Life, in Short

Please call to register, 920-458-6144.

Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
7:00 p.m. CT

An online writing workshop with Dasha Kelly Hamilton and special guest Benjamin D. Rinehart

Via Zoom 

Life, in Short is a little bit memoir, a little poetry, and all about your life.  

We are seldom invited to shamelessly explore our own stories or tend to our own narratives.  Life, in Short explores and celebrates the steps we all make in our miraculous life journeys.  

We all are mosaics of experiences—epic and mundane. Life, in Short celebrates these memories in equal measure. Join in this experience of creating and celebrating as we distill our life stories into a manageable memoir of moments.  

Each session will last approximately 75 minutes. In one session, we will learn how to create a bound copy of our Life, in Short writing, led by book artist and printmaker Benjamin D. Rinehart. 

Included in the registration are a journal and book-binding and decorating supplies. In addition, at the conclusion of the workshop, you will receive a copy of Life, in Short by Dasha Kelly Hamilton, a pocket-size book of 100-word stories.  

Writers of all abilities are welcome. This workshop is limited to 40 participants. 

Age 14+

$75* ($60 member/student)

*Scholarships are available. Please contact Angela Ramey at

Please call to register, 920-458-6144.



Photo: Dasha Kelly Hamilton by Andew Feiler

Dasha Kelly Hamilton 

Milwaukee Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton is a writer, performance artist, and creative change agent. She uses the creative process to facilitate dialogues around human and social wellness. 

Dasha is the author of two novels, three poetry collections, and four spoken word albums. She has taught at colleges, conferences, and classrooms and curated fellowships for emerging leaders. An Arts Envoy for the U.S. Embassy, Dasha has facilitated community building in Botswana, Toronto, Mauritius and Beirut. Her touring production, Makin’ Cake, engages communities in a forward dialogue on race, class, and equity.  

Dasha is a former Artist of the Year for the City of Milwaukee.  In 2017, she led a series of workshops at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center that led up to her performance, Makin’ Cake with Dasha Kelly.  


Benjamin D. Rinehart 

Benjamin D. Rinehart specializes in multimedia images with a strong focus in printmaking, book constructions, painting, and drawing. His socially charged work is a part of many public and private collections and has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Ben received a BFA from the Herron School of Art and an MFA from Louisiana State University.  

Ben is an associate professor of painting and printmaking at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. He continues to lecture and teach as a visiting artist at various institutions, including the Center for Book Arts in New York City, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, and Black-Eyed Press. Ben is the author of Creating Books & Boxes, a step-by-step guide offering sophisticated and original projects for beginners and experienced book-makers alike.