Central Wisconsin Book Festival Activist Poetry Workshop With Wisconsin Poet Laureate Margaret Rozga
Calling all poets! Join us during the Central Wisconsin Book Festival for a workshop on activist poetry with Wisconsin's Poet Laureate!
Margaret Rozga, the 2019-2020 state poet laureate, will lead a workshop on poetry that aims toward activism. We'll start with some warm-up exercises and read short sample poems to open up a metaphorical door to the social justice poems we'll write. Volunteers will then read their drafts, followed by general discussion and some revision suggestions.This is a great chance to learn from Rozga and other, local poets in a smaller, cozy setting!
Free and open to the public, but space is limited at both workshops so registration is required. Call 715-261-7230 to register or for more information.
Support for the 2019 Central Wisconsin Book Festival is provided by: The Community Arts Grant Program of the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, with funds provided by the Wisconsin Arts Board, a state agency, the Community Foundation, and the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation; the Dudley Foundation; the Marathon County Public Library Foundation; the Walter Alexander Foundation; the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library; Wisconsin Public Radio; Mary Bethke Fund; the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Wausau ; Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service; Marathon County Historical Society; Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art; Center for the Visual Arts; Jalapeños Mexican Restaurante & Bar; Trails End Lodge; the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets; Janke Book Store; and Wisconsin Public Service.
- 📅 Fri., 9/27/19, 2–4pm @ MCPL Wausau [Conference Room (level 2)]
- 📅 Sat., 9/28/19, 1–3pm @ Center for the Visual Arts [Conference Room (level 2)]
Friday, September 27, 2019