Appearances

Event Information:

  • Mon
    11
    Oct
    2021

    Ancient Light: Indigenous Artways & Survivance

    12:00 pmElson S. Floyd Cultural Center & streaming via youtube

    In the midst of an epidemic on MMIW, in the midst of a global
    pandemic that has devastated Native communities, in the midst
    of tragic revelations of mass unmarked graves at boarding
    schools, why art? Why poetry, dance, or song? This program of
    picto-poems and poetry, will look at how Native Arts feed
    Indigenous Flourishing. Drawing on the work and statements of
    Indigenous artists from Joy Harjo to James Luna, touching on
    tribal traditions from the healing jingle dress dance to trickster
    antics to activist poetics, Anishinaabe writer and photographer
    Kimberly Blaeser will celebrate Indigenous arts and the role they
    play in building relatedness and teaching survivance.

Kim at Returning the Gift Festival, 2012 in Milwaukee, Indian Summer Stage.

Kim at Returning the Gift Festival, 2012 in Milwaukee, Indian Summer Stage.


 

Past Events

Event Information:

  • Fri
    06
    Mar
    2015

    Poets Respond to Madison

    7:30 - 8:15 p.m.MMoCA • 227 State Street • Madison

    In this special evening of poetry, members of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets (WFoP); Wisconsin's Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser; Madison’s Poets Laureate, Sarah Busse and Wendy Vardaman; and other invited poets will read original works inspired by Eric and Heather ChanSchatz: 22nd Century.

    You too are encouraged to share your vision(s) of the city through Twitter using #writeyourmadison. All tweets sent by February 15 will contribute to a group collage poem that will be performed at the event. Write Your Madison is a digital place-making project by Madison's Poets Laureate and Cowfeather Press that invites collaboration and conversation through poetry about Madison. Learn more at Cowfeather Press.

    Poets Respond to Madison is organized in conjunction with Eric and Heather ChanSchatz: 22nd Century and the artists’ project, Madison: A Cooperative Almanac, by MMoCA’s education department in partnership with the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets (WFoP) and Madison’s Poets Laureate.

    MMoCA Nights admission $10/Members free.