Poetry Doings in Northeast WI

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 6:30 pm  — Local Author Showcase at the Kress Family Branch Library in De Pere (333 N. Broadway).  WRITER AND EDITOR SHARON VERBETEN shares her 20 years of freelance experience.  Do you have ideas for articles or a book?  Sharon can answer your questions about the publishing process.


 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, SYLVIA CAVANAUGH & ED WERSTEIN at the Poetry Rocks! Reading 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  We now have a sound system, and parking is free after 6:00 pm!

Originally from Pennsylvania, Sylvia Cavanaugh has an M.S. in Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin- Madison.  She currently teaches African and Asian cultural studies at Sheboygan North High School.  She is also the school poetry club advisor. A member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, her poems have appeared in An Ariel Anthology, Midwest Prairie Review, Peninsula Pulse, Red Cedar Review, Seems Literary Journal, Stoneboat Literary Journal, Verse-Virtual, and Verse Wisconsin, among others. Most recently she was the winner of the Donn Goodwin Prize for poetry at the 2015 Milwaukee Irish Fest.

Ed Werstein, Milwaukee, spent 22 years in manufacturing before his muse awoke and dragged herself out of bed. He sympathizes with poor and working people. He advocates for peace and against corporate power. His poetry has appeared in Verse Wisconsin, Blue Collar Review, Steam Ticket, Stoneboat, Mobius: the Journal of Social Change and a few other publications. His first chapbook, Who Are We Then?, was published in 2013 by Partisan Press.


Oct 19 Sara Parrell and Sarah Gilbert

Nov 16 Annette Grunseth and Tori Grant Welhouse

Dec 7 WI Fellowship of Poets Calendar Contributors


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



TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, KARLA HUSTON at CARAMEL CRISP, 200 E City Center, Oshkosh at6:15pm, followed by an open mic.

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Winner of the 2003 Main Street Rag Chapbook Contest, Karla is the author of seven chapbooks of poetry, most recently Outside of a Dog.  Main Street Rag published her full collection of poems A Theory of Lipstick in 2013. Her poem “Theory of Lipstick” was awarded a  Pushcart Prize  and appeared in The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses (2012).

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 6:15Caramel Crisp closes at 7:30. For further information contact Kay Sanders at rksanders42@gmail.com or Mandi Isaacson at mandiisaacson@gmail.com.


Oshkosh Reader line-up for 2015:

October 27 – Jo Balisteri

November 24 – Sylvia Cavanaugh

December – no reading




THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 6-8 PM, MARILYN ZEHLKE-WINDAU, GEORGIA RESSMEYER & MARYANN HURTT, Featured Reader(s) + Open mic at The 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.






Mill Fall Classes Begin Monday, September 21with teachers: Karla Huston, Tom Montag, Steve Polansky. Classes will be offered in Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry, Fiction, and Reading for Writers (and readers).  For details, visithttp://www.millwriters.org/classes.html




SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19: Mill Poetry Workshop – Kim Blaeser Poet Laureate of Wi.
1- 4 pm at the Refuge. Non- members $55  Members $49.50



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