DEBUT BOOK TOUR: An Eco-Conversation with Moheb Soliman, Anne Moser, and Mark Holey
July 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE GREAT LAKES IN CELEBRATION OF THE PUBLICATION OF MOHEB SOLIMAN’S DEBUT POETRY COLLECTION HOMES
How do the arts and science intersect? How do we live with and embrace our environment and sustain it? What are our stories about the land and the water that surround us? Join us for a conversation with interdisciplinary poet Moheb Soliman, water librarian Anne Moser, and fish biologist Mark Holey for a conversation about the Great Lakes: why we love them and why we need to protect them.
Please note: doors open at 10 am; program begins at 10:15 am.
THIS PROGRAM IS PRESENTED IN PERSON
Mark Holey served a 39-year career as a fish biologist on Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes for 14 years with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and 25 years with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in fisheries science. Mark was active in the interjurisdictional management of Lake Michigan through the the Great Lakes Fishery Commission and the 1836 Treaty Fishing Consent Decree. He also supervised programs on native fish restoration, evaluation of fish stocking programs, fish passage, eDNA monitoring for Asian carp, and the development of the Great Lakes Mass Marking Program. Mark received the C.D. “Buzz” Besadny Award for Fostering Great Lakes Partnerships and the Jack Chritie/Ken Loftus Award for Distinguished Contributions to Healthy Great Lakes Ecosystems from the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, and the Distinguished Service Award from the United States Department of the Interior for his leadership, expertise, and devotion to the Great Lakes, outstanding contribution to science and exceptional contribution to the public service.
Anne Moser has been senior special librarian and education coordinator for Wisconsin Sea Grant since 2008. As an outreach librarian, she manages the print and digital collections of the Wisconsin Water Library at the UW Madison and specializes in bringing Great Lakes literacy to the youngest learners through her library story time programs. She has led several projects in support of Wisconsin Sea Grant’s goal of intersecting the arts, sciences and humanities to achieve a science-informed society. As education coordinator, she coordinates professional learning experiences for formal and non-formal educators, including shipboard experiences and virtual and in-person workshops. Moser has a BA in Spanish and Art History from Colby College (Waterville, Maine) and a MA in Library and Information Studies from UW Madison.
Moheb Soliman is an interdisciplinary poet from Egypt and the Midwest. He has presented writing, performance, installation, and video work at diverse literary, art, and public spaces in the US and Canada with support from the Banff Centre, Pillsbury House, the Joyce Foundation, and Tulsa Artist Fellowship. Moheb has degrees from The New School and the University of Toronto and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he was the program director for the Arab American literary journal and arts organization Mizna.