BathHouse Reading Series 2019
DOUBLE THE IMPACT OF YOUR GIFT ON #GIVINGTRUEDAY!
The Creative Writing Program's BathHouse Reading Series features writers and artists performing and discussing their works. The BathHouse series showcases innovative approaches to writing, improvised and interactive performances, exhibits, collaborations, and discussions on the role of art in contemporary life.
This year donors will have the opportunity to double the impact of their investment through a 1:1 dollar match from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). This special match will benefit future BathHouse reading events, and will help the BathHouse program continue to provide high quality arts and cultural programming for the campus and community.
With four-to-six events per year and over 200 attendees per event, the BathHouse Reading Series is an integral part of EMU's thriving undergraduate and graduate Creative Writing Programs. All events are free and open to the public.
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For information on the BathHouse Reading Series, contact Ann Esshaki in the EMU English Department 734.487.4220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our name, "BathHouse," connotes hybridity and history, recalling the 19th-century sanatoriums, bathhouses, and mineral water wells that flourished in Ypsilanti, Michigan at the turn of the century. The "foul smelling" waters of the Atlantis well—in the vicinity of the current Jones-Goddard dorm on the EMU campus—were bottled and shipped nationwide and touted as a cure for 33 disorders of the blood, until the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906. It also shares its name with BathHouse Journal the Creative Writing Program's online journal of hybrid literary art and hypermedia, with a special emphasis on interdisciplinarity and innovation.