Upcoming Events

Latino Professional Association “Yo Soy”

Friday July 13, 2017 5:30 pm
Summit Credit Union
Fitchburg, Wisconsin

Xicanx Leadership Institute

Thursday August 3, 2017 5:00 pm
Xicanx Leadership Institute
Madison East High School
Madison, Wisconsin

Poetry Reading Madison Senior Center

Tuesday September 12, 2017 12:00 pm
Madison, Wisconsin



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

Thursday September 28, 2017
9 am to 3 pm
Wingra Elementary, Nuestro Mundo Elementary and Lincoln Elementary
In conjunction with the Wisconsin Book Festival
Booksigning for the Childrens book “Why did you name me Javier Dad?
Madison, Wisconsin

Friday September 29, 2017
6:30 pm
Family Fun Night
South Madison Library
Madison, Wisconsin

BMH Poetry Event with Oscar Mireles

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

Wednesday June 7, 2017 5:30 pm
DreamBank, City of Madison Metro Bus Lines Poetry reception
Madison, Wisconsin

Friday June 9, 2017 11:30 am
Leadership Conference, Keynote Speaker
Monona Terrace, Madison, Wisconsin

Saturday June 3, 2017 7:00 pm
Cargo Coffee on East Washington
Madison, Wisconsin

Friday May 19, 2017 1:00 pm
Glacier Edge Elementary School
Madison, Wisconsin

Friday May 19, 2017 7:00 pm
Jazz on Johnson Street
Madison, Wisconsin

Tuesday May 16, 2017 12:00 pm
Carol Koby, Midwest Broadcasting
Madison, Wisconsin

Friday May 5, 2017 – 6:00 pm
Share the Word: Library Takeover
Downtown Library, Madison, Wisconsin

Friday May 5, 2017 – 6:00 pm
Dedication of Sidewalk Poetry on Jenifer Street
Madison, Wisconsin

May 3, 2017 5:30 pm
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 –  4pm
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 4pm
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

Friday March 8, 2016 – 5:00 pm
Nuestro Mundo Dual Language Elementary School
Madison, Wisconsin

Friday March 8, 2016 – 6:00 pm
Dillon Gallery “Faces of Incarceration Art Show”
Madison, Wisconsin

Friday March 8, 2016 – 8:00 pm
Madison Museum of Contemporary Arts (MMOCA) “Poetry Speaks”

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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