Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets’ Cathryn Cofell sends the following news about poetry readings and other events:
JUNE NIRSCHL, Wednesday, August 9, 2017, UUF, 10341 Highway 42, Ephraim, 7 pm, open mic to follow.
On the second Wednesday of every month the Dickinson Poetry Series features a reading by a local or regional poet followed by an open mic and reception. The public is welcome, and admission is free. For more information visitor call 920.854.7559.
BARBARA GERMIAT AND PETER SHERRILL, Monday, August 21, 2017, The Draw, 800 S. Lawe Street, Appleton, 7 – 8:30 pm, Open mic follows featured readers.
Barbara Germiat spent her childhood on a dairy farm in southeastern Wisconsin, with a mother, father, much older brother and lots of cows, pigs, chickens, dogs and cats, but no daily playmates. She learned to amuse herself. Reading a lot was part of her amusement. Jo March, the “scribbler” of Little Women, fascinated her. She has written for newspapers, UW-Fox Valley Public Information, and poetry. A long-time member of Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, she’s been published often in their Poets’ Calendar and other regional magazines. Recently released, Look, the Silence is her first chapbook.
Peter Sherrill’s poetry has appeared in a variety of state and national publications. He’s won a couple of contests. He never quit the day job to devote himself entirely to writing – and both he and the world are all the better for that decision. He enjoys making all kinds of things, including poetry.
NOTE: There is limited parking in front of the Draw; we’d appreciate you leaving this for those who will have difficulty with the longer walk from the larger parking lot which is on E. Newberry, on the south side of the building, across the bridge/lock.
Please feel free to bring your own nibbles or beverages — wine or beer allowed, plus the usual non-alcoholic drinks!
Sep 18 Georgia Ressmeyer and Marilyn Windau
Oct 16 Mary Strong Jackson and Annette Grunseth
Nov 20 Bobbie Lovell and Laura Winkelspecht
Dec 4 2018 WFOP Poets’ Calendar Reading
This event is brought to you, in part, by the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets (WFOP), an organization founded for the creation, promotion and enjoyment of poetry throughout the state of Wisconsin. To learn more, visit . For more information about the poetry reading series in Appleton, contact Sarah Gilbert at
Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Caramel Crisp and Cafe, Oshkosh, 6:15 pm, open mic to follow
Please come early and treat yourself to coffee, dessert or other goodies to enjoy during the reading which begins promptly at 6:15. This will allow us time for a few minutes of visiting before Caramel Crisp closes at 7:30.
For further information you may contact Kay Sanders ator Frankie Mengeling at .
DEADLINES & SUBMISSIONS
Bramble (WFOP’s web & print literary magazine) will be open for submissions for Fall August 1st – September 10th. Theme: Everyday Magic. Guest Editor: Sandra Lindow. Full submission guidelines here: http://www.wfop.org/bramble-
Millwork is now accepting poetry and short fiction submissions!!
Millwork is a new online literary magazine, centered in Wisconsin, seeking submissions of poetry and short fiction for 2017/2018. Millwork publishes original poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction prose in English. There is no reading fee. Please, send us only your unpublished work. We do not accept previously published pieces.
New, emerging, and established poets are encouraged to submit. For further submission details or to check out Millwork‘s inaugural issue, please visit http://millwriters.org/millwork/
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 com. Any questions? Email Troy!
Have a regional reading, workshop, deadline you’d like me to share? Please follow the format below and send it via email; I’ll include in the next run!