Events

Sep 27, 2019
Friday, September 27, 2019
2 to 4 pm
Center for the Visual Arts 427 North 4th Street Wausau

Warm-up exercises and reading short sample poems will open up a metaphorical door to the new social justice poems we will write. Volunteers will read their drafts, followed by general discussions and some revision suggestions.

Sep 28, 2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
1 to 3 pm
Center for the Visual Arts 427 North 4th Street Wausua

Warm-up exercises and reading short sample poems will open up a metaphorical door to the new social justice poems we will write. Volunteers will read their drafts, followed by general discussions and some revision suggestions.

Sep 28, 2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
4 to 5 pm
Center for the Visual Arts 427 North 4th Street Wausua

Wisconsin Poet Laureate Margaret Rozga will read from her latest book, Pestiferous Questions: A Life in Poems. These poems call us to consider how our history echoes, repeats, and reverberates. It has earned praise for "melding voices, modes of writing, language, image, and personal and political history in this impressive book of poetry." Rozga will also respond to questions and comments from the audience.

Oct 05, 2019
Saturday, October 5, 2019
10 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, Madison 4200 Co Hwy M Middleton

Wisconsin Poet Laureate Margaret Rozga will discuss her inspiration, poetic process, and activist poetry. She will focus on poems that exemplify points in her talk, including new poems and some from her latest book, Pestiferous Questions: A Life in Poems.

Oct 08, 2019
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
6:30 to 7:30 pm
Lawrence University Warch Campus Center, Nathan Pusey Room 711 East Boldt Way Appleton

Wisconsin Poet Laureate Margaret Rozga believes in poetry's power to open doors to new insights into social justice issues. In reading poems from 200 Nights and One Day, her book about Milwaukee's struggle for fair housing, she brings to life again her experiences marching in Milwaukee for fair housing legislation. In this presentation, she will also discuss recent fair housing policy and poetry successes during the 50th anniversary of those historic fair housing marches. Questions from the audience will follow.

Oct 11, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019
10 am
United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall 420 Wilson Avenue Menomonie

In this workshop with Wisconsin Poet Laureate Margaret Rozga, we will jump right into listing and free-writing along with interactive warm-up exercises. We will look at writing strategies in sample poems and then begin drafing our new poems. The afternoon session will include another prompt as well as shaping and revising exercises. Volunteers will read their drafts. We will also discuss craft concerns such as conclusions, line and stanza lengths, titles and other questions from participants.

Oct 12, 2019
Saturday, October 12, 2019
10 am
United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall 420 Wilson Avenue Menomonie

Wisconsin Poet Laureate Margaret Rozga will discuss her inspiration, poetic process, and activist poetry. She will focus on poems that exemplify points in her talk, including new poems and some from her latest book, Pestiferous Questions: A Life in Poems

Oct 25, 2019
Friday, October 25, 2019
4 to 5:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation 421 South Farwell Street Eau Claire

Two Wisconsin Poets Laureate, Kimberly Blaeser (2015-2016) and Margaret Rozga (2019-2020) will read from their recent work and engage in dialogue about their poetry, its sources, and the roles they see it enacting in the world. They will welcome questions and comments from the audience.

Copies of Copper Yearning (Blaeser) and Pestiferous Questions: A Life in Poems (Rozga) will be available for purchase at this event. Please join us for an autographing session following the presentation.

Oct 26, 2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
1:30 pm
Edgerton Library 101 Albion Street Edgerton

Wisconsin Poet Laureate Margaret Rozga will discuss her inspiration, poetic process, and activist poetry. She will focus on poems that exemplify points in her talk, including new poems and some from her latest book, Pestiferous Questions: A Life in Poems.

The talk is part of the Edgerton Sterling North Book & Film Festival. More information may be found at www.edgertonbookfestival.org.

Nov 02, 2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
1 pm
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Waukesha 1500 North University Drive Waukesha

As part of the 10th annual Southeast Wisconsin Book Festival, Margaret Rozga and Kimberly Blaeser engage with history, Indigenous culture, social justice, identity, and the environment. The result: woke poetry.

More information may be found at www.sewibookfest.com.