- August 12, 2015
- 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
- 10341 Water Street Highway 42 Ephraim, WI 54211
Barbara Larsen believes in the power and truth of poetry and in the ability to connect with the hearts and minds of readers. Much of her work has been inspired by the beauty in nature around her home on a bluff overlooking Green Bay waters for 30 years. Family memories often find their way into words. Her journal entries and later poetry has a strong philosophical bent. Poet’s Nest is her eighth book to be published. She has won a number of awards, including the Wisconsin Regional Writers’ Jade Ring Prize for Excellence in Poetry.
Active in the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets for many years she now concentrates on the many poetry activities in Door County where she is a member of both the Wallace Group and the Unabridged Group critiquing circles. She was appointed the Door County Poet Laureate for 2011-2012, where she was tasked with building a larger audience for the appreciation of poetry as well as encouraging area poets through various activities.
She will be reading from her latest book, Poet’s Nest: journal excerpts and poetry, at the monthly Dickinson Night at 7 pm, Wednesday, August 12. The public is invited to the readings and refreshments afterward.