Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Dr. Damita Brown, Jessica Gilkison, a volunteer with the Literary Arts Team at Arts + Literature Laboratory joins us to talk about her story, her writing, and all about the Lab and its programs! Arts Lit Lab is open to the public.
Selections from 200+ Upcoming Events at The Lab:
- Saturday 3/26 – Poetry reading and dedication of the Mezzanine and Small-press Library in honor of Ellen Kort: https://artlitlab.org/events/ellen-kort-celebration
- Summer Camps: https://artlitlab.org/summercamp
- Watershed Reading Series on the Third Saturday of each month: https://artlitlab.org/programs/literary-arts/readings
- Writing (and drawing) workshops for all genres from graphic novels to screenplays to novels and memoirs: https://artlitlab.org/programs/literary-arts/writing-classes-workshops
An excerpt from Jessica’s memoir: https://catapult.co/users/stories/excerpt-from-even-and-especially-12-month-memoir-generator-jessica-gilkison/edit
Jessica Gilkison was born and raised in Madison by a mom who showed her it was never too late to start writing. First, though, she drove the Wienermobile, went to law school, worked in health and disability advocacy, and taught graduate and professional students. Now, Jessica volunteers on the Literary Team at Arts+Literature Laboratory where she hosts online Write-Ins and is the editor of ALL Review. She writes personal essays, flash nonfiction, and is working on her first book, a memoir. Jessica’s work has appeared in the anthology, The Walls Between Us: Essays In Search of Truth. She and her husband have two dogs and a kid in college.