Café Shapiro 2021: Night 4
From Gregor Langbehn
For the last 20 years, faculty at the University of Michigan have nominated undergraduate writers to showcase their work at a live event in the Shapiro Library.
The event, Café Shapiro, is going virtual this year, and the new format will include guest hosts, among them U-M alums who have forged successful careers in creative media:
Christopher Farah (U-M alum; BA, 1998, MA 2002) is a professional ghost-writer and a consultant at Funny Or Die.
Yoni Brenner is an LS&A-University of Michigan Alumni. He is a comedy writer and LA screenwriter
Anna Wenger is a four time Emmy-nominated producer and writer with a B.A. in History from the University of California Los Angeles
Naomi Binnie, Digital Education Librarian, Associate Librarian, Library Learning and Teaching, University Library
Amanda Peters, Student Engagement Librarian, Library Learning and Teaching, University Library and Adjunct Lecturer in Undergraduate Education, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Alexandra Rivera, Student Success and Community Engagement Librarian, Senior Associate Librarian, Library Learning and Teaching, University Library
Autumn Wetli, Undergraduate Collections Librarian, Assistant Librarian, University Library, Connected Scholarship
This year's series features about 40 students reading short stories, poetry, lyrical essays, opinion pieces, creative nonfiction, and screenplays over four nights; see our event listing for full details. All are welcome.
Café Shapiro seeks to highlight the power of a humanities degree, so we asked this year’s guest hosts for some advice for students interested in pursuing careers in a creative industry. (Their responses have been edited for length and clarity.)