UW-Manitowoc invites community to Regional Writers Series

By UW-Manitowoc

As part of its annual Regional Writers Series, the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc invites the public to attend two author presentations this spring, beginning with Emilie and Bethany Lindemann on Wednesday, February 19. The free program will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the campus library located on the second floor of Founders Hall.

Performance Anxiety is a 20-minute inter-arts performance piece that uses experimental video, poems, and music to tell the story of three female violinists who connect across impossible channels. The piece will include poems by Emilie Lindemann, music by Bethany Lindemann and projections by Erin LaBonte.

The characters in the performance piece include: Guila Bustabo (1916-2002) who was a world-famous violinist from Manitowoc whose domineering mother duped her into playing for Nazi sympathizers. Emilie Autumn is an American glam-rock violinist who is known for her pink hair, striped stockings, and fearless performances. Imposter Emilie is a socially-awkward mediocre violinist from Manitowoc who is obsessed with both Guila Bustabo and Emilie Autumn.

Emilee Lindemann is a UW-Manitowoc graduate and assistant professor of English at Silver Lake College and has written two chapbooks (dancing girl press): “Dear Minimum Wage Employee: You are Priceless” and “The Queen of the Milky Way.” Bethany Lindemann is a noted area musician and LaBonte is an assistant professor of art at Silver Lake College.

The series will also include a presentation by Michael J. Oswald on Wednesday, April 2 at 4:00 p.m. He is the author of Your Guide to the National Parks.


Peggy Turnbull