WFOP’s May News

Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets’s Cathryn Cofell sends the following WFOP news:

Monday, April 21, 6:30 p.m., Harmony Cafe, Appleton – Paul Scot August and Robert Vaughan

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.

Paul Scot August is originally from Chicago but has spent the 2nd half of his life now in Wisconsin. He has an MA in Creative Writing from UW-Milwaukee. He is a former poetry editor of The Cream City Review and has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize. His poetry has appeared in Mead: the Magazine of Literature & Libations, Lindenwood Review, Louisville Review, South Dakota ReviewTygerburning, Connotation-Press, Midwestern Gothic, Los Angeles Review, Dunes Review, Naugatuck River Review, Passages North and elsewhere. He currently lives in the Milwaukee area with his two children.

Robert Vaughan leads writing roundtables at Redoak Writing. His writing has appeared in hundreds of print and online journals. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee. His story, “Ten Notes to the Guy Studying Jujitsu” was a finalist for the Gertrude Stein Award 2013. His story “The Rooms We Rented” was a finalist for the Gertrude Stein Award 2014. He is senior flash fiction editor at JMWW and Lost in Thought magazines. His chapbooks are Microtones (Cervena Barva) andDiptychs + Triptychs (Deadly Chaps). His first full-length book is Addicts & Basements (Civil Coping Mechanisms).




This year offers 50 authors and 75 events lined up for your enjoyment, including Karla Huston on Saturday, April 12 and a great day of Poetry &… (Poetry & Translation, Poetry & Music, Poetry & Art) on Sunday, April 13.  Printed programs available at most venues, including local libraries, UW-Fox Valley, Lawrence University and Atlas Coffee Mill, or for the constantly up to dated list of all the happenings visit .

TUES, APR 8 STUDENT INVITATIONAL, 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.   This annual event features area college and university students reading their fiction, non-fiction and poetry.  This year will feature five students from Lakeland College and students from Marian University.  This is one of the most popular readings and is a true celebration of National Poetry month.

Open mic follows.  Refreshments and good company happening at THELMA.

WED, APR 9 ESTELLA LAUTER, featured at the DICKINSON POETRY SERIES: 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 or call 920.854.7559.

TUES, APR 22 SHARON AUBERLE AND RALPH MURRE AT APPLEBLOSSOM BOOKS, 200 E City Center, Oshkosh:  Sharon is a writer and photographer whose works has appeared in numerous publications.  She is a Pushcart Prize Nominee and the author of a memoir in poetry, two collections containing both her poems and artwork, and the most recent–a collaboration with poet Ralph Murre.  Ralph occasionally tears himself away from his impossible busy schedule of daydreaming to try to write The Good Poem, and though it continues to elude him, many of his attempts have been published in various places including two of his own books. The featured readers begin at 6:30 pm. 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.

SAT, MAY 17, 10-11:30 a.m.  Language of Nature: Poetry Reading and Discussion at

Maywood Environmental Park, 3615 Mueller Road, Sheboygan, WI 53083.  Led by Maryann Hurtt, Georgia Ressmeyer, and Marilyn Windau. We’ll read from our own poetry and encourage you to bring 1-2 nature poems of your own, or a favorite by someone else, to read and discuss. $1 donation for printed materials appreciated. Pre-registration preferred (call Maywood at 920-459-3906 for registration and directions).  After the program, tours of the park will be offered, weather permitting.





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