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.
Writers on Writing: Featuring Poets Paulette Beete and JoAnn
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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.