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Join us for a reading of Great Lakes Literature

February 25th 5:30-7 in the University of Michigan’s Hatcher Library. The event is part of a series of readings, lectures, and exhibitions as a part of the University of Michigan’s Great Lakes Theme Semester. The reading will be co-hosted by the Hopwood Program. Readings from

“Roads Taken (and Not),” by Susan Orlean

The ultimate journey that any writer takes is an emotional one, and that is what informs the geographical and professional passages you undergo, the moral development you attempt, the intellectual maturity you reach for. Being a writer is exhilarating, demanding, fascinating; it is the most wonderful life, but it can be terribly lonely. In fact, I am still surprised each time by how singular and private the experience of writing is—how this big conversation the writer conducts, and this desire to gobble up the world comes down, finally, to a quiet moment alone.