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Angel and Macken to hold book signing at Mount Mary College

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Authors, Ann Angel (“Janis Joplin: Rise up Singing,” “Such a Pretty Face: Short Stories About Beauty“) and JoAnn Early Macken (“Waiting out the Storm,” “Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move“) are scheduled for a book signing at the Mount Mary College bookstore Dec. 6 at 1:00 p.m.

Angel and Macken both teach in the graduate professional writing program at Mount Mary College.

The Mount Mary bookstore is located at 2929 N. 92nd St. Milwaukee, WI 53222

For more information, contact Timothy S. Sternke, Textbook Manager at the Mount Mary College Bookstore  414-258-4810 x272


Professor’s favorite books

Professors at Mount Mary College discuss their own favorite reads in this article from the MMC student newspaper, Arches:

Here’s an excerpt from reporter, Michael Riedlinger’s article, Professor’s Favorite Books:

As we approach mid-term at Mount Mary College, students and professors alike peruse textbooks, journals and research articles in their various subjects with diligence. Sometimes it is easy reading that can be for enjoyment too. We asked several Mount Mary professors about their favorite books. This is what they had to say.

Dr. Wendy Weaver, English Department:

A little naive and a little over-influenced by her reading, Catherine Morland, the heroine of Jane Austen’s “Northanger Abbey,” makes that novel one of my all-time favorites. Because it is a novel about reading, it enriches just about any class I teach it in. It has an added feature in that in addition to offering readers Austen’s characteristic insight into human nature, it also quite amusingly parodies the traditional Gothic novel.

Ann Angel, English department:

I have so many favorite books! “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison, “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, “Unless” by Carol Shields, “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss. I think each of these books contains a subversive element, and each of these writers seeks to make the world a better place by connecting readers to actions and thoughts that lead to change. The books have taught me to encourage students to write work that explodes genre and becomes art – work that can change the world. Read More…

Ann Angel on her latest book, “Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing”

Love, Janis

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Check out Milwaukee author, Ann Angel’s guest blog post on the Cynsations blog:

Guest Post: Ann Angel on Janis Joplin, Rise Up Singing

Order your copy of Janis Joplin, Rise Up Singing, today!

Milwaukee Authors

Milwaukee Authors is a website dedicated to showcasing the works and talent of authors from Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin. Their list includes authors such as John Gurda (“The Making of Milwaukee” and “Cream City Chronicles”) and Paul Salsini (“The Cielo” and “Sparrow’s Revenge.”) However, they’re missing a couple of my favorite Milwaukee authors, who also happen to be some of my favorite professors in the professional writing program at Mount Mary College.

Ann Angel, author of such works as “Amy Tan: Weaver of Asian-American Tales” and “Reader’s Guide to Sandra Cisnero’s House on Mango Street” has recently released her latest work, “Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing.” I was lucky enough to attend Angel’s Sept. 28 book launch and signing at the Little Read Book in Wauwatosa where I picked up my own signed copy of the book.

You’ll likely hear me talk a lot about Ann, as she is a highly respected faculty member in my graduate writing program (she was one of two 2010 recipients of MMC’s Teaching Excellence Award.) I was in Ann’s workshop in the novel class last spring and am currently taking advanced workshop and research in short fiction. It amazes me how little I really knew about writing before taking these two courses. I believe I have a natural talent for writing, but am just now “learning the craft.”

Another writer/instructor from MMC is JoAnne Early Macken. Macken is a children’s author who has written several children’s books. I have only been in one technical writing course with Macken, but I hear she also teaches a great poetry class. I personally wouldn’t claim to be a poet, but I want to take her course to push myself out of my comfort zone, so to speak.