Madison-based poet and activist T.S. Banks’ work is in constant conversation with identity. Banks has navigated the space of being black, trans, queer, and disabled in the city of Madison, which is often times unsupportive of people with these intersectional identities. Banks splits his time between writing and working as a mental wellness advocate and […]
Chloe Benjamin’s first novel, 2014’s The Anatomy Of Dreams, crafted while Benjamin attended graduate school at UW-Madison, focused on a trio of people who devote their lives to understanding lucid dreaming. The novel twists and turns into a struggle around questionable ethics, subconsciousness, and asks how well its characters know themselves. Benjamin, still based in […]
This will be our final podcast episode of 2017, so we wanted to look back on some of the memorable conversations we’ve had on the podcast over the past year. We’re revisiting interviews with poets, explorations of visual art and conceptual art, discussions about access and equity in Madison’s nightlife, episodes about free speech and […]
Monday host Patty Peltekos speaks with Joanne Berg, owner of independent bookstore Mystery to Me. They discuss writers’ groups, activities with literacy groups, store events, and the top fiction, nonfiction, and mysteries of 2017 , and what books to look forward to in 2018.
Meredith Nnoka‘s poetry works at the intersection of narrative and meticulous research, but it’s also drenched in emotion. Nnoka’s 2016 collection A Hunger Called Music: A Verse History Of Black Music focuses on specific American musical genres that were founded by black artists, starting with Field Holler (a melodic cry attributed to slaves while working, […]
1-2 pm – Get Published! Panel You’ve got a manuscript, now get published! Wisconsin authors Fabu, Lori M. Lee, and Sarah White will reveal tips and tricks for getting published. 2:30-4:30 pm – Author Blitz Get inspired during this fast-paced event. Bask in the pleasure of being read aloud to by six local authors, then […]