Poetry Doings from WFOP

On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 3:47 PM, Cathryn Cofell-Mutschler <ccofell@gmail.com> wrote:

If you have an event that you’d like me to feature, I’m happy to include it; please email to me, following the format of the listings below. Hope to see you in July at one of these great opportunities! 


Photographs by John Beaver; Text and Models by Elizabeth Breese and Meredith Mason 

Aylward Gallery , 1478 Midway Rd., Menasha. Check out this link for more information:   http://www.johnebphotography.com/folded-light-folded-words/

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 7:00 pm, BARBARA LARSEN, DOOR COUNTY POET LAUREATE (2011-2013) 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 www.uufdc.org or call 920.854.7559.



MONDAY, JULY 20, 6:45 – 8:30, BRUCE DETHLEFSEN & KARLA HUSTON at the Poetry Rocks! reading series atCopper Rock Café, 210 W. College Ave, Appleton. FYI: PARKING IS NOW FREE AFTER 6:00 PM!  Plan toarrive by 6:45 or earlier to get refreshments and sign up for the open reading, with the reading beginning promptly at 7 

Bruce Dethlefsen, Wisconsin Poet Laureate (2011-2012), has three full-length books of poetry published, Breather (Fireweed Press, 2009), Unexpected Shiny Things (Cowfeather Press, 2011), and Small Talk (Little Eagle Press, 2014).  Bruce lives in Westfield, WI.

Born and raised in the La Crosse area, Karla Huston has called Appleton home for 28 years. She is the author of seven chapbooks of poetry, most recently Outside of a Dog, (dancing girl press, 2013). Her book, Flight Patterns, won the Main Street Rag chapbook contest in 2003. Her collection A Theory of Lipstick, (Main Street Rag) was released in 2013 and won a Wisconsin Library Association outstanding poetry book award.  Huston teaches poetry writing at The Mill: a Place for Writers in Appleton.    www.karlahuston.com


Aug 17  Meredith Mason and Adam Fell

Sep 21  Sylvia Cavanaugh and Ed Werstein

Oct 19 Sara Parrell and Sarah Gilbert

For more information on the Poetry Rocks series contact Sarah Gilbert at pses@sbcglobal.net.


TUESDAY, JULY 28, GEORGIA RESSMEYER at CARAMEL CRISP, 200 E City Center, Oshkosh at 6:15pm, followed by an open mic.  A New York native, Georgia has lived happily in Wisconsin since 1974. Twice a winner of grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board, she has published fiction, numerous poems, and a poetry chapbook, Today I Threw My Watch Away (Finishing Line Press), which received a prize from the WFOP.  Her full-length poetry collection, Waiting to Sail, was published by Black River Press in 2014.

The reading is located in the game room beyond the cafe portion of the building. Please come early and treat yourself to coffee, dessert or other goodies to enjoy during the reading which begins promptly at 6:15.  This will allow us time for a few minutes of visiting before Caramel Crisp closes at 7:30. For further information you may contact Kay Sanders at rksanders42@gmail.com or Mandi Isaacson at mandiisaacson@gmail.com.

Oshkosh Reader line-up for the rest of 2015:

August 25 – Joe Pressendo

September 22 – Karla Huston

October 27 – Jo Balisteri

November 24 – Sylvia Cavanaugh

December – no reading




, 6-8 PM,   CHING-IN CHEN, SOHAM PATEL & ROBERT NORDSTROM,  Featured Reader(s) + Open mic atThe Readers Loft | 2069 Central Ct, Suite 44, Green Bay.  For more info:  torigw@twc.com or call the Loft at  (920) 406-0200 |  www.readersloft.com.





Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24, 12:30-3:30pm
School Age (7-11)
Instructor: Joanna Dane

Trout Museum Member Price: $125.00

Non-Member Price: $140.00

Look deeply at art and notice your reactions while discovering how to talk about art in terms of balance, movement, surprise, mood, texture, communication. We will write reactions to art work using a variety of forms. We will explore how we organize colors, shapes, lines, and words to create meaningful compositions. Register at http://store.troutmuseum.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=SA-SP15-DC.


Monday, Aug. 3 – Friday, Aug. 7, 12:30-3:30pm
School Age (12-16)
Instructor: Joanna Dane

Trout Museum Member Price: $125.00

Non-Member Price: $140.00
Put on a modern spin on the ancient art of “ekphrasis” – writing poetry inspired by visual art. We will open our minds and focus on deriving inspiration from all art. We will practice observing the emotions that arise while viewing art and practice channeling this energy into our own written creations. Register at http://store.troutmuseum.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=SA-SP15-WTT.

See the Council for Wisconsin Writers website at http://www.wiswriters.org for information about its mission, contests and how to join.


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