The Poetry Festival will again be a series of events this year. There are two coming up that we would like you to know about:

Thursday, April 4 at 7 pm – Poetry reading and discussion with Louis V Clark (Two Shoes). Clark is the author of How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century published in 2017 by WI Historical Society Press. This book received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association in 2018. This event takes place at the Cafe Carpe 18 S. Water St. W in Fort Atkinson. This event is free and open to the public. Copies of his book will be available for sale and signing.

Saturday, May 11 1 to 4 pm – Richard Meier and Chuck Stebelton will lead a writing excursion on Blackhawk Island. Following a discussion of walking and a poetics of presence in the place Lorine Niedecker inhabited, we’ll walk the Niedecker property and Blackhawk Island road. We’ll practice allowing language to emerge with the rhythm of walking. Workshop concludes with a chance to share our work in an intimate, conversational setting. There is no fee for this workshop but registration is required. Email to register.

As our plans develop more information will be posted to our website
Questions? Contact us at 920-563-7790.