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Month: October 2012

Manya: A Living History of Marie Curie

The Polish Heritage Club Wisconsin-Madison is offering a great opportunity for families to learn about Marie Curie’s story through live performance: come see Storysmith Susan Marie Frontczak in Manya, her one-woman show about the life of Marie Curie.  You can find all the necessary details on the poster above (click to enlarge, or click here for a downloadable PDF version).

However, I do have two things to point out:
1. $4 suggested donation–that’s definitely a deal you can’t beat!
and 2. The performances are on October 14, the day before Lauren Redniss comes to speak at Union South.  What a fantastic way to get ready for her discussion of Radioactive and Marie Curie!

Brooke Williams, GBR grad student

Marie Curie & Radium

The talented trainers at DesignLab have done it again.  A few weeks ago, we showed you the Radioactive-inspired pages they made as part of their “training boot camp” (if you haven’t checked those out, definitely do so now!).  Today, DesignLab TA Kevin Gibbons sent us a comic he created, depicting Marie Curie’s “love-kill” relationship with radium, as part of a workshop on e-writing assignments. (Click to enlarge.)

Want to make your own comic or other media project?  Visit the DesignLab website and find out how to set up an appointment with one of their talented TAs.

As a sidenote, we love it when people send us visual work inspired by or relating to Radioactive!  If you’d like one of your creations to be featured on the blog, send us an email at gobigread@library.wisc.edu.  Please refer to this post for further information about submission guidelines.

Brooke Williams, GBR grad student