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Beyond the Page is a permanent endowment held by the Madison Community Foundation that annually funds humanities programming in Dane County libraries – forever.

Celebrate the Humanities with Dane County Libraries in 2017. 

Choose from a variety of humanities topics!

  • Bard on Broadway

  • Extending the Stage: Charlie Parker’s Yardbird

  • From Page to Stage with Forward Theater Company

  • Get to Know Our Neighbors: Wisconsin Tribal Nations and Communities

  • Hidden Voices:  African American Writers in Wisconsin

  • The Horse-Human Connection

  • Punishing the Poor: Criminalizing Poverty

  • Reel Reflecting: International Cinema & Conversation

  • Stories in Motion

  • Storytellers and Their Traditions

  • The Stories of Fiddler on the Roof

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Play Club with Forward Theater: Exit Strategy

When: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Middleton Public Library

Play Clubs:  Exit Strategy

Play Club is part book club, part performance experience.  This program presents the opportunity to explore a play in depth through guided discussion, performance of scenes by actors, and discussion with director and actors. Participants will gain a new perspective on what makes a play work and how it is brought to life on stage.

Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin

When: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 1:00pm
Where: 
Lakeview Public Library

Join three Madison-area African American writers - poet Fabu, novelist Sherry Lucille, and playwright and novelist Catrina Sparkman - as they discuss their poetry and prose in relation to the work of three African American literary giants who also lived and worked in the Madison area during the 20th century: novelist Jean Toomer, playwright Lorraine Hansberry, and poet Sarah Webster Fabio.

Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin

When: 
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 6:30pm
Where: 
Alicia Ashman Public Library

Join three Madison-area African American writers - poet Fabu, novelist Sherry Lucille, and playwright and novelist Catrina Sparkman - as they discuss their poetry and prose in relation to the work of three African American literary giants who also lived and worked in the Madison area during the 20th century: novelist Jean Toomer, playwright Lorraine Hansberry, and poet Sarah Webster Fabio.

Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin

When: 
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 2:00pm
Where: 
Waunakee Public Library

Join three Madison-area African American writers - poet Fabu, novelist Sherry Lucille, and playwright and novelist Catrina Sparkman - as they discuss their poetry and prose in relation to the work of three African American literary giants who also lived and worked in the Madison area during the 20th century: novelist Jean Toomer, playwright Lorraine Hansberry, and poet Sarah Webster Fabio.

Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin

When: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 2:00pm
Where: 
Fitchburg Public Library

Join three Madison-area African American writers - poet Fabu, novelist Sherry Lucille, and playwright and novelist Catrina Sparkman - as they discuss their poetry and prose in relation to the work of three African American literary giants who also lived and worked in the Madison area during the 20th century: novelist Jean Toomer, playwright Lorraine Hansberry, and poet Sarah Webster Fabio.

 

In the last 25 years, together with donors, Madison Community Foundation has given more than $200 million to strengthen our community. Established in 1942, MCF has grown to 1,074 permanent charitable funds with approximately $220 million in assets. More than $2 million is designated exclusively for local library endowments. For more information about the impact donors are making through MCF, and how you can become involved to benefit the community and causes you love, visit www.madisongives.org.

National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent grant-making agency of the U.S. Government. It is dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation and public programs in the humanities. www.neh.gov