Middleton Public Library
Address: 7425 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562
Phone: 608-831-5564     Email: info@midlibrary.org

Wisconsin Poet Laureate Karla Huston

Thursday, September 7, at 7:00pm    Add this event to your calendar
Location: In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)
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The Middleton Public Library will welcome 2017-2018 Wisconsin Poet Laureate Karla Huston on Thursday, September 7th, for a poetry reading and book signing. Huston is the author of eight chapbooks of poems, the latest entitled Grief Bone, (Five Oaks Press), as well as a full collection, A Theory of Lipstick (Main Street Rag Publications). Huston’s work has garnered numerous awards, including a Pushcart Prize for the poem “Theory of Lipstick.” She received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association for her collection of the same title.

A resident of Appleton, Wisconsin, Huston writes poetry rooted in the stories people tell—those memories and perceptions, personal and cultural mythologies which define us as human. From ancient Greek gods to Hollywood movie stars, Huston’s poems explore a wide variety of subjects, but frequently return to topics related to aging and women. She is also a strong supporter of poetry reading and writing as part of various statewide Memory Café projects. This ground-breaking program brings together people who suffer from mild memory loss and dementia, along with their caregivers, to celebrate and collaborate in creativity and storytelling.

This special event will start at 7:00 PM in the Archer Room on the Library’s lower level. Copies of Ms. Huston’s books will be available for purchase and the evening will conclude with a book signing. Registration is appreciated: Online at midlibrary.org/events or by email at info@midlibrary.org