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Frank Anderson's (Wisconsinology) Wisconsin Monsters Myths and Legends poster forms the backdrop for this event image
February 27, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Working Draft Beer Company • Tap Room • Madison
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Working Draft Beer Company
1129 E Wilson St Tap Room
53703 Madison , WI

There may be additional unreserved space in the tap room to accommodate walk-ins but we cannot guarantee room for unregistered guests.

Join the Wisconsin Academy for a 150th anniversary celebration of our magazine, Wisconsin People & Ideas, and storytelling session about the fascinating events, people, locations, and foods that make our state weird and wonderful.

Hosted by Wisconsin People & Ideas editor Jason A. Smith, "Weirdsconsin!" features stories by Wisconsinology creator Frank Anderson and author/essayist Krista Eastman, an audience quiz (with prizes!), and a tasting of our 150th anniversary beer brewed for the occasion by Working Draft: WP&IPA (get it?).

While this event is free and open to the public, advance registration is appreciated. All Academy members will receive a ticket for a free drink with registration.

This event is part of the Wisconsin Academy's 150th Anniversary celebration. Thanks to the following 150th Anniversary sponsors and partners for their support:


Frank Anderson is the creator of Wisconsinology, a blog that shares the unique stories of Wisconsin and tales of the deeds (and misdeeds) of our citizens. Born in the Philippines, Anderson is and a musician, animator, director and writer.

Krista Eastmanis the author of The Painted Forest, which Poets & Writers named one of the five best literary nonfiction debuts of 2019.

Jason A. Smith is the associate director of the Wisconsin Academy and editor of the organization's quarterly magazine of Wisconsin thought and culture, Wisconsin People & Ideas.

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Phone: 608.733.6633


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