The Inheritance of Haunting, by Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes, is a collection of poems contending with historical memory and its losses and gains carried within the body, wrought through colonization and its generations of violence, war, and survival. heidi andrea restrepo rhodes is a queer Colombian-Latinx poet, artist, scholar, & activist. Her first full-length collection […]
The Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives’ annual Line Breaks Festival is comprised of performances, lectures, and discussions by First Wave students and invited professional artists engaging with the local campus community. Inaugurated through OMAI’s sponsored Marc Bamuthi Joseph Arts Institute Residency in the spring of 2007, the Line Breaks project culminated in a final performance […]
Join visiting scholar, activist and writer Patrick Anderson and local poet and community activist T Banks for a reading about disease, disability, and survival. Patrick Anderson’s Autobiography of a Disease documents, in experimental form, the experience of extended life-threatening illness in contemporary US hospitals and clinics. The book blends the genres of storytelling, historiography, ethnography, […]
The rest of the country might celebrate LGBTQIA Pride in June but in Madison, we do things a bit differently. Join us as the Watershed Reading Series at Arts + Literature Laboratory celebrates Pride Month with a reading from poet Derrick Austin and prose writers Annette Langlois Grunseth, Kat Beyer, and Julia Van Susteren—writers who […]
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.
Come join us as five poets and writers wrestle with what it means to be a dangerous woman in our society, a woman with “legs, arms, stomach spilled over and up and out,” giving birth to a swarm of bees, a Lolita with a voice and purpose of her own making, a person who is […]