WFOP June Happenings

The following information is from WFOP Carolyn Cofell:

JUNE 10, 7:00 pm, SOUNDINGS POETRY ANTHOLOGY POETS featured at the DICKINSON POETRY SERIES at the UUF, 10341 Highway 42 in Ephraim. 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. For more information visit or call 920.854.7559.


JUNE 15, 6:45 – 8:30, JAMES A. GOLLATA & EMILIE LINDEMANN at the WFOP Poetry Series at Copper Rock Café, 210 W. College Ave, Appleton. Plan to arrive by 6:45 or earlier to get refreshments and sign up for the open reading, with the reading beginning promptly at 7. 

James A. Gollata, minimalist poet, has been published in several journals and many issues of the Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar. He is also a short story writer and essayist. As an actor he has appeared in several stage, radio, and CD productions, plus videos and the movie Wisconsin Death Trip. He also wrote and directed a short film, and hosted a jazz program on a tribal radio station. He is also a drummer and a dreamer, sometimes simultaneously.

Emilie Lindemann is the author of four poetry chapbooks, most recently Small Adult Trees/Small Adulteries from Dancing Girl Press. An assistant professor of English at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Emilie enjoys collaborating with musicians and visual artists on inter-arts projects. You can check out these inter-arts extravaganzas and other projects on

For more information contact Sarah Gilbert at


July 20 Bruce Dethlefsen and Karla Huston

Aug 17  Meredith Mason and Adam Fell

Sep 21  Sylvia Cavanaugh and Ed Werstein


​JUNE 23, ​6:15 pm, ​​MARILYN ZELKE-WINDAU at  CARAMEL CRISP, 200 E City Center, Oshkosh:  We are now meeting in a room directly beyond the cafe portion of the building. Pick up your edibles, walk straight on back. It is not as far as the original game room. So come early to treat yourself to coffee, dessert or other goodies to enjoy during the 6:15 reading.  Marilyn is a​ f​ormer elementary school art teacher. She enjoys recording observations, telling stories, and painting with words. Her poems have appeared in many printed and online venues. Her chapbook Adventures in Paradise (Finishing Line Press) and a full length, illustrated manuscript, Momentary Ordinary (Pebblebrook Press) were both published in 2014.

​An open mic will follow, where participants may read a poem of their own or one they love. ​

For more info, contact


​JUNE 25, 6-8 PM, ​ABRAHAM SMITH AND STEVE TIMM, Featured Reader(s) + Open mic at The Readers Loft | 2069 Central Ct, Suite 44,  Green Bay.  For more info: or call the Loft at  (920) 406-0200 |



 Summer Session: Mill Classes

The Mill will be offering four six-week classes

​ in poetry, fiction and/or memoir​

—three classes on Monday evenings, one class on Wednesday evenings—starting the week of June 15th.

Note: All classes will be held at our beautiful new home along the Fox River in the Fox River Environmental Education Alliance—FREEA (formerly the Monte Alverno Retreat Center), at 1000 N. Ballard Road (corner of Ballard Rd. and Meade Street).

For more information ​visit



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