Central Fox Valley

Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Appleton

School of the Arts, Waupaca
RETREATS
Live Art Loud Waupaca! Poetry offerings are incredibly affordable. Check back for updates here: http://www.liveartloudwaupaca.com/registration.html


East

Watertown, Sheboygan, Milwaukee

Root River Poets
WRITING GROUP
A working journey-person poetry group, welcomes new members. We meet in the Racine-Kenosha area but all are welcome. Be prepared with printed copies of work-in-progress at our sessions at Spectrum Gallery. For more information contact Stephen Kalmar skalmar@wi.rr.com or Carol Lee Saffioti-Hughes clsh122@gmail.com

Milwaukee Library, Milwaukee
COLLECTION
Get your poetry book into the Milwaukee Public Library Collection. Daniel Kentowski of the Library staff informed us that he is compiling a collection of Wisconsin poetry to be housed in the resource room of the Central Library and available to any library patron. If you are interested in adding your book to this collection, email Dan at dkento@milwaukee.gov 


Mid Central

Wausau, Wisconsin Rapids & Stevens Point


Northeast

Rhinelander, Eagle River, Green Bay

Write On Door County has ongoing writing classes and events. See writeondoorcounty.org for schedule and to sign up for mailing list.

In conjunction with the visit of Naomi Shihab Nye, Write On presents Writing on the Door, two days of poetry craft workshops led by some of the Upper Midwest’s finest poets. Register http://writeondoorcounty.org/event/writing-on-the-door-poetry-conference/

March 24 & 25
Friday Sessions (Pick 1 of 3 choices morning and afternoon)

  • BELOVED PLACES IN OUR NATURAL WORLD with Margaret Hasse
  • A POETIC CONVERSATION with June Nirschl and Judy Roy
  • PERSONA AND PARADOX: READING OTHERS, WRITING YOURSELF with Dion Kempthorne
  • TRAVELING THROUGH POETRY with Estella Lauter
  • WRITING POETRY FOR CHILDREN with Miranda Paul
  • POETRY AS MEMOIR: FINDING YOUR VOICE with Alice D’Alessio 


Saturday Sessions (Pick 1 of 3 choices morning and afternoon)

  • DIVING INTO THE NECTAR: SERIAL POEMS with Sharon Auberle
  • HUMOR AND THE DISOBEDIENT POEM with Kimberly Blaeser
  •  WRITING YOUR LIFE with Laurie MacDiarmid
  • WRITING IN THE SHADOW OF WALDEN with Max Garland 
  • WRITING THE SONG LYRIC with Katie Dahl 
  • FIRST PERSON CONFESSIONAL POETRY with Albert DeGenova

Northwest

Superior, Hayward, Ashland

Kinnickinnic, River Falls
WRITING GROUP
Kinnickinnic Valley Writers Cooperative (KinniWriters) in River Falls meets at 7 pm. For more information please e-mail Michael Norman at jmichaelnorman@msn.com


South Central

Wisconsin Dells, Platteville, Madison

Pauquette WordCrafters
WRITING GROUP
4th Wednesdays, 9:30–11:30 am: Group meets at the Portage Public Library. Writing Prompts given at each meeting.  Bring a poem or two of any style to share, feel free to ask for critiquing. Also journal style writing. Memoirs also being written.

PAMP (Portage Area Muses Project)
WRITING GROUP
3rd Thursdays 6–8 pm: Group meets at the Portage Public Library, desiring to support Poetry OutLoud Project. Bring original or favorite poetry for critiquing and/or recitation.  May also attend simply to listen and discuss poetry.  

Arts+Literature Laboratory (ALL)
WRITING GROUP
First Wednesdays 7pm: ALL Write-in. New Madison writing community with scheduled activities, 2021 Winnebago St, Madison. http://artlitlab.org/

Watershed Writers
WRITING GROUP
New Madison writing community with scheduled activities:
http://www.watershedwriters.org/


West Central

Prairie du Chien, La Crosse, Eau Claire

Menomonie Poetry Critique Group
WRITING GROUP
The next meeting of the Menomonie Poetry Critique group will be January 10 at 1308 16th Ave. E. Menomonie, WI.  This is a new group open to anyone who wants to improve his or her poetry.  We plan to do a public reading in the spring.

Chippewa Valley Writers Guild
RETREAT
Feb 4-5 Writers' Workshop Retreat at the newly-opened Oxbow Hotel in Eau Claire, Wisconsin for a weekend of invention, creation, revision, workshop, and a little rejuvenation, too. Writers and editors include poet Bruce Taylor, UW–Eau-Claire graduate students and alumni (Charlotte Kupsh, Jamie Vue and Andrew Patrie), as well as Milkweed Editions editor Joey McGarvey. Blugold Radio will also be present to record your work. Includes lodging, instruction, jazz, breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drink ticket. January 10th deadline. http://www.cvwritersguild.org/ox-bow-2017/

Chippewa Valley Writers Guild/Cirenaica
SUMMER RESIDENCIES
Calling all poets, memoirists, fiction, nonfiction and Young Adult Writers! Your summer plans await! This summer we're pleased to offer five, three-day residencies at Cirenaica. Don't delay. Space is limited. Learn more here: http://www.cvwritersguild.org/residency/

•    Stranger Than Fiction: On Writing Narrative Nonfiction and Memoir with Allyson Loomis

•    Theory and Practice of Fiction with Nickolas Butler

•    The Art of Memoir: Keep it Honest But Keep It Interesting with June Melby

•    Poetry in the Shadow of Walden with Former Wisconsin Poet Laureate Max Garland

•    Writing Young Adult Fiction: The Magic Formula with Marsha Qualey

L.E. Phillips Memorial Library, Eau Claire
WRITING GROUP
First Thursdays 7–9 pm: The Writing Group at the Library meets the first Thursday of each month, usually in the Chippewa Room of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Library, 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire. Phone:(715) 839-1648. The group is open to all who are seriously interested in improving their writing skills. For more information contact Sandra Lindow at 715-309-2084 or write to her at lindowleaf@gmail.com.