Hispanic Heritage Month
Northfield Public Library
Saturday September 14, 2019 3pm
210 Washington St, Northfield, MN 55057

Latino Art Fair
Poetry Reading
Saturday October 12, 2019 3 pm
Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street, Madison WI 53703

Wisconsin Book Festival
“Undocumented” Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice
Sunday October 20, 2019 12 pm
Madison Public Library “The Bubbler”
201 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703

Woodland Pattern Bookstore
“Undocumented” Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice
Wednesday October 30, 2019 6 pm
720 E Locust St, Milwaukee, WI 53212

 s Oscar Mireles at Glacier Edge Elementary

Mireles with mayors of Obihiro, Japan and Madison, Wisconsin at the 10th Anniversary of the Obirho-Madison Sister City relationship dinner

Past Readings:

Woodland Pattern
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
With Pedro Pietri

Latino Arts
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Loft Writing Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Detroit Institute of Art
Detroit, Michigan

Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago, Illinois

Randolph Street Gallery
Chicago, Illinois

La Raza Bookstore
Sacramento, California

University of California Riverside
Riverside, California

University of California Irvine
Irvine, California

University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

Recent Events

The Village Booksmith
May 10, 7:30pm,
Kimberly Blaeser, Ken McCullough, and Oscar Mireles
526 Oak St, Baraboo, WI 53913

City of Madison Bus Lines Poetry Reading
Wednesday April 17, 2019 7 pm
Madison Public Library
201 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703

Madison City Council Poetry Reading
Tuesday April 16, 2019 6 pm
210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Madison, WI 53703

“Undocumented” Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice
Saturday April 13, 2019 7pm
Arts Literature Laboratory
2021 Winnebago St, Madison, WI 53704

Madison Public Library
Saturday April 7, 2019 2 pm
201 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703

Café Coda Poetry Reading
Tuesday April 2, 2019 5 pm
1224 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703

Madison Reads Leopold
March 2, 2019 10:30 am
1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711

Read Your Heart Out
February 22, 2019 10: 30 am
Hawthorne Elementary
3344 Concord Ave, Madison, WI 53714

MMOCA Poetry Speaks in Response to the Nathaniel Mary Quinn Exhibit
February 15, 2019 5 pm
227 State St, Madison, WI 53703


Academia Cesar Chavez Charter School
September 13, 2018 11am
1801 Lacrosse Ave,
St Paul, MN 55119

Mexican Day Celebration
September 18, 2018 11:30pm
University of Wisconsin Memorial Union
800 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706

2019 Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Calendar reading
Sunday, October 21, 2018, 2pm
Room of One’s Own Bookstore
315 W. Gorham St, Madison, Wi 53703

Wednesday March 14, 2018, 5:00 pm
Wisconsin Academy Steenbock Offices
1922 University Ave, Madison, WI 53726

Saturday March 3, 2018, 9:45 am
Madison Reads Leopold
UW-Madison Arboretum
1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711

March 2, 2018 7:00 pm
Greenbush Writing Collective
UW-Madison’s Continuing Studies Writing Program
Neighborhood House Community Center
29 S Mills St. Madison, WI 53715

February 27, 2018, 6:30 pm
Moderator, Arts Education Forum with School Board Candidates
Arts Literature Laboratory

Thursday December 14, 2017
Poets Read Some Stuff Someplace in Milwaukee
Var Gallery 643 S 2nd St, Milwaukee, WI

Saturday November 11, 2017
Community Leadership Award
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Madison, WI

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Film Screening of “In Search of America”
Middleton Public Library

Friday September 29, 2017
Family Fun Night
Xicanx Leadership Institute, Madison, Wisconsin

Thursday September 28, 2017
Wingra Elementary, Nuestro Mundo Elementary and Lincoln Elementary
Madison, Wisconsin

Tuesday September 12, 2017
Poetry Reading Madison Senior Center
Madison, Wisconsin

Thursday August 3, 2017
Xicanx Leadership Institute
Madison, Wisconsin

Wednesday June 7, 2017
DreamBank, City of Madison Metro Bus Lines Poetry reception
Madison, Wisconsin

Friday June 9, 2017
Leadership Conference, Keynote Speaker
Monona Terrace, Madison, Wisconsin

Saturday June 3, 2017
Cargo Coffee on East Washington
Madison, Wisconsin

Friday May 19, 2017
Glacier Edge Elementary School
Madison, Wisconsin

Friday May 19, 2017
Jazz on Johnson Street
Madison, Wisconsin

Tuesday May 16, 2017
Carol Koby, Midwest Broadcasting
Madison, Wisconsin

Friday May 5, 2017
Share the Word: Library Takeover
Downtown Library, Madison, Wisconsin


Friday May 5, 2017
Dedication of Sidewalk Poetry on Jenifer Street
Madison, Wisconsin

May 3, 2017
Outstanding Educator Award
100 Black Men
Pyle Center

March 24, 25 & 26, 2017
UW-Madison’s 27th Annual Writers Institute
Monona Terrace, Madison Wisconsin

Saturday, November 5, 2016
North of Dixie at SE Wisconsin Festival of Books

Wednesday November 2, 2016
High Noon Saloon, Fundraiser for OM Village
Madison, Wisconsin

Tuesday October 17, 2016
Hawthorne Library with Madison East High School Student
Madison, Wisconsin

Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15
Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

Friday June 4, 2016 – 6:00 pm
Racine Public Library “Bonk 94”
Racine, Wisconsin

Tuesday May 24, 2016 – 5:00 pm
DreamBank, City of Madison Metro Bus Lines Poetry reception
Madison, Wisconsin

Sunday May 15, 2016 – 1:00 pm
Olbrich Gardens, Wisconsin Fellowship of Poetry Spring Reading
Madison, Wisconsin

Sunday May 8, 2016 – 2:00 pm
“Listen to Your Mother”, Barrymore Theater
Madison, Wisconsin

Friday May 5, 2016 – 6:00 pm
Journey Mental Health Center
Madison, Wisconsin

Friday April 18, 2016 – 6:00 pm
Prairie Voices
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Tuesday March 15, 2016 – 1:00 pm
Wisconsin Literacy
Madison, Wisconsin

Friday March 11, 2016 – 8:00 pm
Arts Literature Laboratory
Madison, Wisconsin

I Didn’t Know There Were Latinos in Wisconsin: Three Decades of Hispanic Writing

Twenty-five years ago Oscar Mireles published the anthology, I Didn’t Know There Were Latinos in Wisconsin: 20 Hispanic Poets. This third volume in the series includes the work of more than thirty authors of poetry, essay, memoir, and fiction and demonstrates once again the breadth and depth of Wisconsin’s Latino/a population. Not strangers, not new arrivals, these authors represent an important part of the region’s cultural and social fabric.

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