Discover a new favorite book and listen to readings from local and national authors at the 15th Annual Wisconsin Book Festival, November 2-5, 2017. The four-day festival, held in and around Madison’s Central Library in downtown Madison, features more than 70 events for people of all ages, with plenty of opportunities to meet authors, purchase […]
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, […]
Derrick Austin‘s poetry has an ability to quickly and quietly transport the reader to a serene place. His work pulls from history, religion, and mythology, while at the same time using imagery that reflects contemporary figures and pop culture. What makes his debut collection, 2016’s Trouble The Water, so attractive and enchanting is its scope. […]
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 […]
What does it takes to create new space, and by extension better support, for writers, artists, and other creative folks in Madison? Tone Madison contributor caught up with 702WI founder Mary Morgan and Arts + Literature Laboratory (ALL) directors Rita Mae Reese and Jolynne Roorda last week to talk about the challenges of running an arts […]
Madison author Andrea Thalasinos’ third novel “Fly By Night” follows her protagonist, biologist Amelia Drakos, from Narragansset Bay to the Mall of America to the Red Cliff Ojibwe reservation. Along the way, Amelia encounters backstabbing fellow grantseekers, jaded teenagers, languishing sea turtles, wolf-husky hybrid pups and a long-lost brother. The story is set against the backdrop of the 2011 removal of endangered species protection for the Gray Wolf in Wisconsin. When she’s not writing novels, Andrea Thalasinos teaches sociology at Madison College.
Andrea Thalasinos spoke about her new book with Brian Standing.