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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Time Items
All day
 
3pm
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

4002 School Rd
Wednesday, Apr 14, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Visit the Dream Bus for outdoor browsing, check out and returns, placing holds and hold pickup, or to register for a library card.

4002 School Rd
 
4pm
4:00pm to 7:00pm
ONLINE - Madison Writing Assistance

ONLINE - Madison Writing Assistance

*Online
Wednesday, Apr 14, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

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
 
4:15pm to 5:00pm
Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center
199 Kennedy Heights
 
7pm
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Wisconsin Wednesdays

Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Wisconsin Wednesdays

*Offsite
Wednesday, Apr 14, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Presented in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Program in Creative Writing, this edition of Wisconsin Wednesdays features UW Professor, Amaud Johnson, and UW Almnus, John Murillo, for their newest books, Imperial Liquor & Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry. 

About Imperial LiquorImperial Liquor is a chronicle of melancholy, a reaction to the monotony of racism. These poems concern loneliness, fear, fatigue, rage, and love; they hold fatherhood held against the vulnerability of the black male body, aging, and urban decay. Part remembrance, part swan song for the Compton, California of the 1980s, Johnson examines the limitations of romance to heal broken relationships or rebuild a broken city. Slow Jams, red-lit rooms, cheap liquor, like seduction and betrayal—what’s more American? This book tracks echoes, rides the residue of music “after the love is gone.”

About Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry: John Murillo’s second book is a reflective look at the legacy of institutional, accepted violence against Blacks and Latinos and the personal and societal wreckage wrought by long histories of subjugation. A sparrow trapped in a car window evokes a mother battered by a father’s fists; a workout at an iron gym recalls a long-ago mentor who pushed the speaker “to become something unbreakable.” The presence of these and poetic forbears—Gil Scott-Heron, Yusef Komunyakaa—provide a context for strength in the face of danger and anger. At the heart of the book is a sonnet crown triggered by the shooting deaths of three Brooklyn men that becomes an extended meditation on the history of racial injustice and the notion of payback as a form of justice.

Join the event at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/wbf-imperial-kontemporary.

*Offsite