News from WFOP

Here’s the most recent listing from the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets:

Monday, January 20, 6:30 p.m., Harmony Cafe, Appleton – Love Poems with Charles Ries & Cathryn Cofell

The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets (WFOP) Fox Valley Poetry Series meets at Harmony Cafe, 233 E. College Ave, Appleton on the third Monday of most months Each evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with the featured reader(s), followed by an open mic open to anyone who wishes to read 1-2 poems.  NOTE:  as of January 20, Harmony Café will discontinue its restaurant/food operations.  The coffee shop/bakery will stay open.

Cathryn Cofell is the woman who sends you emails, encouraging you to attend all the great poetry events happening throughout Northeast Wisconsin.  Beyond emails, I’ve published poetry and essays, including Sister Satellite (Cowfeather Press 2013), six chapbooks and one CD with poems set to the music of Obvious Dog.  As Chair of the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission and a volunteer with the WFOP, the Foot of the Lake Collective, Verse Wisconsin, the Fox Cities Book Festival and this great Harmony Café Series, I am either using all this advocacy work as an excuse to not write or unable to get enough poetry (yours and mine) out into the world.  Let’s focus on the latter, ok? Learn more at www.cathryncofell.com

Charles P. Ries lives in Milwaukee. His narrative poems, short stories, interviews, and poetry reviews have appeared in over two hundred print and electronic publications. He has received five Pushcart Prize nominations for his writing.  He is the author of The Fathers We Find, a memoir, as well as six books of poetry including Girl Friend & Other Mysteries of Love  published by Alternating Current Press in 2013 titled.  Most recently he was awarded the Wisconsin Writers Association “Jade Ring” for humorous poetry.  He is the former poetry editor for Word Riot (www.wordriot.org) and a former member of the board at the Woodland Pattern Book Center.   His work can be found at http://www.marquette.edu/library/archives/Mss/CPR/CPR-main.shtml.

OTHER KEY HAPPENINGS 

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On the second Wednesday of every month the Dickinson Poetry Series features a reading by a local or regional poet followed by an open mic and reception. The public is welcome, and admission is free.  7:00 p.m. at the UUF, 10341 Highway 42 in Ephraim.  For more information visit www.uufdc.org or call 920.854.7559.

JAN 11 (SATURDAY),

WRITING COMPASSION INTO APPLETON HISTORY:
Compassionate Fox Cities, in association with the History Museum at the Castle, hosts a compassion focused poetry writing workshop on January 11 from 1:00 -3:30 pm at the History Museum at the Castle in Appleton.  There is no charge to attend the workshop; however, donations are suggested. Seating is limited. Please reserve a spot in advance, before January 11,  by calling Sheila at 735-9370 ext.104 or emailing, info@myhistorymuseum.org.

 

The compassion focused poetry workshop is inspired by the City of Appleton Department of Public Works poetry writing contest.  Workshop participants will be encouraged to submit their poems for the contest. Poems selected through the contest will be imbedded into public sidewalks over the next year in the City of Appleton.  The City of Appleton is designated as a Compassionate City and Compassionate Fox Cities values the continuing opportunity to keep growing in compassionate ideas and actions.  Any opportunity to keep compassion ‘top of mind’ including on public sidewalks, supports a happy and compassionate community.

The workshop will be facilitated by Joanna Dane.  Joanna teaches at Renaissance School for the Arts and is active in the community as a teacher.  She facilitated the Happiness Class at the first local celebration of the International Day of Happiness in 2013.

JAN 14

 (TUESDAY) THE FOOT OF THE LAKE POETRY COLLECTIVE WILL PRESENT

 

THE FAVORITE POEM PROJECT

 

  •   7:00 p.m. at THELMA Center for the Arts, 51 Sheboygan Street in Fond du Lac.  
This annual reading features local “celebs” and poetry lovers reading their favorite poet’s poem.

Lots of new, fresh things are just beginning to happen at THELMA.JAN 28 (TUES) APPLE BLOSSOM BOOKS POETRY READING IN OSHKOSH:  The reading takes place at 6:30 pm at Apple Blossom Books, 200 E City Center, Oshkosh.  

Featured reader for January is David Graham! 

An open mic will follow where participants may read one or two of their own poems or poems by others that they love.   Come early and enjoy a meal or grab a cup of coffee at Caramel Crisp and Café whose inner doors connect with the bookstore.

DEADLINES!

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 COUNCIL FOR WISCONSIN WRITERS’ WI WRITER AWARDS DEADLINE JANUARY 31, 2014: http://www.wiswriters.org/rules.htm

WFOP CHAPBOOK CONTEST DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1: For a chapbook published in 2013.  Do not have to be a WFOP member to enter. See http://wfop.org/contests/cbprize.html for contest rules.

WFOP MUSE PRIZE DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1: For an original unpublished poem.  Do not have to be a WFOP member to enter.  See http://wfop.org/contests/muse.html for contest rules.

APPLETON SIDEWALK POETRY PROGRAM DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1Click Here for Guidelines

 ON DECK AT HARMONY – 2014

– see the poster attached, pass it on!!

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Feb 17            Lawrence Student Invitational

Mar 17           Ellen Kort and John Walser
Apr 21            Paul Scot August and Robert Vaughan

May 19           Marilyn Taylor and Mary Wehner
Jun 16            Mandi Isaacson and Sarah Gilbert
July 21           Tom Jones and Cristina Norcross
Aug 18           Kay Sanders and Margaret Rozga
Sep15            Kathryn Gahl and Wendy Schmidt
Oct 20            Paula Anderson and Mariann Ritzer
Nov 17           Joan and Jeffrey Johannes
Dec 1             2015 WFOP Calendar reading with editors Steve and Jeannie Tomasko

Cathryn Cofell, PR Coordinator for Sarah Gilbert, Harmony Cafe Poetry Reading Series Coordinator (and WFOP Regional VP)

Please visit the CWW website at http://www.wiswriters.org for its annual contests. Entry deadline is Jan. 31.

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