On Thursday, April 6, 7 pm, at Boswell Books in Milwaukee, just three days after publication… We’re delighted to announce that Jim Higgins will read from his new book: Wisconsin Literary Luminaries: From Laura Ingalls Wilder to Ayad Akhtar. From the humble Ingalls family cabin in the woods to Ayad Akhtar’s multicultural conflicts, the Badger […]
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The Latest Writing News from Around the State
Writer B.J. Hollars, who is a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire professor and director of Cirenaica, a writing residency in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, announces that the residency will be open this summer. “Nestled on 43 acres of hills, farmland, and forest near the quaint village of Fall Creek, Wisconsin, our residencies promise participants an intensive yet […]
READING POETRY & PI(E) Tuesday, March 14, from 5–6:30 pm Wisconsin Academy Steenbock Offices • 1922 University Ave., Madison Join us on National Pi Day (March 14, 2017) for a poetry reading featuring the new Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Karla Huston. Coffee and pie will be served in celebration of everyone’s favorite mathematical constant. Tickets are […]
Council for Wisconsin Writers Board Member and recently named Wisconsin Poet Laureate Karla Huston graces the cover of the current issue (Winter 2017) of Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine. Inside is an excellent — and informative — feature story about her, which includes a couple of her poems. CWW hopes all writers and supporters of Wisconsin’s literary […]
Award-winning author and former board member Jennifer Morales, whose Council for Wisconsin Writers honor book Meet Me Halfway was reviewed in the Fall 2016 Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine, is offering an online course, “Hearing Voices,” about that frequently elusive aspect for writers. The five-week workshop begins on March 14 and covers how to create authentic, believable, and distinctive […]
APPLETON POETRY MOVES TO THE DRAW, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017! We’re thrilled to partner with The Feather & Bone Art Gallery inside The Draw – Appleton’s new community Artspace at 800 S. Lawe Street. We’re still near the heart of the city but now down in the flats, just south of College Avenue (near Lawrence University). […]