I, the Revolution with Dasha Kelly Hamilton
Thurs. Aug. 13, 20, 27 | 6–8 pm CDT each day
Cost: $100 General | $90 Members (contact us to receive membership discount)
From antiquity, poetry has extracted truth, challenged anthems and elevated soul consciousness. I, the Revolution explores resistance and power, with conversations about life and poetry in between. There will be conversation and consideration, and we’re going to scribble poems and prose along the way. (Please note: This is not a writing course.)
Dasha Kelly Hamilton is a writer, performance artist, and creative change agent. Through responsive and respectful intentionality, Dasha leverages the creative process to facilitate critical dialogues around human and social wellness. Dasha delivers her engagement sessions to campuses, classrooms, correctional institutions, association conferences, social service agencies, municipal departments and team retreats. She is currently serving as Milwaukee’s Poet Laureate. Her nonprofit, Still Waters Collective, has curatedpoetry programming and spoken word events in the region for almost 20 years. The work has impacted more than 13,000 youth, provided professional development to more than 100 young people and created platforms for thousands of voices to be honored and heard.
Dasha has written for national, regional, and local magazines; produced three collections of poetry; recorded four spoken word CDs; and published two novels. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University and has taught writing courses at Mount Mary University, Alverno College and UW-Milwaukee. Dasha served as an Arts Envoy for the U.S. Embassy to teach, perform and facilitate community building initiatives in Botswana and the island of Mauritius.