Beth Amos aka Annelise Ryan aka Allyson K. Abbott — yes, Amos has three nom de plumes — is one of the three recipients of the Wisconsin Library Association’s 2017 Notable Author Award. Amos of Stoughton, who is an emergency room nurse, writes mysteries under all three names. The other two recipients are Victoria Houston of Rhinelander and Sarah Monette […]
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It is with heavy hearts that we with the Council for Wisconsin Writers join Susan Elbe’s friends, colleagues and writing community in wishing Susan farewell. Susan, who died suddenly of a heart attack last month, was a lifelong award-winning poet whose poems and books of poetry received a number of honors and prizes from CWW […]
Wisconsin Fellowship of Poetry sends this news: Student Poetry Contest Winning poems will be published in the 2019 Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar Contest is open to any Wisconsin student in grades 6 to 12 Prizes in grades 9-12 AND grades 6-8: 1st prize: $75, 2nd prize: $50, 3rd prize: $25 No entry fee. Entry deadline: Saturday, […]
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 […]
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 […]