10:00am, $10 | FREE for those who pledge a reader for $35 or more
Join us at Lynden Sculpture Garden for an intensive workshop with writer-in-residence Ed Roberson!
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Whose Sleeves (Tagasode Byobu) refers to both a poetic genre and a genre of Japanese still life painting in which human figures are absent, leaving only garments and other objects that bear the trace of those who left them. In this workshop we’ll take this idea and play with it, imagining the absence present in the objects and landscape that adorn the Lynden Sculpture Garden - its ecology, the siting & placement of the art works, and the built structures will allow us to explore the fingerprint of the human; the empty sleeve.
DATES AT LYNDEN
Tuesday, June 7: 1-4 PM
Wednesday, June 8: 1-4 PM
Thursday, June 9: 1-4 PM
Friday, June 10: 1-4 PM (with a reading and reception at 6 PM)
Takes place at Lynden Sculpture Garden
2145 West Brown Deer Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Sunday, June 5 | 2 PM
$8 General | $7 Students & Seniors | $6 WPBC Members
FREE for participants in Whose Sleeves (Tagasode Byobu)
Reading takes place at Woodland Pattern Book Center
720 E. Locust St.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Friday, June 10 | 6 pm
Reading & Reception
Participants in the workshop will offer a reading of work produced during the week followed by a reception.
Takes place at Lynden Sculpture Garden.
Both events are open to the public
ABOUT ED ROBERSON
Ed Roberson is the author of ten books of poetry including a chapbook, Closest Pronunciation (Drinking Gourd Series, Northwestern University Press).
His most recent book, To See the Earth Before the End of the World, published by Wesleyan, was a finalist for the 2010 LA Times Book Award and was one of two runners-up for the 2011 Kingsley-Tufts Award. The New Wing of the Labyrinth (2009) was published by Singing Horse Press and City Eclogue was published in the Atelos series (2006, No. 23). His collection, Voices Cast Out to Talk Us In, won the Iowa Poetry Prize; Atmosphere Condition was a winner of the National Poetry Series and was nominated for the Academy of American Poets’ Lenore Marshall Award.
Roberson is a recipient of the Lila Wallace Writers’ Award and the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award. In 2011, he received the Stephen Henderson Critics’ Award for achievement in poetry by the African American Literary and Culture Society at the American Literature Association Conference. He recently received the 2016 PEN Voelcker Award for poetry.
Retired from Rutgers University, Ed Roberson lives in Chicago where he is currently emeritus in the MFA Creative Writing Program at Northwestern University. He has taught classes and workshops as Visiting Professor at Columbia College Chicago and University of Chicago and as Visiting Artist in the Center for the Writing Arts at Northwestern University. From 2009 – 2014 he was Artist in Residence at Northwestern University, teaching in the English Department Creative Writing Program. Roberson served as an instructor at the Cave Canem Retreat for Black Writers (2008-2019) and in 2014 he was the Holloway Visiting Professor at University of California, Berkeley.
Ed Roberson graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1970, where, as an undergraduate research assistant in limnology, he traveled across Canada, through Alaska, Kodiak and Afognak Islands and later Bermuda with research expeditions. As a member of the Explorer’s Club of Pittsburgh, he climbed mountains in the Peruvian and Ecuadorian Andes. Ed worked in the steel mills, as an aquarium diver-tankman at the Pittsburgh Aquazoo, and in advertising graphics. He motorcycled across the U.S. and has traveled in West Africa, Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America.