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High School Musicians Talk Differences, Shared Love Of Music

There are two students at Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School, or MG21, that are really talented. They’re both seniors ...

Dispatches from The Wild: On Writing, Trail Work, And Falling in Love with The Challenge

Nature and writing have a long history. Rebekah Morrisson is following in that tradition building worlds with her words and ...

The Life And Legacy Of 3-Time Pulitzer Winner, Thornton Wilder

Few people win one Pulitzer Prize. Madison-born Thornton Wilder won three, including one for the seminal play, “Our Town.”  Wilder ...

Frederick Jackson Turner And The History Of The American West

Perhaps no American historian stirs a more impassioned response than Frederick Jackson Turner. His ideas about the western frontier were ...

Hamlin Garland, Wisconsin’s Son Of The Middle Border

A prolific writers of novels, short stories, and essays, Wisconsin-born writer Hamlin Garland broke with the romanticism of his time ...

How Writing Letters Made One Woman a Writer

When was the last time you wrote a letter? Patti See’s mother made her write letters to her older sisters ...

Literacy In Wisconsin: Liberian Refugee Miss Elizabeth Finds New Life In Milwaukee

Miss Elizabeth came to Milwaukee from Liberia in 2007. She knew no English. She’d never really even gone to school. ...

Calvin Young’s Path To A Future In Milwaukee

Calvin Young grew up on Mayflower Court between two “projects” near 7th and Walnut. From a young age, Young’s environment ...

Life Lessons Flow Along The Flambeau River

River Wise by Pegeen Snoeyenbos Published by The Writer’s Exchange and Toad House Publishing, Ladysmith, Wisconsin.   The words “Nature” ...

Dancing In The Cornfield

My childhood home in Oshkosh lay on the outskirts of town, at the edge of a farmer’s field. It was ...

Winter Tale

You’re probably looking forward to spring. The birdsong. The trees leafing out and the tulips pressing through the mud. The ...

Veterans Tell Their Stories

Pressed for time, doctors often have little time to spend getting to know their patients. An innovative program at the ...

Moving to Madison

After growing up in St. Louis, I wanted to settle down somewhere smaller. I liked Midwestern college towns, so I ...

Baraboo’s Community Novel

Authors and book lovers are descending on Madison this weekend for the Wisconsin Book Festival. Students and residents in Baraboo ...

UW-Oshkosh English Professor Wins International Award For Writing Badly

UW-Oshkosh professor Sue Fondrie spends her time in the classroom teaching future teachers to be strong writers.  So imagine her ...