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Don't Miss: Matthaei exhibit celebrates how nature inspires poetry

November 24, 2014

Don't Miss: Matthaei exhibit celebrates how nature inspires poetry

“Letters & Leaves, A Holiday Exhibit at Matthaei Botanical Gardens” Nov. 29-Jan. 4 celebrates how nature inspires poetry through writing activities, a nature photography exhibit, and holiday decorated trees and faerie houses in the Matthaei conservatory.

Admission is free. Activities include:

  • Open House & Spinners Flock fiber arts sale, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 29. There are discounts for Matthaei-Nichols members in the Garden Store.
  • Wonders of Winter kids program featuring stories, crafts and wreath making, 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 6. Cost is $10 per child.
  • Poetry readings by Lorna Goodison and Keith Taylor, U-M faculty, 6 p.m. Dec. 10.
  • A Visit with Father Christmas, noon-2 pm. Dec. 20.

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Nicholas Delbanco celebrated in symposium

“The Janus-Faced Habit: The Art of Teaching and the Teaching of Art,” is a symposium from 2-6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in Rackham Amphitheatre to honor award winning author Nicholas Delbanco, Robert Frost Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature and chair of the Hopwood Committee.

Taking its title from a Delbanco quote, the program will focus on both the past and future of creative writing pedagogy, and the role of Michigan’s highly ranked MFA program in shaping the discipline nationally.

The event is sponsored by the Zell Visiting Writers Series, the Department of English Language & Literature, the Office of the Vice President for Research, Rackham Graduate College, LSA and the Institute for the Humanities. For more information, go to