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Wisconsin People & Ideas 2020 Fiction and Poetry Contest Reading

  • Presented By: The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters
  • Dates: October 29, 2020
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Price: Free

Wisconsin People & Ideas, the Wisconsin Academy’s magazine of contemporary Wisconsin thought and culture, presents an online Wisconsin Book Festival reading featuring the winners of the statewide 2020 Fiction & Poetry Contests, hosted by editor Jason A. Smith.


Fiction readings include: 1st-place story "Junk Shed" by Jacquelyn Thomas (Dodgeville) 2nd-place story "Wiseacres" by Jennifer Morales (Viroqua) and 3rd-place story "Without Provisions" by Barbara Kriegsmann (Sister Bay) Poetry readings include: 1st-place poem "1967" by Susan Martell Huebner (Mukwonago), 2nd-place poem "Sister" by Kathryn Gahl (Appleton), and 3rd-place poem "Liquirizia" by Dominic W. Holt (Monona).


Join us in celebration and support of Wisconsin's creative writing community! This reading is presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Book Festival with support from Wisconsin Public Radio and Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts. Learn more about how to submit your work to our annual fiction and poetry contests here. For more information contact event host and Wisconsin People & Ideas editor Jason A. Smith.