Wisconsin Poet Laureate to Perform at TAP

Wisconsin poet laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton will make a special free appearance presented by Write On, Door County at Third Avenue Playworks on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 7 pm.

“This is a performance not to be missed,” said Jerod Santek, Write On’s artistic director. “Dasha connects with people on so many different levels. Her presentation is riveting. Even people who shy away from poetry readings are going to be blown away by this experience.” 

Hamilton is a writer, performance artist, curator and facilitator who has written for national, regional and local magazines; produced three collections of poetry; recorded four spoken-word CDs; published two novels; been included in several anthologies; and performed in HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. 

Her nonprofit, Still Waters Collective, initiated literary-arts programming for 20 years, creating platforms for thousands of voices to be honored and heard. Through the organization, she partners on impact projects and manages a creative leadership fellowship.

Hamilton served as an arts envoy for the U.S. Embassy to teach, perform and facilitate community-building initiatives in Botswana and Mauritius. Learn more about the program at


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