillsbury Hall 412