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Shake Rag Alley Winter Writer Reading Series: Nancy Jesse (via Zoom)

Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts

Save the date to meet and hear from award-winning Wisconsin authors during this year's free Winter Writers Reading Series (donations welcome!). Nancy Jesse won the Wisconsin Writers Association Jade Ring in fiction for her short story “Notes to the New Facilitator of the Reminiscence Writing Group at Sunnyvale Retirement Community.” She grew up on a…

Shake Rag Alley Winter Writer Reading Series: Tom Pamperin (in-person & via Zoom)

Shake Rag Alley Lind Pavilion 411 Commerce St., Mineral Point, WI

Save the date to meet and hear from award-winning Wisconsin authors during this year's free Winter Writers Reading Series (donations welcome!). Tom Pamperin was awarded first place in the Wisconsin People & Ideas Fiction contest by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters for the short story “In Rock Springs When the Angel Trumpets…

Winter Lyceum: “Abandoned Mines as Tools of Economic Revitalization: Converting Liabilities into Assets for Post-Mining Communities” (via Zoom)

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums 405 E. Main St., Platteville, WI

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums presents archeologist Dr. Timothy Scarlett of Michigan Tech’s Keweenaw Energy Transitions Lab (KETL). Dr. Scarlett will explain the potential applications of evolving energy technologies and the ways in which heritage practices and policies can be key to the future partnerships to facilitate the electrification of everything. KETL has been…

Shake Rag Alley Winter Writer Reading Series: DeWitt Clinton (via Zoom)

Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts

Save the date to meet and hear from award-winning Wisconsin authors during this year's free Winter Writers Reading Series (donations welcome!). DeWitt Clinton won the Council for Wisconsin Writers Edna Meudt Poetry Book Award for "Hello There." Clinton is the author of "The Conquistador Dog Texts" and "The Coyot. Inca Texts" (New Rivers Press), "At…

Winter Lyceum: “Mining for Energy: The Story of Southwest Wisconsin’s Electricity Journey” (via Zoom)

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums 405 E. Main St., Platteville, WI

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums presents a panel of regional energy experts from Badger Hollow Solar, RENEW Wisconsin, and the electricity transmission industry sharing updates on major renewable energy projects in the region, talk about why these projects are happening here, and discuss what impacts they have on our economy, environment, and communities. To…

Shake Rag Alley Winter Writer Reading Series: Jennifer Morales (in-person & via Zoom)

Shake Rag Alley Lind Pavilion 411 Commerce St., Mineral Point, WI

Save the date to meet and hear from award-winning Wisconsin authors during this year's free Winter Writers Reading Series (donations welcome!). Jennifer Morales was awarded the Council for Wisconsin Writers Zona Gale Short Fiction Award for “The Doorman,” published in the anthology "Fire & Water: Stories from the Anthropocene," by Black Lawrence Press. Morales is…

Winter Lyceum: “EaglePicher’s NASA Launch Silver Zinc Batteries: The Power Behind the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Skylab Missions” (via Zoom)

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums 405 E. Main St., Platteville, WI

Locally mined zinc in outer space? Engineer Camie Platner will share how, since the beginning of the Space Age, EaglePicher silver zinc batteries have been trusted to power historical NASA launches, including Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Skylab. Today, with more than 50 years of silver zinc battery production heritage, and more than 200 battery designs,…

Winter Lyceum: “Greening From the Ground Up: Integration of Ground Source Heat Pumps into Historic Buildings” (via Zoom)

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums 405 E. Main St., Platteville, WI

Engineer Mark Nussbaum, who specializes in historic properties and the integration of energy efficient technologies, will review the basic concepts of ground source heat pump systems, how they work to provide climate control for buildings, and what specific features often make them an excellent choice in historic buildings. We will look at some of the…

Shake Rag Alley Winter Writer Reading Series: Craig Reinbold (in-person & via Zoom)

Shake Rag Alley Lind Pavilion 411 Commerce St., Mineral Point, WI

Save the date to meet and hear from award-winning Wisconsin authors during this year's free Winter Writers Reading Series (donations welcome!). Craig Reinbold won the Council for Wisconsin Writers Kay W. Levin Short Nonfiction Award for the essay “What We Might Salvage,” which appeared in issue 93 of the literary journal AGNI. Craig’s writing has…

Winter Lyceum: “Energy and Biological Farming: How Farmers Can Reduce Energy Use and Build Soil Carbon by Farming Differently” (via Zoom)

The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums 405 E. Main St., Platteville, WI

Renowned farmer, author, and biological farming consultant Gary Zimmer presents the farmer's role in energy conservation and carbon building. With incentives and guidance, farmers have a role in reducing energy use and impacting climate change by planting cover crops, organic farming, reducing fertilizer use, making methane with on-farm digesters, making compost, and producing bio char.…