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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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All day
 
10:30am
10:30am to 1:30pm
ONLINE - Madison Writing Assistance

ONLINE - Madison Writing Assistance

*Online
Tuesday, Nov 10, 10:30am to 1:30pm

The Madison Writing Assistance (MWA) program offers free, one-to-one writing support for community members, traditionally at libraries and neighborhood centers throughout the city, and now online. 

For the health and safety of our community, all MWA writing support will be offered remotely through the fall. Options for remote writing assistance include:

  • conversation over the phone
  • face-to-face conversation via Google Meet
  • written feedback via email

To make an appointment, please visit MWA's Appointment Center or call 608-315-5151.

MWA services are made possible through generous donations from the Evjue Foundation, the UW Anonymous Fund, and Altrusa International of Madison, along with administrative and program support from the UW-Madison English Department, the UW-Madison Writing Center, and our library and neighborhood center partners.

*Online
 
7:00pm
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Go Big Read Online Book Discussion

Go Big Read Online Book Discussion

*Online
Tuesday, Nov 10, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a discussion of the 2020-2021 UW-Madison Go Big Read selection, Parkland: Birth of a Movement by Dave Cullen. 

We'll use Zoom for the online discussion. You'll be emailed a link to the Zoom event after registration. At the event, attendees will be randomly divided into small groups so everyone will have a chance to participate. Small group discussions will be facilitated by UW-Madison iSchool graduate students and/or library staff.

Need a copy of the book? Click here to place a hold on a copy.

This program is a partnership between Madison Public Library and the following libraries:

Baraboo Public Library
Belleville Public Library
Columbus Public Library
E.D. Locke Public Library (McFarland, WI)
Jane Morgan Memorial Library (Cambria, WI)
Kilbourn Public Library (Wisconsin Dells, WI)
Middleton Public Library
Oregon Public Library
Stoughton Public Library
Verona Public Library

About the book: Published one year after the February 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of Columbine offers an intimate, deeply moving account of the extraordinary teenage survivors who became activists and pushed back against the NRA and feckless Congressional leaders--inspiring millions of Americans to join their grassroots #neveragain movement. As ​a celebration of the passion exhibited by these astonishing students​, who channeled their anger into a movement, this book explores hope after tragedy and is an inspiring call to action.

 

*Online
 
7:00pm to 8:00pm
ONLINE - Payback

ONLINE - Payback

*Online
Tuesday, Nov 10, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

A novel of lifelong reckoning between two women by the award-winning Mary Gordon. Mary will appear live on Crowdcast to discuss her new novel, Payback

Meet Quin Archer, the revenge-loving queen of the reality-TV show Payback. Unbeknownst to her many fans, Quin was once an angry teen named Heidi, whose true story may be known only to Agnes, her art teacher at a private New England girls’ school in the 1970s. Then a young woman herself, Agnes saw a spark of originality in the brooding Heidi. But when she suggested Heidi visit the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the girl returned with a disastrous account of having been picked up at the museum by an older man. Agnes’s stunned response will haunt both women for decades. Gordon narrates this tale of #MeToo misunderstanding, from a time before there was language to contain it, with a sharp sense of life’s changing tempo. She takes us through Heidi’s disappearance and reinvention as Quin, and Agnes’s escape into career and family in Italy, exploring their choices and potential for happiness until, inevitably, they meet again. Payback is a remarkable book about the precise weight of our words and deeds from a writer whose moral vision is deeply rewarding in its subtlety.

 

 

About Presenter Mary Gordon

Mary Gordon is the author of seven novels, including Final Payments, Pearl, and The Love of My Youth; six works of nonfiction, including the memoirs The Shadow Man and Circling My Mother; and three collections of short fiction, including The Stories of Mary Gordon, which was awarded the Story Prize. She has received many other honors, including a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Academy Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She teaches at Barnard College and lives in New York City.

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