Cathryn Cofell with Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets sends the following:
Some fab readings this week in Fond du Lac, Ripon and Ephraim (including yours truly)!
See below for details.
TUES, MAR 11 ROBIN CHAPMAN & TOM ERICKSON, presented by the Foot of the Lake Poetry Collective: 7:00 p.m. at THELMA Center for the Arts, 51 Sheboygan Street in Fond du Lac. Robin Chapman will read from her new book Dappled Things, a collaboration of poetry with Peter Miller’s photogravures. Milwaukee lawyer Tom Erickson will read from his recent book The Lawyer Who Died in the Courthouse Bathroom, published by Parallel Press. Open mic follows. Refreshments and good company. Lots of new, fresh things are just beginning to happen at THELMA.
WED, MAR 12 DICKINSON POETRY SERIES FEATURES CATHRYN COFELL & KARLA HUSTON: A Theory of Lipstick + Sister Satellite = Poet Science!
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 http://uufdc.org/category/dickinson-poetry-series/ or call 920.854.7559.
WED, MAR 12 Internationally renowned poet Patricia Smith will give a free public reading from her work at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, on the Ripon College campus. The reading will be in Great Hall of Harwood Student Union, 300 Seward St. A book signing and reception will follow.
MON, March 17, 6:30 p.m., Harmony Cafe, Appleton – Ellen Kort and John Walser!
The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets (WFOP) Fox Valley Poetry Series meets at Harmony Café, 233 E. College Ave, Appleton on the third Monday of every month except December (the first Monday). 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.
TUES, MAR 25
DAVID GRAHAM AT APPLEBLOSSOM BOOKS: The reading takes place at 6:30 pm at Apple Blossom Books, 200 E City Center, Oshkosh. David Graham has published six collections of poetry, including Stutter Monk (Flume Press) and Second Wind (Texas Tech University Press). He also co-edited (with Kate Sontag) the essay anthology After Confession: Poetry as Confession from Graywolf Press. He is Professor of English at Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin. 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.
FRI, MAR 28:
Making It Speak: Poets and Artists in Cahoots at EBCO ARTWORKS, 1201 Erie Avenue Sheboygan: Members of the Mead Library Poetry Circle and the Sheboygan Visual Artists will present a unique, secretly collaborative exhibit which is free and open to the public, showcasing poems inspired by art and art inspired by poems. Refreshments will be served during a reception from 6-10pm. Poems featured in the exhibit will be read beginning at 7:30pm. Most of the 17 participating artists and 16 poets have never met and have not yet seen one another’s response to their art form. The exhibit may also be viewed March 29-30, April 5-6, and April 12-13 from 10am to 4pm. Participating poets are Jean Biegun, Gerald Bertsch, Sylvia Cavanaugh, Karl Elder, Kathryn Gahl, Nancy Harrison Durdin, Dawn Hogue, Maryann Hurtt, Mary Kunert, Joanne Lensink, Jodie Liedke, Leighanne Metter-Jensen, Georgia Ressmeyer, Clarke Ross, Lisa Vihos, and Marilyn Zelke-Windau. For further information please contact Marilyn Windau at 920-467-6614 or Georgia Ressmeyer at 920-457-6172.