Saturday, February 6, 2016

Writers on Writing March 8 Mount Mary University

Writers On Writing Series
The Mount Mary University Master of Arts in English program presents this series that brings best-selling authors to campus to talk about their published work, their process and their craft.

Upcoming Events
Writers on Writing: Featuring Poets Paulette Beete and JoAnn Early Macken
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Helfaer Hall (located in Caroline Hall)

Writers on Writing featuring poets Paulette Beete and JoAnn Early Macken who will read from their work, examine the poetry writing process, and discuss the world of poetry. Event is free and open to the public. For additional information contact Karen Murray atmurrayk@mtmary.edu or 414-930-3359. Reserve your spot here.


Paulette Beete's work has appeared in or is forthcoming in journals, including Crab Orchard Review, Gargoyle, Escape into Life, Found Poetry Review, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, and many others. She's the author of the chapbooks Blues for a Pretty Girl (Finishing Line Press) and Voice Lessons (Plan B Press), and her work appears in the anthologies Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC and Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry. She blogs (occasionally) at thehomebeete.com.

JoAnn Early Macken is the author of five picture books and more than 130 educational books for children. Her rhyming picture book Baby Says “Moo!” is now a padded board book. Waiting Out the Storm received a starred review in Booklist and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Book Award. Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move received the Growing Good Kids - Excellence in Children’s Literature Award.

JoAnn’s poems appear in many children’s magazines and anthologies, including the 2015 Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations. Her poetry instruction guide Write a Poem Step by Step is based on her workshops.

JoAnn earned her M.F.A. in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has taught graduate, undergraduate, and continuing education writing courses at four Wisconsin colleges. JoAnn speaks to writers of all ages and contributes to the Teaching Authors group blog. Visit her web site at www.joannmacken.com.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Water in Wisconsin Photography Contest deadline March 15

Water in Wisconsin Photography Contest

Complete rules and entry link here.

Historic Bennett photo.
Studio Camera inside H.H. Bennett Studio. Photo Credit: Joseph Leute / Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau.
The H.H. Bennett Studio is holding a photography contest! Here is your opportunity to display your photography alongside the work of H.H. Bennett! 40 finalists will have their work displayed in the H.H. Bennett Studio in downtown Wisconsin Dells during the 2016 tourist season.

Eligibility

  • The Contest is open to all Wisconsin Residents
  • The Photo must be taken inside the state of Wisconsin
  • Persons under 18 may participate with a parent or guardian's permission
  • Both amateur and professional photographers can enter
  • Multiple entries are allowed, but only 1 photograph allowed per entry form
  • If selected as a finalist, a 6 Megapixel digital copy must be provided to the H.H. Bennett Studio for printing and/or marketing.
  • Entries must be submitted by March 15, 2016 deadline

Monday, February 1, 2016

Remembering a tragedy with Wisconsin roots

Remembering Laurel Salton Clark, graduate of Racine Horlick High School and UW-Madison

    It's been thirteen years since the space shuttle Challenger accident...
              February 1, 2003

                          Where were you when you heard the news?

Astronaut Biography
Facebook memorial page


Above - bad copy from our late 70s yearbook: me, Lisa, below, friend Debbie, Laurel above, goofing around at forensics


The memorial splashpad in Racine, on the lakefront

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Native People of Wisconsin

Looking for great resources or general interest on the Native Peoples of Wisconsin?

Dr. Patty Loew of the University of Wisconsin is the author of several guidebooks. Her latest:


Wisconsin Historical Society Press
eBook -  $9.99
Print - $15.95
Buy on Amazon

"So many of the children in this classroom are Ho-Chunk, and it brings history alive to them and makes it clear to the rest of us too that this isn't just...Natives riding on horseback. There are still Natives in our society today, and we're working together and living side by side. So we need to learn about their ways as well." --Amy Laundrie, former Lake Delton Elementary School fourth grade teacher

An essential title for the upper elementary classroom, "Native People of Wisconsin" fills the need for accurate and authentic teaching materials about Wisconsin's Indian Nations. Based on her research for her award-winning title for adults, "Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Survival," author Patty Loew has tailored this book specifically for young readers.

"Native People of Wisconsin" tells the stories of the twelve Native Nations in Wisconsin, including the Native people's incredible resilience despite rapid change and the impact of European arrivals on Native culture. Young readers will become familiar with the unique cultural traditions, tribal history, and life today for each nation.


Complete with maps, illustrations, and a detailed glossary of terms, this highly anticipated new edition includes two new chapters on the Brothertown Indian Nation and urban Indians, as well as updates on each tribe's current history and new profiles of outstanding young people from every nation.

Dr. Loew's other works include

Native People of Wisconsin Teachers Guide
Seventh Generation Earth Ethics
We Shall Remain (PBS documentary booklet)


Patty Loew, Ph.D.
Prof. Dept. Life Sciences Communication

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Book Lover and Author Event March 19 in West Allis



First Annual Wisconsin Author Festival
Saturday, March 19
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Wondering if there are any new exciting authors in the area? Not sure what to read next? The West Allis Public Library will be hosting local Wisconsin authors for a free afternoon of fun for readers of all ages. Come ask the authors questions at our 4 PM Q&A session, meet the authors, enjoy treats and giveaways and maybe even purchase a book or two to take home. 

Watch our website and Facebook page for more information! 

Date: March 19, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Library  View Facility
Address: 7421 W. National Ave
West Allis, WI 53214
Contact: 414-302-8500
Email: Email
Cost: FREE!

