We, as humans, are more than our birth certificates and where we work. We, as writers, are more than our rationalizations. As both humans and writers, we are all at once artists, dreamers, mythmakers, and visionaries. In this workshop, we will explore the cultural history and importance of origin stories, as well as ideas for […]
A diverse group of local poets read their work from a recent chapbook entitled Where I Want to Live: Poems for Fair & Affordable Housing. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Featuring Jennifer Morales, Margaret Rozga, Sheryl Slocum, Harvey Taylor and others.
The strange can take on many forms in Andy Gricevich’s poetry. Working with weird music selections in the background and drawing inspiration from reading subjects such as philosophy and biology, the Madison-based writer is bound to get results that feel bizarre and boundary-pushing. But he doesn’t necessarily want readers to see his work that way. […]
Literature and art is alive and well in Madison! One of the premier venues, the Arts + Literature Laboratory, has provided a site for over 250 events and shows in just two years! Rita Reese and Jolynne Roorda, founders, talk about the space, the origins, and the two year anniversary party this Saturday at 7:00.
The Arts & Literature Laboratory is announcing the open call for applications for their 2018 Community Supported Art project. Modeled after Community Supported Agriculture, the concept is simple—collectors buy a share of art comprised of locally-produced works by a select group of artists. Max Puchalsky talks about the process.
Rita Mae Reese has climbed through many different jobs and paths to get to Madison. She grew up in beautiful West Virginia, and often draws from her roots in her poetry. Her path led her to work up the ranks for a lesbian press down in Florida, earning a Bachelor’s at Florida State University, moving to […]