Driftless Writing Center to Sponsor Zoom Reading by Dasha Kelly Hamilton | New
The Viroqua-based Driftless Writing Center is sponsoring a Zoom reading by Dasha Kelly Hamilton on Friday, May 14 at 7 p.m. This free public reading will be followed by an open community microphone. Those who want to read through the open mic should bring a maximum of five minutes of writing to share.
The DWC and Hamilton are also hosting a workshop titled “The Evolution of Truth” on Saturday, May 15 from 9 am to 11 am. This limited registration event will offer writers a guided conversation about reading and creating poems about our truths.
Hamilton is a writer, performance artist and creative change agent, applying the creative process to facilitate dialogues around human and social well-being. She is the author of two novels, three poetry collections, four spoken word albums and a collection of personal vignettes. She has taught in colleges, conferences and classrooms and has organized scholarships for emerging leaders. Arts envoy for the US Embassy, Hamilton has facilitated community building initiatives in Botswana, Toronto, Mauritius and Beirut. Her touring production, “Makin ‘Cake,” uniquely engages communities in a progressive dialogue about race, class and equity. Hamilton is a National Rubinger Fellow and, concurrently, City of Milwaukee and State of Wisconsin Poet Laureate.