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Event Calendar
readings & workshops
March 22

Community Conversation About The Round House 

special events
March 24

Anne Kingsbury passes the torch to our new directors!

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Sherwin Bitsui & Bojan Louis

readings & workshops
March 29

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
April 4

Creative Open Mic “Show Your Love of the River” Sharing & Member Meeting

film & video
April 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
April 11

Poetry Reading: Luci Tapahonso and Margaret Noodin

readings & workshops
April 14

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series: Lo Kwa Mei-en

readings & workshops
April 17

Poetry Reading and Conversation with Roberto Harrison @ Brown Deer Public Library

April 19

Alash Ensemble

April 21

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Rena Priest

May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents The Bridge

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

Archived readings & workshops
Apr 12 Tuesday, April 12
7:00pm, Pay What You Can

Kettly Mars

"Parole-femmes -- Women's Words from and about Haiti"


Tuesday, April 12, 5-7 PM
Special Collections
4th Floor, Golda Meir Library
UW-Milwaukee, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.


A conversation in English, and readings in French, Kreyol, and English on the occasion of the first translation into English of one of Mars' works: Savage Seasons.


Kettly Mars is an award-winning novelist, poet, and short-story writer from Port-au-Prince. Her novels address such universal themes as gender relations and class issues in relation to the violence that power exerts.


"For the past twenty years, through her extraordinary poems, short stories, novels, and essays, Kettly Mars has managed to put into words the deepest and most profound aspects of Haiti’s joys and suffering, its lyricism, and eroticism, narrating the daily lives and history of her country women and men in a language that is as lush as it is precise and as breathtaking as it is heartbreaking." -- Edwidge Danticat.


The Midwest Tour is organized and supported by the Book Office of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York and the Cultural Services at the Consulate General of France in Chicago.


Sponsored by the UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, UWM Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and UWM Department of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature.


Co-sponsored by Alliance Française de Milwaukee; Cultural Service of the Consulate General of France, Chicago; UWM Year of the Humanities; Special Collections, UWM Libraries.


For more information or to arrange for special needs, please contact Special Collections at libspecial@uwm.edu or 414.229.4345