At select high schools across the state, students have been studying renowned writer Jamaica Kincaid’s nonfiction narrative A Small Place, about life in Antigua – the Caribbean island where Kincaid spent her childhood.
On April 8, these students – including some from Southern Door High School – will discuss A Small Place at the 15th annual Great World Texts Student Conference at UW-Madison. They’ll also share their work with each other and members of the university, and they’ll meet and hear from the author herself. Kincaid will deliver an evening lecture, which is free and open to the public.
The Great World Texts in Wisconsin program reaches thousands of students and teachers in dozens of school districts each year, when participating students read and discuss one work in their classrooms and create projects that connect the book to their own interests. This year, 33 schools are participating.