Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

  1. A Hall of mirrors

    Nicholas Delbanco memorializes late author, poet, essayist, and longtime U-M professor Donald Hall.

  2. Ceep the rth clyn

    Nicholas Delbanco reminds us that the act of writing (i.e., making marks on a surface) changes with the times.

  3. Lonesome Dove at 30

    Frank Beaver examines how one TV miniseries re-imagined the American cowboy.

  4. In defense of writing

    Nicholas Delbanco explains why the pen is mightier than the sword — not to mention the spoken word.

  5. Summer book-busters

    Frank Beaver gives an update on summer reads bound for silver screens.

  6. The writers' workshop

    Creativity soars when novice and novelist give and take, says Nicholas Delbanco

  7. Pride and publishing

    As a gay youth, Edmund White, BA ’62, bemoaned the dearth of books that reflected his experience. So, he wrote his own. Today he holds the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction.

  8. The welcome table

    New James Baldwin bios inspire personal memories of the writer, host.

  9. A moment's thought?

    Most writing that appears seamless likely has been stitched, unstitched, and stitched again.