Arts Day 2013 will feature Wisconsin Poet Laureate Max Garland as a speaker. A must for Wisconsin artists and arts advocates alike, Arts Day is the most important day of the year for the arts throughout Wisconsin. Wisconsinites from the worlds of the arts, business, education, civic issues, politics, and government will meet and rally with Wisconsin’s political leadership at Arts Day 2013 on Wednesday, March 13th, beginning at 8:00 am at The Concourse Hotel and the State Capitol in downtown Madison.
Arts Day 2013 celebrates creativity at work and Wisconsin's bountiful human, social and civic assets, and the opportunities to lead nationally and globally in 21st century jobs and business. Investment in Wisconsin’s creative infrastructure is all about investment in good jobs, 21st century education, engaged residents, and livable communities, and is directly tied to helping the state, its people, and its communities, thrive.
Max Garland is the author of The Word We Used for It, winner of the 2017-18 Brittingham Poetry Prize. Other books include The Postal Confessions, winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry, and Hunger Wide as Heaven, which won the Cleveland State Poetry Center Open Competition, and a chapbook, Apparition, from the University of Wisconsin Press.