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 Ko
Nathan J. Reid is a poet and spoken word artist whose work has appeared in several journals, including the Penguin Review, Fox Cry Review, and Binnacle. He has a background in theatre and regularly performs his poetry at art events throughout Wisconsin. His first book, Thoughts on Tonight, will be released by Finishing Line Press later this year. You can visit him at nathanjreid.com for more information.
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.
BYOB for beverages or munchies (we’re still working out our kinks)!
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 www.wfop.org. For more information about the poetry reading series in Appleton, contact Sarah Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org:ps
Thursday, May 18, 2017
The Reader’s Loft
2069 Central Court, Green Bay
Open mike follows
Melissa Range is the author of Scriptorium, a winner of the 2015 National Poetry Series (Beacon Press, 2016), and Horse and Rider (Texas Tech University Press, 2010). She is the recipient of awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She teaches at Lawrence University in Wisconsin.
More info here: http://www.houseofthetom
7th Annual “Language of Nature” Poetry Reading and Discussion
Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Maywood Environmental Park, 3615 Mueller Road, Sheboygan, WI 53083
Free Program. $1 donation for printed materials appreciated.
Led by Maryann Hurtt, Georgia Ressmeyer, and Marilyn Zelke-Windau, who will read from their poetry and encourage you to bring 1-2 nature poems of your own, or favorites by others, to read and discuss. Pre-registration preferred (call Maywood at 920-459-3906 for registration and directions).
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Caramel Crisp and Café, Oshkosh
Open mike follows
Judy grew up on a small farm west of Neenah, and can still “go home again” there. As a former teacher naturalist, her writing leans toward the rural and the natural world. She has been published in a number of Midwestern anthologies and journals: WI Academy Review and WI People and Ideas, Midwestern Prairie Review, Fox Cry Review, and WI Poets Calendars, among others. Judy has published a book of poetry titled IN THE FIRST PLACE, and a chapbook titled AUBADE. She will read selections from an upcoming chapbook and other recent poems.
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.
WORKSHOPS, CLASSES, CONFERENCES
May 26 9 am-3:30 pm Write, Glue, Stitch: A Poetry & Book Arts Workshop
DEADLINES & SUBMISSIONS
Thelma & WFOP is sponsoring a broadside contest, open to all residents of Fond du Lac County. Here’s the link: https://www.thelmaarts.o
6/11 DEADLINE: BRAMBLE
GUEST EDITOR: Jan Chronister. THEME: Hanging On
Going forward there will be simultaneous web and print versions. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy. Learn more here: http://www.wfop.org/
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 email@example.com com