Madison Public Library - Meadowridge Library

Creating a Sense of Belonging Through Slam

Please join us for an evening of slam poetry brought to us by Charles Payne. Charles's workshop will help participants delve into crucial conversations across differences. And by doing so, participants will foster a deeper understanding of themselves. The learning objectives were designed to challenge participants to think, write, and share experiences they've had that contributed to their sense of belonging by giving participants a brave space to share their personal stories and challenging them to listen critically. 

Tween Pizza Making & Movie

Learn how easy it can be to make healthy pizza. Then enjoy munching on your pizza while watching the movie Being Bucky, all about UW-Madison's own Bucky Badger. The pizza making is open to 15 people, ages 10-14. The movie is open to all and is offered in partnership with the Wisconsin Film Festival.

This event is made possible by a grant from Beyond the Page, Madison Community Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Public performance rights for the film generously donated by Fulton Market Films,

Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin

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.