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The Driftless Writing Center, Inc.

Viroqua, WI

GIG Fund


A woman with dark skin and a red dress speaks on stage.
Photo Credit: Gabriela Mayan


As part of the first-ever Ridges & Rivers Book Festival, to be held in Viroqua, Wis., in late April/early May 2023, the Driftless Writing Center in partnership with the McIntosh Memorial Library will host writer and performer Dasha Kelly Hamilton for a daytime youth workshop and an evening all-ages performance of “Makin’ Cake.” Ms. Kelly Hamilton’s “Makin’ Cake” is an exploration of US history, race, culture, and gender, using the metaphor of cake baking, followed by a community conversation. The youth event will welcome up to 75 area high school students for a writing workshop with Ms. Kelly Hamilton.

Award Details

  • Grant or Award Received
  • Wisconsin
  • $4,000
    Grant Amount
  • 2023
    Fiscal Year of Award

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