Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts - Winter Writers Reading Series featuring award-winning Wisconsin writers and poets reading from their work and answering questions on select Wednesday evenings, December 2019 to March 2020. Full schedule available here.
Laura Jean Baker, Council for Wisconsin Writers Norbert Blei/August Derleth Nonfiction Book Award. Raised by therapists and married to a defense attorney, Baker writes where mental health, crime and family intersect. She earned her MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan, where she was a Colby Fellow. Her essays have been published widely, her work has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and her essay “Year of the Tiger” was a Notable Essay in “Best American Essays 2013.” Her memoir, “The Motherhood Affidavits,” was released by The Experiment in April 2018. and she is at work on her second book.