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Growing Season

In January, we removed five diseased blue spruce trees from our backyard. In May, I planted three-inch pots of big bluestem, red milkweed, and a few other plants in their place. Come see how the garden grows. While you're here, join me as I water my dissertation research. I will be reading selected texts by the singular feminist writer and performance artist Deb Margolin, garden-side. After the reading, if you're in the mood, we can hang out for a while and talk about the autobiographical nature of everything, prairie grasses, desire, acidic soil, or writing while mothering.


Zoe Cohen

Zoe Cohen writes and gardens on Madison's north side.

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Tues June 29: 11:30am to 12:30pm
Tues July 27: 11:30am to 12:30pm
Tues August 24: 11:30am to 12:30pm
Tues September 21: 11:30am to 12:30pm


Zoe's backyard, located on the north side of Madison.

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This is a casual and conversational performance. Chatting is encouraged by not required before, during, and after the reading. Up to four people may attend each performance.

There is not a paved path from the street to the backyard, only grass.

Masks will be optional for those who are fully vaccinated.


Additional details

discussion-based, outside, storytelling, stationary, vaccinated only, transit accessible, dog-friendly

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