WFOP Update

Here’s a reminder from Cathryn Cofell of upcoming WFOP events:

TUES, AUG 26, ABBY FRUCHT at the Caramel Crisp Café, 200 E City Center, Oshkosh at their new time:  6:15 p.m. An open mic will follow where participants may read one or two of their own poems or poems by others that they love. Abby’s new collection of stories, The Bell at the End of a Rope, was published 1 ½ years ago by Narrative Library. She is the author of five novels including SNAP, Licorice, Are You Mine?, Life Before Death, and Polly’s Ghost. Her earlier collection of stories, Fruit of the Month, which won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize in 1987, is now available in ebook form along with Abby’s other books as part of Dzanc Books’ rEprint series. She lives in Oshkosh but for twenty years has traveled regularly to Montpelier, Vermont, where she teaches at the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing Program. 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!  For more information, contact Kay Sanders at or Mandi Isaacson at

THURS, AUG 28 6-8 PM, READER’S LOFT IN GREEN BAY:  ​ Nathan Reid​, ​Phil Hansotia  & Ralph Murre​2069 Central Ct, Suite 44, Green Bay.   Welcome All! Open to the Public. Open Mic will follow the featured readings.  Wine, water, coffee, light finger food available.  Call 920-406-0200 or email for more information.

On deck for future readings at the Reader’s Loft:

SEPTEMBER 25 (Thurs.)

Robert Vaughan

Cathryn Cofell

Marilyn Windau

TUES, SEPT 2:  The Foot of the Lake Poetry Collective in partnership with Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts begins its 10th season of readings on a new date each month, with the first for this season on Tuesday, September 2nd 2014Poet Edward Schultz reads at 7 pm, accompanied by avant-garde jazz, duo Frank Wildingway, stand-up bass, and clarinetist Robert Perry.

 Edward Schultz is founding President of the Driftless Writing Center, Inc., Viroqua, WI. and current board member of Council for Wisconsin Writers. His writing has appeared in dozens of literary journals and anthologies; Atlanta Review, Chronogram, Rosebud, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Willow Review and has received a Contributing Editor’s Pushcart Nomination for his poetry. He has acted as preliminary judge for the Wisconsin People’s & Ideas Magazine poetry contest. Edward works as writing coach, mentor, and facilitates reading and writing workshops.  The reading is free and open to the public with an open mic following the featured reader. All readings take place on the first Tuesday of the month, September through May.  For more information contact Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts or

SAT, SEPT 6, THE BAY AREA SPOKEN WORD POETRY NIGHT FEATURES MARYBETH MATTSON:  Help Barnes & Noble, Stadium District, Green Bay kick off spoken word poetry nights on the first Saturday of each month, 7:00 p.m.  Open to all ages and experience levels, with a special focus on youth, young adults and children. Try your hand at spoken word poetry and get tips from experts!  Singer/songwriter Marybeth Mattson first took to the stage as a performance poet in college. Moving home to Door County after completing college, Marybeth began singing with her mother (folk musician Jeanne Kuhns) before beginning to write and perform her own songs, solo at first, and later with Seth Raddatz. With lyrics that are both poetic and deliberate, Marybeth offers a new twist on the folk genre as she enchants listeners with level and lovely vocals.

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