An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Friday, November 8, 2019
As part of our community outreach programs, writer-in-residence Jennifer Morales will spend two days working with freshmen at Southern Door High School on creative writing projects. This program is open only to Southern Door students.
Jennifer Morales is a poet, fiction writer, and performance artist whose work deals with questions of gender, identity, complicity, and harm. A Beloit College graduate (1991, Modern Languages and Literatures), Jennifer received her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University-Los Angeles in 2011. She served for eight years as an elected member of the Milwaukee Public School board, the first Latinx person to hold that position, and in posts in education research, fundraising, and publishing. She president of the board of the Driftless Writing Center, based in Viroqua, Wisconsin. Her collection of short stories, Meet Me Halfway, about life in one of the nation’s most segregated cities, was Wisconsin Center for the Book’s 2016 “Book of the Year.” The book was a finalist for the Midwest Book Award, won an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association, and was part of the inaugural LGBTQ Writers in the Schools program in the New York City Public Schools, among other honors.