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

 

Continuing Competitive Grants:

To view a summary of the events, click here.

 

EZ Grants:

In 2018 each Dane County Library will receive $1,000 to fund humanities programs.  Check back to see what amazing events they have planned for the community.

 

 

 

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Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin

When: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 2:00pm
Where: 
Pinney 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 27, 2018 - 6:30pm
Where: 
Middleton 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.

Play Club with Forward Theater: Marjorie Prime

When: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Waunakee Public Library

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.

Participants will sign up at the library for Play Club and will receive a copy of the play, Marjorie Prime, by Jordan Harrison, to read prior to Play Club.  

Play Club with Forward Theater: Marjorie Prime

When: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Monroe Street Branch Public Library

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.

Participants will sign up at the library for Play Club and will receive a copy of the play, Marjorie Prime, by Jordan Harrison, to read prior to Play Club.  

Someone's Gotta Do It: Monologues with Forward Theater

When: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Sun Prairie Public Library

Chances are, you’ve had one – more than one. They can be inspiring, terrifying, tedious, nauseating, and profound.  Jobs.   Jobs put food on our tables, roofs over our heads, and (sometimes) anxiety in our hearts.

 

The Someone's Gotta Do It monologues introduce you to characters telling their work stories: the exhilarating, the necessary, and the outlandishly absurd.

 

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