OCTOBER 15-18, 2020

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High School Friday 2015 - First Wave, David Crabb, Anthony Breznican - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2015 - 9:00am</span>

High School Friday 2015

10/23/2015 - 9:00am

Central Library - Community Room 301 & 302

A program-rich schedule is designed to engage students in the Wisconsin Common Core Standards within a dynamic learning environment. Through meaningful interaction with authors, performers, storytellers, and peers, students become active members of the Madison community. They will gain confidence, exposure, and insight while applying skills in reading, writing, language, speaking and listening in the real world.  The focus of this year’s High School Friday is to highlight the ability of telling personal stories to change who we are and how we see the world, showcasing multiple creative avenues that can be pursued through college and career preparedness.
Lunch provided in partnership with Ian's Pizza.

First Wave

About Presenter First Wave


The First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Learning Community is a cutting-edge multicultural artistic program for incoming students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bringing together young artists and leaders from across the U.S and beyond, the First Wave Learning Community offers students the opportunity to live, study and create together in a close-knit, dynamic campus community. Administered by the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI), the First Wave Learning Community is the first university program in the country centered on urban arts, spoken word and hip-hop culture.


The inaugural First Wave cohort of fifteen students began their UW-Madison career in the Fall 2007 Semester and currently there are sixty spoken word and hip hop artists on full-tuition scholarship or that have graduated from the First Wave Program. 

David Crabb

About Presenter David Crabb


David Crabb is a performer, writer, teacher, and storyteller in New York City. He is a Moth StorySLAM host and three-time Moth Slam winner. His solo show Bad Kid was met with critical acclaim from the New York TimesFlavorpillNY Metro, and many others, and named a New York Times Critics' Pick.


Bad Kid

Anthony Breznican

About Presenter Anthony Breznican


Anthony Breznican was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. He has worked as a reporter for The Arizona RepublicAssociated Press, and USA Today, and is currently a senior staff writer for Entertainment Weekly. Brutal Youth is his first novel.


Brutal Youth

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