Dasha Kelly Hamilton will give a special reading inspired by her project "A Line Meant" in the Witwen Tabernacle. One line of poetry can work like a spell, conjuring a memory for one person and pulling gospel from someone else. As Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Dasha is employing poetry lines to connect the creativity of neighbors and the humanity of strangers. "A Line Meant" is a statewide poetry exchange for traditional Wisconsin residents, including residents of Wisconsin prisons. This event is not to be missed!
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, Dasha 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. Dasha is a national Rubinger Fellow and the Poet Laureate for the the State of Wisconsin.