With special guest, State Representative Melissa Sargent In 1919, decades of activism by suffragists culminated in Congress’s passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, affirming that the right to vote “shall not be denied… on account of sex.” On the centennial anniversary of this historical legislation, we celebrate not only the amendment itself but the ideals it […]
Pamela Toler discusses her new book WOMEN WARRIORS, which tells the stories of women in war from around the globe and across the ages. As Booklist says: “Toler blows past all expectations with this thoroughly delightful, personable and crucially important history of women warriors.”
Madison Reads Leopold is a community read-aloud celebrating the life and legacy of Aldo Leopold. An eclectic mix of public figures and community members will read from “A Sand County Almanac” and other works, sharing Leopold’s keen observations and eloquent conservation philosophy. Visitors can drop in to hear favorite essays or stay for the day.
So often we read books but never hear the story behind the story. On today’s episode, guest host Harry Hawkins takes us inside the mind of two novelists: Carla DuPont and David Norman. They discuss all things books, reading, and writing, including their favorite genres, what it’s like to write fiction for a living, and […]
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 […]
This class is a reading and writing appreciation course. Walking Home Ground: In the Footsteps of Muir, Leopold, and Derleth, is an account of regional writer Robert Root’s journey walking the same Wisconsin trails, countryside and natural areas as the legendary writers and conservationists listed in the title. For each class, we will to respond […]