Writing the Walk
Saturday, May 11, 1pm – 4pm

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.

Chuck Stebelton is author of An Apostle Island (Oxeye Press, 2019) and The Platformist (Cultural Society, 2012). His first book, Circulation Flowers, was winner of the inaugural Jack Spicer award. As a birder and Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteer he has offered interpretive hikes for organizations including Lynden Sculpture Garden, Friends of Lorine Niedecker, Woodland Pattern Book Center, and Interfaith Older Adult Programs. He serves as Program Coordinator for Serving Older Adults of Southeast Wisconsin and is a participant in Lynden’s residency program.

Richard Meier is the author of four books of poetry, most recently February March April April (Oxeye Press) and In the Pure Block of the Whole Imaginary (Omnidawn). He has led workshops on poetry and walking in Chicago, Kenosha, Joshua Tree, Fort Atkinson, and at the Lynden Sculpture Garden. He is writer-in-residence at Carthage College and lives in Madison, WI.

Additional events will be added to the Web site and posted to Facebook as they are scheduled. The fall “Writer’s Workshop” on Blackhawk Island at Lorine’s cabin on the Rock River is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, September 28. Please check the Website for confirmation in March.