Join the Wisconsin Academy in partnership with the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild, and the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library for Poetry & Pi(e) 2024. Join us for this incredible opportunity to hear readings by Wisconsin's current Poet Laureate Nicholas Gulig, renowned poet and Academy Fellow Max Garland, and writer Elan Mccallum.
This free, hybrid event provides a chance to enjoy poetry readings from three esteemed Wisconsin poets. In-person guests attending in Eau Claire will be able to enjoy scrumptious pies on Pi Day.
Poetry and Pi(e)
Tuesday, March 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
Poetry & Pi(e) 2024 is a part of Bloom: a season of poetry, a series of poetry events in early 2024 connecting and celebrating literary Wisconsin. Other events will include:
National Poetry Month – April, during which will we amplify poetry events taking place across Wisconsin, by showcasing these in our communications and partnering with organizations throughout Wisconsin.
Capital Verses – Join Madison College, in partnership with the Wisconsin Academy, on Thursday, April 11, for Capital Verses. This event features two-time Austin Poetry Slam Champion, the 2022 Texas Grand Slam Champion, and the author of the poetry collection Golden Brown Skin, Andre Bradford, a.k.a S.C., Says at Madison College, Goodman South Campus.
Climate Change Story Slam – Storytellers from around Wisconsin will gather to share stories about how climate change has affected their lives, how they have coped, and what they're doing about it on Saturday, April 20. Stories may range from one-time encounters with the effects of climate change, to careers dedicated to fighting for a safe and sustainable environmental future. Come celebrate Earth Day by joining the conversation and holding space for the kind of stories that inspire people to act. This event is in partnership with Mad City Story Slam.
Poetry and the Natural World, with United States Poet Laureate Ada Limón – The Academy is bringing U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón to Madison for a reading and a book signing on Thursday, May 23, 2024, 7-8:30 pm, at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, Wisconsin. This event, focuses on the connections between nature, the changing environment, and poetry. Through Limón’s work, the Academy will bring people together to explore these themes and the intersection of the letters and sciences. Limón will be joined on stage for a Q&A moderated by Dr. Kimberly Blaeser, Academy Fellow and former Wisconsin Poet Laureate.