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CWW Announces Award Winners

Press Release: 2015 Wisconsin Writers Awards Announced!

From: Council for Wisconsin Writers http://www.wiswriters.org

For release: March 25, 2016

Contact: Robin Chapman rschapma@wisc.edu

 

2015 WISCONSIN WRITERS AWARDS ANNOUNCED

BY COUNCIL FOR WISCONSIN WRITERS

 

Seven Wisconsin writers have been named winners of the Wisconsin Writers Awards for work published in 2015. The Council will award each winner $500 and a week-long writing residency at Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point. Honorable mentions will receive $50 each. Out-of-state judges made the selections.

 

The Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award goes to Judith Claire Mitchell, Madison, for A Reunion of Ghosts, Harper Collins.

 

John Gurda, Milwaukee, is the winner of the Norbert Blei/August Derleth Nonfiction Book Award for Milwaukee, City of Neighborhoods, Historic Milwaukee, Inc., while Lynne Diebel, Stoughton, receives honorable mention for Crossing the Driftless, University of Wisconsin Press.

 

Ronald Wallace of Madison, is the winner of the Edna Meudt Poetry Book Award for the

book For Dear Life, University of Pittsburgh Press. Honorable mention goes to The Sacred Monotony of Breath, Prolific Press, by Robert Nordstrom of Mukwanago.

 

Gayle Rosengren of Fitchburg, is winner of the Tofte/Wright Children’s Literature Award for Cold War on Maplewood Street, Penguin Random House. Ann Bausum of Janesville receives honorable mention for Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights, Penguin Random House.

 

Matt Cashion of La Crosse, is the winner of the Zona Gale Award for Short Fiction for “Any Idiot Can Feel Pain,” Grist. Jackson Tobin of Madison, is the recipient of an honorable mention for “Kneecap,” Midwestern Gothic.

 

Ronnie Hess of Madison, is the winner of the Kay W. Levin Short Nonfiction Award for “The Red Shoes,” Peninsula Pulse. Nate Lowe of Plymouth, receives honorable mention for “Archipelago,” Beecher’s.

 

The Lorine Niedecker Poetry Award for five individual poems goes to

John Walser of Fond du Lac. Honorable mention goes to Susan Elbe of Madison.

 

The winner of the $250 CWW Essay Award for Young Writers is Hannah. L. Nies, a junior at Waunakee High School, for her essay, “The Girl in the Moon.”

 

The public is invited to celebrate our state’s fine writers at the CWW’s Awards Banquet at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee. Banquet tickets must be reserved by Tuesday, May 10.

 

More information about the winners, judges, banquet registration, and the Council

for Wisconsin Writers can be found at its website, http://www.wiswriters.org.

 

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Former CWW Board-er Reads in Big Apple

Wisconsin poet Robin Chapman, a former Council for Wisconsin Writers board member, will be at the Tenri Cultural Institute of New York on June 10 when she will read from Dappled Things, poems accompanying Peter Miller’s Reach for the Sky show of photogravures.

The institute is at 43A W 13th Street in New York. The reading is at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.

 

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Coberly Poem in Wisconsin-Centric Book

Former Council for Wisconsin Writers board member and poet extraordinaire Robin Chapman alerted us to this piece in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Wisconsin-centric books include history of Pabst Farms, tales of drownings,

and notes that Madison author and writing mentor, “Lenore McComas Coberly has a poem included in The Widow’s Handbook! and a new book of poems out from Fireweed Press, “For I Was Mountainborn.”

Here’s what the Fireweed Press says about Coberly:

“Lenore Coberly, a native of West Virginia, has lived in Wisconsin since the ‘60s and contributed greatly to Wisconsin’s writing life, largely as a teacher of creative writing. She co-authored of two writing texts, taught many years in local senior centers, and was founder of the Elderhostel writing program at Green Lake. She published Belonging, a book of poems, with Fireweed Press, and more recently, the Handywoman Stories and Sarah’s Girls: A Chronicle of Big Ugly Creek, published by Ohio University Press.”

Thanks for letting us know, Robin.

Cheers!

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Wisconsin Poet’s Ode Posted on Keillor’s ‘Writer’s Almanac’

Kudos to CWW member, past board member and award-winning poet Robin Chapman for the posting of her poem “Enough” on Garrison Keillor’s — of NPR’s “Prairie Home Companion” fame — “The Writer’s Almanac” website. Here’s the link:

http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2014%2F07%2F20

Way to go, Robin!

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“Wisconsin, A Love Song” Featured in NY Times Video

You don’t have to be a writer or a poet to appreciate Nickolas Butler’s “Wisconsin, A Lovesong”, which he discusses in this New York Times website video:  http://www.nytimes.com/video/books/100000002805433/wisconsin-a-love-song.html

Thanks to Robin Chapman for sending this link.

