Events

Dec 10, 2019
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
12:30 pm
Westmoor Country Club 400 South Moorland Road Brookfield

Margaret Rozga, Wisconsin Poet Laureate, author, and emeritus professor of English at UWM-Waukesha, will engage in a lively conversation with Peggy Stoop, TEMPO past-President. The program offers an opportunity for audience members to learn more about Rozga's career journey, involvement in civil rights, and creative writing process, and to discover why she wants everyone to "name and claim" a favorite poem and have poetry in their life.

Lunch will begin at noon, followed by the discussion at 12:30 pm.

Feb 06, 2020
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Time to be determined
St. Joan Antida High School 1341 North Cass Street Milwaukee

In collaboration with classroom teacher Moira Sennett, Wisconsin Poet Laureate Margaret Rozga will lead a program for students who attend St. Joan Antida High School. Participants will jump right into listing and free-writing along with interactive warm-up exercises. They will look at writing strategies in sample poems and begin drafting new poems, including completing shaping and revising exercises. Volunteers will read their drafts. The session will also include discussion of craft concerns such as conclusions, line and stanza lengths, titles and other topics generated through students' questions.

Feb 19, 2020
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
12 pm
Marian University 45 South National Avenue Fond du Lac

Margaret Rozga will discuss the connections between her poetry and the social justice that informs it. 

Feb 19, 2020
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
7 pm
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts 51 Sheboygan Street Fond du Lac

Margaret Rozga will anchor the Community Voices reading with poems from 200 Nights and One Day, poems that bring to life Milwaukee's struggle for fair housing legislation. Afterward, community members will be invited to share a favorite poem as well as participate in an open mic.

Feb 20, 2020
Thursday, February 20, 2020
6:15 pm
Milwaukee Art Museum 700 North Art Museum Drive Milwaukee

Looking through the lens of poetry and social justice, Margaret Rozga and other "local luminaries" will share their thoughts on photographs from the exhibition, Portrait of Milwaukee.

Apr 25, 2020
Saturday, April 25, 2020
7 pm
Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts 18 Shake Rag Street Mineral Point

Along with members of the community, Margaret Rozga will share her thoughts on the themes and impact of Claudia Rankine's award winning book, Citizen: An American Lyric. Rankine is the NEA Big Read Keynote Session speaker at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts, a nonprofit school of arts and crafts founded in 2004.

This event is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in partnerhsip with Arts Midwest and is designed to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.

May 03, 2020
Sunday, May 3, 2020
10 am
Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 620 Park Street Manitowoc

Margaret Rozga discusses her current and past social justice actions as well as how her poems bring them forward and inspire new action and hope. All are welcome at this program that is part of Sunday service.

May 22, 2020
Friday, May 22, 2020
8 pm
Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha 830 West Moreland Boulevard Waukesha

Margaret Rozga will read poems from a new chapbook anthology entitled Through This Door. Traditional Jewish poems will also be shared, followed by a discussion.