Lorine's cabin water lily



Friends of Lorine Niedecker is receiving the Christopher Latham Sholes Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers. This award, which includes a $500 prize, is named for Christopher Latham Sholes (1819-1890), a Wisconsinite who is credited with inventing the first practical typewriter and honors an individual or organization for outstanding encouragement of Wisconsin writers. The Friends of Lorine Niedecker is dedicated to preserving and expanding the legacy of Wisconsin poet Lorine Niedecker (1903-1970) who is widely recognized in the world of poetry as the only woman associated with the Objectivist poets.

The public is invited to celebrate our state's fine writers at the CWW's Awards Banquet at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee. Banquet tickets must be reserved by Saturday, May 4.