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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
April 29

Poet Reading with Mark Doty

readings & workshops
April 29

Iroquios Raised Beading Workshop with James Kelly

exhibitions
May 4 -4

Exhibition: News from the Homefront, Recent Works by Jeff Morin

readings & workshops
May 10

Poetry Reading: Lindsay Daigle

readings & workshops
May 16

Poetry Reading: Mai Der Vang, author or Afterland

readings & workshops
June 6 -9

Intersite: Geopoetics of the Urban Garden and Beyond 

Archived readings & workshops
Apr 12 Tuesday, April 12
1:00pm, $200 | $185 for members of either WPBC or Lynden Sculpture Garden

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