Authors: want to participate? Follow the directions given in the registration form link or email Natalie LaRocque at westallislibrary@gmail.com for more information.


Friday, January 15, 2016

Celeb Saturday with Wisconsin's Poet Laureate February 6


CELEBRITY SATURDAY: KIMBERLY BLAESER

WAUKESHA – Discover how to say the unsayable at AllWriters’ February Celebrity Saturday! Learn to gather pivotal moments from your experience and unmask their impact through the poetic process. AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop welcomes special guest lecturer KIMBERLY BLAESER with her workshop, POETRY OF SPIRIT AND WITNESS.

Your day will include a look at a range of sample poems that undertake the tasks of discovery and dissemination. It will include exercises to generate material as well as strategies and approaches for writing. We will expand the notion of witness to include the everyday as well as the more extreme experiences of our lives; and we will explore the many ways our lives manifest belief. The poems we draft will weave together these two strands of inquiry, creating what Seamus Heaney has called “transformative” poetry.

KIMBERLY BLAESER, the current Wisconsin Poet Laureate, but also poet, photographer, and scholar, has been zig-zagging the state traveling from the thumb of Door County to the southern wrist cities, and everywhere in between. A Professor at University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, she teaches Creative Writing and Native American Literature. Blaeser has authored three poetry collections—Apprenticed to Justice, Absentee Indians, and Trailing You. She was the editor of Stories Migrating Home: A Collection of Anishinaabe Prose and Traces in Blood, Bone, and Stone: Contemporary Ojibwe Poetry. She is also the author of the scholarly monograph Gerald Vizenor: Writing in the Oral Tradition. Blaeser’s poetry, short fiction, and essays have been widely anthologized, and selections of her poetry has also been translated into several languages including Spanish, Norwegian, Indonesian, Hungarian, and French. She has been the recipient of awards for both writing and speaking, among these a Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship in Poetry and four Pushcart Nominations. Her current creative project features “Picto-Poems” and brings her nature and wildlife photography together with poetry. She lives in the woods and wetlands of rural Lyons Township and spends part of each year at a water access cabin in the BWCA chasing poems, photos, and river otters—sometimes all at once.

Celebrity Saturdays are a great chance to broaden your knowledge of what it takes to be successful and to learn from writers who are already knee deep in an author’s life. Kimberly Blaeser’s workshop will be held on Saturday, February 6th, 2016. This event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and costs $95, which includes a lunch catered by Waukesha’s own Café de Art.

AllWriters’ Workplace and Workshop offers on-site and online writing courses in all genres and abilities of creative writing, as well as coaching, editing, and marketing services. A schedule of classes, with online registration, is available at www.allwritersworkshop.com or by calling (262) 446-0284. AllWriters’ is located at 234 Brook Street, Unit 2, in historic downtown Waukesha, as featured in Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel. 

Summer Hanford
AllWriters’ Assistant

234 Brook St., Unit 2
Waukesha WI 53188
Phone: (262) 446-0284
www.allwritersworkshop.com
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Monday, November 23, 2015

All Writers Workshop welcomes Ann Garvin December 5


From the desk of Kathie Giorgio, Director, AllWriters' Workplace & Workshop LLC:
 
CELEBRITY SATURDAY: ANN GARVIN              
 
WAUKESHA – Plotting is afoot for AllWriters’ December Celebrity Saturday! There are lots of ways to tell a story, but expert plotting is the best way to keep your readers turning pages. AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop welcomes special guest lecturer ANN GARVIN with her workshop, THE MOST COMPELLING WAY TO TELL A TALE: PLOT AND COHESION.
 
In this workshop, you’ll examine the numerous ways plotting is used to achieve cohesion. This approach will not only help with structure but also with resisting the mid-draft slump, and it can ultimately save time. Moving forward, we’ll discuss how plotting will help you find the most compelling way to tell your story. Whether you’re working on a novel, short story, essay, poem or memoir, each work must tell a compelling story and maintain the energy of that story all the way through to the end. This is a workshop for students with just a germ of an idea or a whole complicated manuscript.
 
ANN GARVIN is an Easterner who lives in the Midwest and a fiction writer who makes a living as a scientist and educator in the Masters of Fine Arts position at Southern New Hampshire University. While working as a nurse, she completed her PhD in exercise psychology at UW–Madison, publishing extensively in the area of exercise, mental health, and media and later became a prize-winning short story writer. Her experience proved a perfect backdrop for her novels On Maggie’s Watch and The Dog Year. She is a featured writer for Unreasonable.is, where she is devoted to helping people find health and tell their stories, and fundraises for www.girleffect.org and animal rescues.
 
Celebrity Saturdays are a great chance to broaden your knowledge of what it takes to be successful and to learn from writers who are already knee deep in an author’s life. Ann Garvin’s workshop will be held on Saturday, December 5th, 2015. This event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and costs $85, which includes a lunch catered by Waukesha’s own Café de Art.
 
AllWriters’ Workplace and Workshop offers on-site and online writing courses in all genres and abilities of creative writing, as well as coaching, editing, and marketing services. A schedule of classes, with online registration, is available at www.allwritersworkshop.com or by calling (262) 446-0284. AllWriters’ is located at 234 Brook Street, Unit 2, in historic downtown Waukesha, as featured in Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel. 

Summer Hanford
AllWriters’ Assistant

234 Brook St., Unit 2
Waukesha WI 53188
Phone: (262) 446-0284
www.allwritersworkshop.com