The Council for Wisconsin Writers joins the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts & Letters in congratulating Wisconsin People & Ideas contest winners and honorable mentions, including CWW board member Sylvia Cavanaugh and recent Lorine Niedecker Poetry Award honorable mention recipient Georgia Ressmeyer, Sylvia’s “Old Dish” received an honorable mention in the poetry category. Georgia’s poem “Time […]
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The Council for Wisconsin Writers’ mission — “to recognize and celebrate Wisconsin writers and to promote awareness of our state’s great literary heritage” — is highly and constantly gratifying. Recipients’ appreciation and gratitude makes it doubly so. Letters, such as two received recently from this year’s Major Achievement Award winner, Milwaukee historian John Gurda, and […]
Congratulations to former Council for Wisconsin Writers board member and reigning Wisconsin Poet Laureate Karla Huston on this wonderful and well-deserved honor: “Appleton’s City Council will be proclaiming Karla Huston Day at its meeting on Wednesday, June 7, 7:00 pm, City Hall, 100 N. Appleton Street, for Karla’s selection as WI Poet Laureate and for […]
Kathleen Ernst‘s A MEMORY OF MUSKETS, book 7 in the best-selling Chloe Ellefson Mysteries series, will be the featured book on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Chapter A Day program, which reaches over 300,000 listeners in the mid-West. Host Jim Fleming will be reading his own abridgement of the book to be broadcast in July. The series […]
The Council for Wisconsin Writers honored it 2016 contests first-place and and honorable winners at its annual awards banquet at the Wisconsin Club on May 13. In addition to hearing winners read excerpts of their work, presentations included comments of out-of-state judges. A complete list of all first-place and honorable mention winners is on the CWW […]
OLLIE LEFLORE & NATHAN REID Monday, May 15, 2017 The Draw, 800 S. Lawe Street, Appleton 7 – 8:30 pm Open mike follows featured readers. Author of Soul Trapping, Ollie B LeFlore was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi in 1943. Poverty, lack of education, and his parents’ addictions and mental health issues led him to look outside the family for acceptance and a sense of belonging. […]