Middleton Public Library

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.

Reading and Lecture by Karla Huston, 2017-18 Wisconsin Poet Laureate

The Middleton Public Library will welcome 2017-2018 Wisconsin Poet Laureate Karla Huston on Thursday, September 7th, for a poetry reading and book signing. Huston is the author of eight chapbooks of poems, the latest entitled Grief Bone, (Five Oaks Press), as well as a full collection, A Theory of Lipstick (Main Street Rag Publications). Huston’s work has garnered numerous awards, including a Pushcart Prize for the poem “Theory of Lipstick.” She received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association for her collection of the same title.

Wisconsin Film Festival Pop Up! Things to Come

“Pop Up!” screenings will feature full length international festival films with discussions led by UWMadison & other local humanities experts who will connect themes addressed in the films with Wisconsin’s multicultural communities.

Film:  Things to Come (France)

A philosophy teacher soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her. 

Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

In this hands-on workshop, local filmmaker Frank G. Caruso will cover:

  • Basic techniques and equipment
  • Devices and apps
  • Storyboarding & storytelling
  • Set creation

Bring your own device if you want to easily save your work. Otherwise there will be iPads available to use during the workshop.

For ages 10-17. Registration is required. Please contact the library about registration.