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First prize is a full scholarship to attend the Novel-In-Progress Bookcamp & Writing Retreat May 19 to 25, 2019, at the Cedar Valley Center & Spa, 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, near West Bend, Wisconsin (value: $1450). Second and third place winners will receive cash awards of $150 and $75, respectively. Each of the top three entries will also be published in CWA's e-zine, The Write City.
Fee: $15 must be made to CWA via PayPal with submission. Non-refundable. Deadline: October 15, 2018. Winners will be announced in December 2018
When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better, wondering: What does it mean to be kind?
From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving story explores what kindness is, and how any act, big or small, can make a difference―or at least help a friend.
With a gentle text from the award-winning author of Sophie's Squash, Pat Zietlow Miller, and irresistible art from Jen Hill, Be Kind is an unforgettable story about how two simple words can change the world.
Jack is a rather silly horse. And when bored, he takes it upon himself to unlatch his stall and go for an adventure through the farm before escaping into the neighbor's garden for a snack. This rhyming story counts up to ten as Jack makes his way across the farm and then back down as he races home with the neighbor hot on his heels.
This book shares the stories of 25 women with Wisconsin ties who are outspoken demonstrators, collaborative community-builders and determined individuals working for change behind the scenes. Each story in told in their own words, drawn from interviews conducted as part of the Somos Latinas Digital history Project housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society.
About the Authors:
Andrea-Teresa Arenas, PhD, recently retired from her positions at UW–Madison as a Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Faculty Affiliate and the director of the Office of Service Learning and Community-Based Research in the College of Letters & Science. She is currently the director of the Somos Latinas Digital History Project.
Eloisa Gómez is the director of the Milwaukee County UW–Extension Office. From 2008 to 2012, she was the vice president of the Latino Historical Society of Wisconsin, and she served on the Somos Latinas Advisory Committee from 2012 to 2015.
EAT Fest is everyday people against
trafficking. It's a fun, artistic, creative day filled with art, crafts,
music, food and more food. A unique platform for survivors to showcase
their art and hand-made items, music, dance, poetry. Vendors will be
asked (not obligated) to create a unique item for auction using the
inspiration word "liberated." Donated items will be auctioned
and ALL funds will benefit community organizations combating trafficking
in Wisconsin. This is a FREE, family friendly event open to the
public. Advocates and community organizations supporting anti-trafficking
efforts are welcome.
Experience the Underground Railroad in 1852. Go back
in time to encounter costumed characters in this historical event. With
the help of your guide, Harriet Tubman, follow the north star, and find
the secret codes and signs along the wooded trail. Groups of 10 - 12 will
help a fugitive slave escape to Canada on the Underground Railroad.
Sunday, July 22 -
Every 15 minutes from 2:30 - 4 pm
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15 minutes from 6:30 - 8 pm
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Every 15 minutes from 2:30 - 4 and 6:30 - 8 pm
Sunday, July 29 - Every
15 minutes from 2:30 - 4 pm