The Creative Writing Program's BathHouse Reading Series is LBC approved and features writers and artists performing and discussing there works as well as showcasing:
With four-to-six events per year and over 200 attendees per event, the BathHouse Reading Series is an integral part of EMU's thriving undergraduate and graduate Creative Writing Programs. Student responses range from "mind-blowing," to "surprised, happily surprised, at how much more I understood by just listening and watching," to "captivating—I forgot I was at school."
NOTE: All events are FREE and open to the public.
Recent guest readers have come from all over the United States as well as Kenya, Russia, Canada, and England.
To hear and see past readings and performances, visit the Creative Writing Program's YouTube channel.
For more information on the BathHouse Reading Series, contact Ann Esshaki in the EMU English Department 734.487. 4220 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our name, "BathHouse," connotes hybridity and history, recalling the 19th-century sanatoriums, bathhouses, and mineral water wells that flourished in Ypsilanti, Michigan at the turn of the century. The "foul smelling" waters of the Atlantis well—in the vicinity of the current Jones-Goddard dorm on the EMU campus—were bottled and shipped nationwide and touted as a cure for 33 disorders of the blood, until the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906. It also shares its name with BathHouse Journal the Creative Writing Program's online journal of hybrid literary art and hypermedia, with a special emphasis on interdisciplinary and innovation.