Wisconsin Public Radio will broadcast selections of people’s stories on the theme of transformation. The sixth annual “Writers Read” event was coordinated by writer Julie Buckles at Northland College in partnership with WPR and Aqueous Magazine. Writers from the Chequamegon Bay area and Twin Ports read fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The event was held Saturday, Jan. 30, at Northland College in Ashland.
Judges Cynthia Belmont, professor of English at Northland College, Claire Duquette, former editor of the Ashland Daily Press, and Gina Kirsten, composition specialist at Northland College, selected 22 writers and poets to read their submissions in front of an audience.
The stories and poetry will be broadcast on WPR stations 91.3 FM in Superior and 90.9 FM in Ashland.
The two-hour event will air in two segments with the first hour Monday, February 29 (audio linked here) at 7 p.m. The first segment features, in this order: Jan Chronister, Carol Dunbar, Liz Minette, Diana Granger, J.W. Sutton, Jr., Susan Perala-Dewey, Colene Lee, Meridel Kahl, Felicia Schneiderhan, Deborah Rasmussen, and Mary Brigh Ringberg.
The second half will air Monday, March 7 at 7 p.m., featuring: Howard Paap, Karen Turner, Laurie Otis, LK Kaiser, Mary Bode, Eric Chandler, Lori Cannon, Laura Comer, Lucie Amundsen, Rob Ganson, and Brontë Gross.