Local author featured at Wisconsin writer’s spring conferenceThe Wisconsin Writers Association is planning its spring conference at the Lodge at Crooked Lake in Siren.
The Wisconsin Writers Association is planning its spring conference May 4-5 at the Lodge at Crooked Lake in Siren.
Writers, wanna-be-writers, and the public are invited to attend. One of the conference’s popular events has been a Friday evening writers’ roundtable with separate sections for poetry and prose. Participants are encouraged to read their work to the group.
On Saturday, a full day of presentations and workshops are planned. Superior’s own Anthony Bukowski will speak and conduct break-out session on “The Art of the Short Story.” Recently retired from the University of Wisconsin -Superior, Bukowski has had a number of short story collections published including “Twelve Below Zero” and has won a number of awards for his work.
Bruce Dethlefsen, Wisconsin’s current Poet Laureate, will speak and conduct break-out sessions on “The Art of Poetry.” Currently a resident of Westfield, Wis, he has published two poetry chapbooks and numerous poems, several of which were featured on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac on public radio.
There will also be creative non-fiction presentations by Carolyn Wedin and Carrie Classon. Carolyn is a semi-retired teacher of literature and composition who grew up in rural Frederic, Wis., and has recently returned to her roots.
Carrie is the founder of the St. Croix Festival Theatre in St. Croix Falls where she currently resides after an interesting lifetime of travel.
A book-signing event will also be held, featuring books for sale by a number of Wisconsin authors.
To register, go to www.wiwrite.org and click on spring conference.
One of the current goals of the organization is to expand membership and to also reach out to younger writers and students interested in creative writing.
For information, contact Jan Jenson at email@example.com.