LIterary Events

Family Stories from the Attic: A Book Launch Celebration

Join Us!

Saturday, May 13, 7:00 pm, at Boswell Books
Free!

Family Stories from the Attic is an anthology of essays, creative nonfiction, and poetry inspired by family letters, objects, and archives. Nearly two dozen contributors from the United States and Australia tell stories of immigration and migration, loss, discovery, secrets, questions, love, and the search for meaning and identity.

Appearing at the event will be the following contributors:

  • Kristine D. Adams
  • Aleta Chossek
  • Sally Cissna
  • Julia Gimbel
  • Myles Hopper
  • Nancy Martin
  • Patricia Ann McNair
  • Carolou Nelsen
  • Joanne Nelson
  • Pam Parker
  • Ramona M. Payne
  • Valerie Reynolds
  • Jessica Schnur
  • Meagan Schultz
  • Yvonne Stephens
  • Kim Suhr

 

About the Co-editor: Christi Craig works as a sign language interpreter by day and moonlights as a writer, teacher, and editor. Christi was an Assistant Editor at Compose Literary Journal and an Associate Editor for Noble / Gas Quarterly. Craig is also a volunteer instructor for the Creative Writing Class at a retirement center in Wauwatosa.

About the Co-editor: Lisa Rivero is a writer, book indexer, and the publisher of Hidden Timber Books in Milwaukee. Some of her publications include a food and wellness column, magazine and journal articles, and a blog at Psychology Today. Lisa has a master’s degree in Literary Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Call for Submissions: Women Playwrights

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Br!NK NEW WORK FESTIVAL

A weeklong residency with Renaissance Theaterworks in Milwaukee, WI

Workshop your script with a director, dramaturg, and full cast. Afterwards, staged readings of the script are toured to Milwaukee venues, culminating in a weekend reading festival at the Broadway Theatre Center.

Submissions open August 1 – December 1, 2015

Open to women playwrights from or currently living in the Midwest

Visit our website to learn more and submit your work.

OOB Festival playwright Gwendolyn Rice was an inaugural 2014 Br!NK participant www.r-t-w.com | brink@r-t-w.com

 

Performances of Previous Winners…

Br!NK 2015 NEW PLAYS BY MIDWESTERN PLAYWRIGHTS

SEPTEMBER 8 – 14, MILWAUKEE WI

Broadway Theatre Center & Touring Locations

The Sweeter the Crime

by Katherine Glover

Virginia Sondergaard seems to know who killed Craig Bowman, the local principal and Virginia’s illicit lover twenty years back, but it’s hard to say. Her mind is going, she’s beginning to confuse her past with her present, and when she is lucid, she doesn’t always tell the truth, especially to her estranged son Richard, the police detective assigned to the case.

The Hall of Final Ruin

by Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos

Doña Gertrudis ‘La Tules’ Barcelo, the high-stakes gambler and wealthy madrina of 19th century Santa Fe, is determined to die a good death and be buried in the floor of her beloved church, La Parroquia. But before she can leave this mortal world, the cunning cardshark must cope with the eccentric aspirations

of her granddaughters, unload an unwieldy fortune in gold coins, and orchestrate a final card game in which the fate of her eternal soul and her entombment ‘under the feet of Santa Fe’ ultimately rests.

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Literary Milwaukee, Apr 13-18

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Anyone who thinks Milwaukee isn’t a literary hotbed hasn’t been paying attention.

Here are events coming up this week:

Mon. Apr 13 Jason Reynolds at Milwaukee Public Library East, hosted by Boswell Books (6:30, free)

Tues. Apr 14 Rebecca Rasmussen at Mount Mary University (6:30 pm, free)

Thurs. Apr 16 Nickolas Butler at Shorewood Public Library (special, intimate appearance for working writers, 10 am, free)

Sat. Apr 18 The Path to Publication with agent, Elizabeth Evans (9:30 am, $30, registration necessary)


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