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Emily Dickinson Poetry Series for 2012-2013 Announced

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County is pleased to announce an exciting list of featured poets for 2012-2013, the 4th year of the series. Four new voices, plus youth poets, will highlight the series. Marilyn Taylor is the 2009-2010 Poet Laureate of Wisconsin. Rusty McKenzie has published 3 poetry books and has strong Door County ties through the Peninsula Players and the Peninsula Pulse. Chuck Sully is a bread maker and a sailor as well as a poet. Steven Link owns the Untitled Bookshop in Sturgeon Bay and sponsors a poetry series there. The readings by young poets have been so successful that the series will again feature a full evening of poetry by youths.  The other seven featured readers have all read previously in the first or second year of the series.

Each year UUFDC sponsors these monthly poetry readings named in honor of this famous poet. The readings are held at 7 pm on the second Wednesday of each month and include a featured poet for half the program, followed by an open mic and then a few more poems from the featured reader. The series begins each year in April to commemorate National Poetry Month.

2012-2013 Dickinson Poetry Series

Date Author
April 11, 2012 Barbara Larsen
May 9, 2012 Larry Eriksson
June 13, 2012 Nancy Rafal
July 11, 2012 Phil Hansotia
August 8, 2012 Rusty McKenzie
September 12, 2012 Sharon Auberle and Ralph Murre
October 10, 2012 Marilyn Taylor
November 4, 2012 Chuck Sully
December 12, 2012 Steven Link
January 9, 2013 Estella Lauter
February 13, 2013 Youth Readers
March 13, 2013 Rolf Olson

The poetry community in Door County is extremely vital. The Dickinson Series features both begining and established poets and provides a comfortable setting for the reading of new work. These evenings also attract new listeners, some of whom then become readers. The series is intended to enhance both the appreciation and the writing of poetry.

All readings are held at the UU Fellowship, 10341 Water Street (Hwy 42), Ephraim, next to the Green Gables Shops. Brochures describing the series are available at local libraries, bookstores, and information centers. The readings are free and open to the public. All those who love poetry are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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