Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival

September 29, 2017 - September 30, 2017

Poetry Wall in Fort Atkinson by artist Jeremy Pinc
Mosaic sculpture of Lorine Niedecker and artist Sally Koehler
Fort Art Pole includes Lorine Niedecker by artist L.A. Wilson
Lorine Niedecker's cabin on Blackhawk Island
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Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
Information: 920-563-7790

Event Date Detail
Sep 29, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017. Social events, informal gatherings and workshops will begin Friday evening and continue through Saturday evening.

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The Annual Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival offers a weekend full of workshops, speakers, open mic poetry readings, round tables, landmark tours, and poetry café. The festival is in honor of local Fort Atkinson poet Lorine Niedecker (1903-1970), a twentieth-century, second-wave, Modern American poet often identified with the Objectivists. Living most of her life on the shores of the Rock River near Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, she is perhaps best known as a poet of place who wrote about the Blackhawk Island that she loved.
  • Free Admission
    • Yes
  • History/Heritage Type
    • Wisconsin History

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Hoard Historical Museum & National Dairy Shrine Fort Atkinson - 0.36 miles away
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