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March 7 – Francha Barnard

Francha Barnard

The Dickinson Poetry Series will feature retired Sheboygan elementary school librarian Francha Barnard on March 7 at 7 pm. Barnard taught poetry for years before trying her hand at it herself. Now the Baileys Harbor resident is taking her writing more seriously. The encouragement of her critiquing group and the high bar of artistic talent in Door County keep her learning and producing.

Barnard says that her goals as a poet are to either tell a story or paint a word-vignette in as few words as possible. She often includes literary references; the result of her career-long association with folklore, myth and children’s literature.

In addition to winning the Grutzmacher Poetry Prize in 2010, Barnard has had poems published in the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets calendars, WFOP Museletters, and will be included in the upcoming Stevens Point Gallery Q Verse and Vision event.

[important]Note: This reading is being held March 7, one week earlier than the usual date.[/important]