Slow Lit: Community-Supported Poetry Event

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Slow Lit: Community-Supported Poetry Event

July 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

* Reading
* Social

This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community

Arts + Literature Laboratory, 2021 Winnebago St, Madison, WI 53704
July 15, 2017 at 8 PM
Public encouraged to attend

As life continues to urge us to move faster and faster, poetry reminds us to slow down and think more broadly and deeply about our connection to the world. But a lot of people don’t know where to even begin accessing poetry. What better place to look than right here in Madison, which is home to dozens of award-winning poets?

This month, Arts + Literature Laboratory is launching the first (at least to our knowledge) community-supported poetry shares event in the country. Each share will include a recent signed book by one of our esteemed local poets, a “Local Poet” t-shirt or a stylish ALL tote bag, and other surprises. The shares cost only $30 each. A Slow Lit share gives you the perfect excuse to unwind with a good book while sporting your “Local Poet” pride.

Five of our participating poets will read at our Slow Lit share-pickup event on July 15 at 8 PM at ALL. Our participating poets include Sean Bishop (The Night We’re Not Sleeping In), Sarah Busse (Rules of (dis)engagement), Catharine Jagoe (Bloodroot), Rebecca Dunham (Cold Pastoral), Robin Smith Chapman (Six True Things), Wendy Vardaman (Rules of (dis)engagement), Allison Townsend (The Persistence of Rivers: An Essay on Moving Water) and Timothy Yu, 100 Chinese Silences.

The Watershed Reading Series is supported by Dane Arts with additional funds from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, The Evjue Foundation, Inc, charitable arm of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation.

For more information about our Slow Lit Reading, please contact Rita Mae Reese at or Many poets are available for interview. For more about Arts + Literature Laboratory, visit


July 15, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Arts + Literature Lab
(608) 556-7415


Art + Literature Laboratory
2021 Winnebago Street
Madison, WI 53704 United States
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