Here’s news from Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets about events in April.
STORYCATCHERS IN APRIL!
SERVICE INDUSTRY NIGHT
Monday, April 24, 2017
Déjà vu Martini Lounge, 519 W College Avenue, Appleton
Friday, April 28, 2017
Backstage at the Meyer
117 S Washington Street, Green Bay
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Tuesday, April 25
Caramel Crisp and Cafe, Oshkosh
6:15 pm, open mic to follow
Marilyn L. Taylor is the former Poet Laureate of the state of Wisconsin and the author of seven poetry collections, the newest of which, Step on a Crack, was published in 2016 by White Violet Press (Kelsay Books). Her poems and essays have appeared in many anthologies and journals, including Poetry, Mezzo Cammin, Light, Able Muse, and the Random House anthology titled Villanelles. She currently lives in Madison, where she continues to spend much of her time writing, teaching, and hobnobbing with some of the extraordinary poets who also call Wisconsin home.
Please come early and treat yourself to coffee, dessert or other goodies to enjoy during the reading that begins promptly at 6:15. This will allow us time for a few minutes of visiting before Caramel Crisp closes at 8:00.
ASHLEY M. JONES
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Wriston Art Center Gallery, Lawrence University
The Mia Paul Poetry Series returns at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 27th, with Alabama poet Ashley M. Jones, who will be reading from her debut collection, Magic City Gospel at the Wriston Art Center galleries at Lawrence University. The reading will be followed by a Q&A and a book-signing. For more information, contact Melissa Range at melissa.h.range@lawrence.
WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES
April 28 – 29: SPRING CONFERENCE WFOP
REGISTRATION IS OPEN: The Spring 2017 Conference for Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets is April 28 and 29 in Milwaukee and features Mark Doty as the keynote speaker. Other featured events include a Baton Pass from Poet Laureate Kimberly Blaeser to Karla Huston and reading from Milwaukee’s diverse and fabulous poets. Registration details live at http://www.wfop.org/
UNTITLED TOWN BOOK & AUTHOR FESTIVAL!
April 28-30, 2017
UntitledTown Book and Author Festival will promote all aspects of book culture including movable wood type, the traditional book, graphic novels, and podcasting. Over the course of three days, festival attendees will be able to choose from a long list of readings, discussions, panels, workshops, and other events of interest to writers and to readers held at venues in Downtown Green Bay. The vast majority of these events will be free and open to the public. In addition, there will be a book expo showcasing local, regional, and national publishers and their books.
MANY poetry events with Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes), Emilie Lindemann, Kathryn Gahl, Milwaukee’s Poet of Resistance, current Poet Laureate Karla Huston and past laureates too!
PLUS, Michael Perry, Ben Percy, Sherman Alexie and Margaret Atwood – wowza!!
Schedule is getting updated daily here: http://untitledtown.
DEADLINES & SUBMISSIONS
Fox Valley’s The Scene will have a new poetry column by Troy Schoultz! He’ll be covering poetry readings, events, happenings, etc., and will feature a poem or two from local and statewide poets. Per Troy, submission process is ridiculously informal: email poems with your name and city of residence to firstname.lastname@example.org