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 […]
Third annual songwriting workshop led by two Nashville hit song writing educators, Deanna Walker and Rick Beresford. Returns to The Soulful Toad in Fort Atkinson, Wis. (40 miles east of Madison) Saturday, August 5, 2017. Sponsored by Madison, Wis. chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI). Go to nsaimadison.com to register and for more […]
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 […]
Since 1977, Madison has hosted an annual spring event called WisCon, a convention that aims to highlight the role of women and other marginalized groups in science fiction. It proudly calls itself the world’s first feminist science-fiction convention. The 41st annual WisCon takes place May 26–29 at the Madison Concourse Hotel. Ahead of the event, […]
Tone Madison editor Scott Gordon talks with Jolynne Roorda of Arts + Literature Laboratory, a new venue on the east side at 2021 Winnebago St. Subscribe to the Tone Madison/WORT-FM podcast on iTunes.