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Enjoy a Reading by Wisconsin & Milwaukee Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton, Then Step Up to the Mic

Friday, May 14, 2021

7 p.m., Central Time

Online via Zoom

The Driftless Writing Center is honored to host a public reading by Wisconsin and Milwaukee Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton, which will be followed by an open mic. Those who wish to read during the open mic should bring a maximum of five minutes of writing to share.


Dasha Kelly Hamilton is a writer, performance artist and creative change agent, applying the creative process to facilitate dialogues around human and social wellness. She is the author of two novels, three poetry collections, four spoken word albums and one collection of personal vignettes. She has taught at colleges, conferences and classrooms and curated fellowships for emerging leaders. An arts envoy for the U.S. Embassy, Hamilton has facilitated community building initiatives in Botswana, Toronto, Mauritius and Beirut. Her touring production, Makin’ Cake, uniquely engages communities in a forward dialogue on race, class and equity. Hamilton is a national Rubinger Fellow and, concurrently, Poet Laureate for the City of Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin.