The Wisconsin Humanities Council has awarded Lee Friederich and Ginnie Baer, UW-Barron County professors, a major grant for their proposal “One World Global Arts, Literature, and Film Series.”
Lee Friederich, Senior Lecturer in English, and Ginnie Baer, Assistant Professor of Art, co-wrote the grant which totaled $7,474. This will fund community conversations about world art, literature and film through public lectures, films, and arts series that will culminate at the Northwest Wisconsin Writers Festival to be held on Saturday, May 10.
Events included in the grant:
Monday, April 21 – film showing of “God Grew Tired of Us,” followed by a discussion at 7:00 p.m. in the Rice Lake Public Library;
Monday, April 28 – gallery talk/art show with Sudanese artist Bol Aweng in the UW-BC Joel Salter Art Gallery from 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. followed by a talk and discussion with Sudanese writer John Bul Dau in the UW-BC Theatre from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.;
Monday, May 5 – film showing of “Open Season” followed by a discussion at 7:00 p.m. in the Rice Lake Public Library; and
Saturday, May 10 – reading and discussion by Kao Kalia Yang as keynote speaker for the Northwest Wisconsin Writers Festival at UW-Barron County.
For more information, contact Lee Friederich or Ginnie Baer at 715-234-8176.