May 11, 1:00-4:00 Friends of Lorine Niedecker will host a Writers Workshop on Blackhawk Island, “Writing The Walk.” This will honor Lorine’s 116 birthday. (May 12)


Poets Richard Meier and Chuck Stebelton will lead a writing excursion on Blackhawk Island. Following a discussion of walking and a poetics of presence in the place Lorine Niedecker inhabited, participants walk the Niedecker property and Blackhawk Island road and practice allowing language to emerge with the rhythm of walking. Workshop concludes with a chance to share work in an intimate, conversational setting.