Milwaukee Historian and this year’s CWW Major Achievements Award winner John Gurda explores the challenge of diversity at our 9/19 American Dream series. Gurda’s presentation, “Strangers and Neighbors”, will take place Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 7–8:30 p.m. at Wisconsin Studio, Overture Center for the Arts in Madison. More information is at http://mailchi.mp/wisconsinacademy/american-dream-in-wisconsin-series-opens-sept-19-with-a-talk-featuring-historian-john-gurda-658621?e=9a769e52a1 More about Gurda, the Major Achievement […]
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From WFOP’s Cathryn Cofell: GEORGIA RESSMEYER AND MARILYN ZELKE WINDAU Monday, September 18, 2017 The Draw, 800 S. Lawe Street, Appleton 7 – 8:30 pm Open mike follows featured readers. Georgia Ressmeyer, a New York native, has lived in Wisconsin since 1974, first as an attorney in Milwaukee, now as a poet in Sheboygan. She is a […]
An essay by Judith Claire Mitchell of Madison, whose novel A Reunion of Ghosts took top prize in CWW’s 2015 Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award contest, appeared recently on the Los Angeles Review of Books blog. In “What It’s Like Living on the Green Border: On Dreamers and Deportation”, Mitchell tells a cautionary tale that connects immigrants’ plight in […]
Raymond Helminiak, a Wisconsin writer and former board member and president of the Council for Wisconsin Writers, died Sept. 9 at age 92 at his home in Mequon. Those who knew him can see his obituary in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which notes that memorials may be sent to the Council for Wisconsin Writers. Anyone […]
The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets has announced its 8th annual Poetry Chapbook Contest. The contest is open to any Wisconsin writer who has published a chapbook during 2017. First prize is $200, second prize, $100. The contest deadline is Feb. 1, 2018. The judge is Patricia Valdata of Maryland. Go to WFOP.org and click on […]
The following is being posted at the request of Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets’ Cathryn Cofell. The Council for Wisconsin Writers extends condolences to Janet Cloak’s family. Don Wydeven informed me that our poet-friend, Janet Cloak, passed away. Here’s from Don: Jan and I recently found out that Janet Cloak passed away. She was a very […]