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CWW Contest Winners Announced, 50th Anniversary Awards Banquet Set

Press Release: Wisconsin Writers Awards Announced

From: Council for Wisconsin Writers www.wiswriters.org

For release: April 2, 2014

Contact: Robin Chapman rschapma@wisc.edu

WINNERS OF WISCONSIN WRITERS AWARDS ANNOUNCED BY CWW

The Council for Wisconsin Writers is pleased to announce the 2014 winners and honorable mentions for the Wisconsin Writers’ Awards. CWW’s highest award, the $1,000 Major Achievement Award for work of outstanding merit, goes to John Nichols, who will give the keynote talk at CWW’s Awards Banquet at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee.  The public is invited to celebrate our state’s fine writers and the Council’s 50th anniversary.

Nichols, who lives in Madison, is Washington correspondent for The Nation, associate editor of The Capital Times, and author or co-author of ten books on media, politics and American history. A frequent guest on radio and television programs in the United States and abroad, Nichols is the co-founder of the nation’s media reform network, Free Press.

Winners of the Wisconsin Writers’ Awards for work published in 2013 will each receive $500 and a weeklong writing residency at Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point. Honorable mentions will receive $50. Out-of-state judges made the decisions for each award.

Matt Cashion of La Crosse is winner of the Zona Gale Award for Short Fiction with “Awful Pretty,” published in Moon City Review.  Margaret Benbow of Madison is recipient of an honorable mention for “Simeon Prophet and Johanna,” published in The Antioch Review.

Amaud Jamaul Johnson of Madison is winner of the Edna Meudt Poetry Book Award for Darktown Follies (Tupelo Press). Honorable mention goes to Seth Abramson of Madison for Thievery  (University of Akron Press).

Craig Reinbold of Milwaukee is winner of the Kay W. Levin Short Nonfiction Award for his article “The Girl in the Photograph” (Ruminate Magazine). Jill Sisson Quinn of Scandinavia receives honorable mention for her essay “The Myth of Home” (Ecotone Journal).

The Great Cat Nap (Cornerstone Press) by A.M. Bostwick of Tomahawk is winner of the Tofte/Wright Children’s Literature Award; Rebecca Williams Spindler and Madelyn Spindler, Madison mother-daughter writers, receive honorable mention for Moving Out and Moving On (Little Creek Books). 

            B. J. Hollars of Eau Claire is winner of the Norbert Blei/August Derleth Nonfiction Book Award for Opening the Doors: The Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Civil Rights in Tuscaloosa  (Univ. of Alabama Press). Nicholas Hoffman and Jesse Gant, Appleton, receive an honorable mention for Wheel Fever: How Wisconsin Became a Great Bicycling State (Wisconsin Historical Society Press.)

The Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award goes to Jesse Lee Kercheval of Madison for My Life as a Silent Movie (Indiana University Press, 2013). Honorable mention goes to Raymond D. Schrab of Hartford for Dutch Schultz and the Gold of Quilalí (CreateSpace).

The Lorine Niedecker Poetry Award for five individual poems goes to Jeanie Tomasko of Middleton; Rita Mae Reese of Madison receives an honorable mention.

The CWW Essay Award for Young Writers of $250 this year will go to Hannah Kinzer of Eisenhower Middle and High School, New Berlin, plus an additional $250 to her high school library, for her essay “Thirty Thousand Feet in the Air.” Honorable mention goes to Satvir Kalsi of Brookfield Academy for “Out of the Cold, a Friend.” Members of the CWW Board judged.

More information about winners, judges, banquet registration, and the Council can be found at its website, www.wiswriters.org . Banquet tickets must be reserved by Monday, May 5.

 

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Wisconsin Academy to Induct New Fellows

Wisconsin poet and CWW board member Robin Chapman is one of seven newly elected members of the Wisconsin Academy of Fellows who will be inducted next month.

Robin and her fellow inductees are being honored for their “extraordinary levels of accomplishment in their fields as well as a lifelong commitment to intellectual discourse and public service,” according to the Academy’s announcement. “These distinguished individuals from a wide range of disciplines help shape our programs and projects. Fellowship represents the highest level of recognition conferred by the Wisconsin Academy.”

The Fellows Induction Ceremony is scheduled for 1-3:30 p.m., Sunday, April 27, in Promenade Hall, Overture Center for the Arts in Madison. Registration will open on March 15.

Robin is UW-Madison professor emerita of Communicative Disorders and a former principal investigator at the Waisman Center, where she studied language learning in individuals with Down syndrome, work for which she received the 2006 Career Research Scientist award from the Academy on Mental Retardation, according to her Academy biography. In addition to her poems appearing in numerous journals and online sites, this award-winning poet has published five chapbooks and nine books of poetry.  She currently teaches poetry workshops at The Clearing and Bjorklunden in Door County.

Joining Robin as new Fellows are:

Their bios and registration information are at http://www.wisconsinacademy.org/fellows/annual-fellows-event.

Also, please visit the CWW website at http://www.wiswriters.org.

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