Dickinson Poetry — Wilda Morris

Event details

  • March 14, 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 10341 Water Street Highway 42 Ephraim, WI 54211

Wilda Morris has taught poetry workshops at The Green Lake Conference Center in Wisconsin, at an elementary school in Iowa, and at a number of venues in Illinois, including the Printer’s Row Book Fest and the Harold Washington Library Poetry Fest in Chicago. She is a past president of both the Illinois State Poetry Society and Poets & Patrons of Chicago, for which she currently serves a workshop chairperson. She participates several other writing groups, and many Januarys heads to Mexico for the San Miguel Poetry Week. She has served three years as chair of the Stevens Poetry Manuscript Competition for the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS).

Morris’s poetry is widely published in print and on the Internet. She has won prizes and honorable mentions in numerous contests, including those sponsored by NFSPS and various state poetry societies. She is well-known in Door County, having attended many conferences at The Clearing and at Bjorklunden, as well as Door Country Poets’ Retreats.

Morris has published one book, Szechuan Shrimp and Fortune Cookies: Poems from a Chinese Restaurant. She has put finishing touches on another manuscript, The Unapproved Uncle. Other works in progress include Around the World in Eighty Poems, a manuscript of poems with lines borrowed from other poets, a volume of nature poems, and a book of poems responding to Moby Dick by Herman Melville. Morris, something of a vagabond, will read from several of her collections, taking us on a journey in time as well as place. No boarding pass is required.

About Dickinson Poetry Series: On the second Wednesday of every month the Dickinson Poetry Series features a renowned local or regional poet followed by an open mic, providing an opportunity for others to read their poetry. A reception follows affording an opportunity to meet the poets. The Series is named for Emily Dickinson, a prolific poet and philosophically in tune with Unitarian beliefs. The public is welcome and there is no charge. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located at 10341 Hwy. 42 in north Ephraim. For more information call (920) 854-7559.