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Wisconsin Writes on the Big Screen

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Wisconsin Writes LogoWriters from around the state will be featured in a special screening of the Wisconsin Writes Series in Madison, Wisconsin on March 14th, 2017.

Join the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s English Language Arts Consultant, Marci Glaus, along with special guest authors to celebrate the writing process. The screening will feature New York Times best-selling authors, poets, artists, and Wisconsin public school teachers pulling back the curtain and revealing how they work through current writing tasks in real time.

Wisconsin Writes is a series of video stories that captures the recursive, complex, and often messy process that we call writing from some of Wisconsin’s most celebrated writers. The examples span the entire writing process from planning, putting a writing plan into action, editing, and revising.

Highlights from the screening include:

  • Fantasy writer and New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Rothfuss using the power of writing to convince people to donate millions to make the world a better place

  • Former Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Kimberly Blaeser engaging in the creation of “Picto-Poems,” combining her photographs with poetry

  • Nickolas Butler, author of internationally best-selling novel Shotgun Lovesongs stepping into a new genre

  • Seventh-grade teacher, Pernille Ripp working on her next book about making schools better

  • Bonus footage of various Wisconsin writers talking about the importance of reading

The Wisconsin Writes screening will be held on March 14th at Mystery to Me Bookstore: 1836 Monroe St. Madison, WI (across from Trader Joe’s) at 5:00 p.m.

 

Marci Glaus

marci.glaus@dpi.wi.gov