The University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of the Arts and the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) will be welcoming writer, sociologist, poet and professor Dr. Eve L. Ewing as Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence and featured performer for the 2023 Line Breaks Festival, according to a press release from UW Division of the Arts.
An academic year-long partnership between the Division of the Arts and OMAI, the collaboration presents a series of short-term residencies with interdisciplinary artists who represent the three pillars of OMAI: academics, arts and activism.
Dr. Eve L. Ewing is a sociologist of education and a writer from Chicago, along with being an assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. She is the author of a book for young readers, Maya and the Robot, the poetry collection 1919, and the nonfiction work, Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side, according to her biography. Her first book, the poetry collection Electric Arches, received awards from the American Library Association and the Poetry Society of America, and was named one of the year’s best books by NPR and the Chicago Tribune.
Ewing’s residency will be from March 30–April 1, and will include a public conversation with poet and UW–Madison faculty Paul Tran on Thursday, March 30, and will feature headline performances at the annual Line Breaks Hip Hop Theater Festival on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1.
For more information on Ewing’s residency, click here.