Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Wisconsin Poetry Festival October 10-11, Fort Atkinson

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The Friends of Lorine Niedecker will host the sixth Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-11, at the Dwight Foster Public Library in Fort Atkinson.

Free and open to the public

The Poetry Café will provide the mash-up of poets, writers, publishers, and poetry appreciators.

This year’s highlights include:
A Tour of the poet’s museum archive, the Niedecker Room and regional history in anticipation of a Saturday evening presentation on Increase Lapham.

The Poetry Path created with sidewalk chalk will start at the Fort Atkinson Farmers’ Market on Milwaukee Avenue and continue in front of the library.

Open Mics will be held on Friday evening at the Café Carpe, moderated by Marilyn Taylor.

Meet with poets in small groups for discussion about their work and the poetic process and this year, and two Writers Workshops

For a complete schedule, event descriptions and list of presenters and their biographies at the festival, visit www.lorineniedecker.org, or Google Wisconsin Poetry Festival or contact Ann Engelman at (920) 563-0416 or Amy Lutzke (920) 563-7790.

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