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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
April 6 - Jun 27

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

exhibitions
October 5 - Nov 24

Chain of Events: Tyanna Buie

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
October 23

Reading and Book Launch: Kathie Giorgio

readings & workshops
October 24

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
October 27

Submitathon

readings & workshops
October 30

Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

readings & workshops
November 1

Reading and Screening: Trisha Low, Stephanie Young, and Zachary Epcar

film & video
November 3

It’s an Interlace: Five Videos by Barbara Hammer

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

performances
November 10

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #2.2

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

performances
November 17

Alternating Currents Live presents: Ernest Dawkins’ Boglifier Project

readings & workshops
November 21

Poetry Reading: Kimberly Blaeser & William Stobb

November 28

CLOSED

Archived readings & workshops
Apr 12 Tuesday, April 12
11:00am,

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