Milwaukee’s Indian Summer Festival this year will include Native poetry performances and a recitation event both including UWM folks.
At the Woodland Pattern Stage:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9:
8 P.M. Poetry Reading featuring Meg Noodin, Bryan Bearhart, and Wisconsin Poet Laureate Kim Blaeser
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10:
6:00 P.M. Poetry Recitations of Poems by Native Poets, Performers will include Liam Callanan, Loretta McCormick, Peter Burzynski, Toby Wray, Kim Blaeser, and MORE to be announced (maybe you!)
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11:
3:00 P.M. Poetry Reading featuring Franklin Cline & Kenzie Allen
Come out to cheer the performers on.
AND. . . HERE’S THE INVITATION: Please join the Recitation Event.
Filmmaker Sky Hopkina will videotape these recitations for posting on the WI Poet Laureate Recitation Map.
Info and samples of previous recitations here: http://www.wisconsinpoetlaureate.org/poetry-in-wisconsin
For Saturday, we are focusing on poems by Native poets. Essentially you would come with a poem by a Native poet memorized and recite during the program. No worries, this is meant to be fun and we will not post anything you are uncomfortable with. This is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. We may also film some casual conversations about poetry, recitations, etc. as well if we have folks willing to engage in these.
There is much to enjoy at Indian Summer, so come early or stay late. The link to find out more: http://www.indiansummer.org/