In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, please join
Waukesha Public Library for a virtual evening with Wisconsin Poet Laureate Dasha
Kelly Hamilton. As a writer, performance artist, creative change agent, and
founder of Still Waters Collective, Dasha's work with poetry programming has
impacted more than 13,000 youth and created platforms for thousands of voices
to be honored and heard. Registration is required to get the Zoom connection information.
Dasha Kelly Hamilton 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 has also 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. Dasha Kelly Hamilton was named Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2021-2022 by the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission. The Wisconsin Poet Laureate plays a crucial role in keeping the arts accessible and vital to all age groups, and acts as a statewide representative for poetry and creativity.