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Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival - La Crosse events


In 2012 the Friends of Lorine Niedecker are partnering with the La Crosse Public Library to offer poetry events in the La Crosse area.

UW-La Crosse English Department Poetry Reading Featuring Wisconsin Poet Laureate Bruce Dethlefsen and poet Cathryn Coffell
Thursday, November 8 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm
UW-La Crosse Centennial Hall, Room 1400

Click here for maps of the UW-La Crosse campus

Let's Talk About Poetry: An Exploration of the Image and Niedecker's Contribution to Modernist Poetry
Thursday, November 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
La Crosse Public Library Auditorium

800 Main Street, La Crosse, WI
Local poets William Stobb and David Krump will discuss image in poetry and modernism.

Writing Workshops

Click here for the list of workshops offered.



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La Crosse Public Library annual Poetry Contest

  • Kickoff on Friday, November 2
  • Rules & Entry form available here.
  • Deadline is Friday, December 7
  • Winners announced on Monday, Dec. 17
  • Five $100 cash prizes will be awarded.