In Lorine’s honor, Fort Atkinson celebrated all things writing and poetry-related along the banks of the Rock River with a series of ‘Write on the River” events from May 11-13, 2023. The schedule of events included a presentation from Wisconsin Poet Laureate Nick Gulig, a reading from Lorine Niedecker Fellowship winner Lauren Carlson, and an Open Mic poetry event for all participants at the Cafe Carpe. Lorine’s 120th birthday was celebrated on May 12.

Partners: Fort Atkinson Tourism, Friends of Lorine Niedecker, Dwight Foster Public Library, Hoard Historical Museum, Cafe Carpe, Write On Door County

Here’s a small photo gallery with pictures from some of the events: