Past Event

Wolverine Writers: History and Storytelling Across Campus and through the Years

Jun. 30, 2022

Thursday / 7:00 PM

Event Details

Across the University, fascinating stories in a range of publications are helping us learn more and more about Michigan’s rich history. Join us to learn of some examples from the past year, and to explore a number of questions about writing the University’s history: how and why do these publications develop history content? What sorts of content do readers seem to find most engaging? How does history connect us? How does it help us better understand current events?

Our panel will include Kim Clarke, director of the Michigan Heritage Project; Deborah Holdship, editor of Michigan Today; Sharon Morioka, former editor of Michigan Alumnus; and Lara Zielin, editor of the Bentley’s own Collections magazine.

This will be a hybrid event, in person at the Judy and Stanley Frankel Detroit Observatory (, and online on YouTube. The event is free, but advance registration is required for either the in-person or online version.

For those attending in person, the event will be followed by tours of the Observatory.

If you’d like to attend this event in person at the Observatory, registration can be found here:

If you’d like to attend this event virtually, registration can be found here: