Writing Wisconsin’s Communities


Writing Wisconsin’s Communities

The Writing Wisconsin's Communities Panel: Kimberly Blaeser, Fabu, Dion Kempthorne & Timothy Yu
May 3, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Wisconsin Studio, Overture Center for the Arts 201 State Street, 3rd Floor Overture Center for the Arts Madison
With Kimberly Blaeser, Fabu, Dion Kempthorne & Timothy Yu

The stories and poems of Wisconsin writers shape our understanding of our natural areas and communities alike. But how can poetry and fiction change the ways in which we consider the future of our state? Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kim Blaeser leads a panel of poets from across the state in a discussion about how writers relate to their own communities, how writers feel about their stewardship over nearby places and people, and how creative writing can engage a community in ways the political process often fails to do.

Our featured panelists reflect of diversity of geography and experience:

Kim Blaeser — poet, scholar, and current Wisconsin Poet Laureate
Fabu — poet, community organizer, and former Madison Poet Laureate
Dion Kempthorne — poet, scholar, and dean emeritus of UW-Richland Center
Timothy Yu — poet and UW-Madison associate professor of English and Asian American studies
This spring, the Wisconsin Academy is looking at our state through the lens of writing. Under the theme “Writing Wisconsin’s Future,” we are hosting a series of talks and articles in Wisconsin People & Ideas by and about poets, fiction writers, scholars, administrators, and journalists whose writing can help us imagine a brighter future for Wisconsin.

Free with advance registration (see below), this Academy Talk is brought to you by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. If you have any questions about the talk or registration, please contact Aaron Fai at 608-263-1692 ext. 14.


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