Speak, Write, Memory: On Writing Poetry By Searching Within
Featuring Writer-In-Residence/Wisconsin Poet Laureate Karla Huston

June 28-July 1

 Credit: Mike Romer /  Roemerphoto.com

Credit: Mike Romer / Roemerphoto.com

What role does memory play when crafting poems? And how much should we trust ourselves when imbuing our past with poetic meaning? Can place or object act as triggers? Join Wisconsin Poet Laureate and Pushcart Prize recipient Karla Huston (author of A Theory of Lipstick) for three days of workshop, one-on-one conferences, and exploring the limits of memory. Enjoy a supportive community committed to self-discovery and personal growth.  

Special features of this writing retreat include:

  • Guest visit from poet Jon Loomis (The Mansion of Happiness, etc.)
  • Q&A on Karla's recent work and poet laureate travels
  • A  free reading for friends

Writer-in-Residence Biography:

Wisconsin Poet Laureate Karla Huston is the author of eight chapbooks of poems, the latest Grief Bone, (Five Oaks Press), and a full collection A Theory of Lipstick (Main Street Rag Publications). Huston’s work has garnered many awards, including a Pushcart Prize for the poem “Theory of Lipstick.” She received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association for her collection of the same title. Grief Bone received an Eric Hoffer Award in 2017.

Click here to read Karla's work and here to learn more about her.

Retreat Cost: 290.00 (includes all on-site, chef-prepared meals by Forage/drinks courtesy of The Brewing Projekt, complimentary copies of Barstow & Grand and Wisconsin People & Ideas)

Retreat Cost and Dual Occupancy On-site Lodging (shared bath): 440.00 (includes all on-site, chef-prepared meals by Forage/drinks courtesy of The Brewing Projekt, complimentary copies of Barstow & Grand and Wisconsin People & Ideas)

Application Fee: 12.00 

Writing Sample Length: 3-5 poems

Deadline: May 1