Created by the literary journal Midwestern Gothic and the University of Michigan’s Residential College, the Voices of the Middle West festival brings together the independent press, journals and writers that call the Midwest home. The keynote speaker this year will be writer and poet Ross Gay, a teacher at Indiana University and author of Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry. The festival will showcase author presentations, open mics, discussions and publishing panels. Food will be available for purchase. A kick-off of the event will be held the night before at 7pm at Literati Bookstore, 124 E. Washington St.
10am-6pm. Saturday, March 12.
East Quadrangle, 701 E. University Ave.