November is National Novel Writing Month—or NaNoWriMo—the time when people of all ages and walks of life commit themselves to writing a 50,000-word novel in just 30 days. WXPR’s Emily Bright sat down with Beckie Jokie, municipal liaison of the Northern Wisconsin chapter.
Beckie Joki is a competitive bass fisherman and a freelance writer living in Woodboro, and the month of November--
Brian Benson grew up in the Northwoods and has written a memoir about a bike trip he took from Wisconsin to Portland Oregon. Now he’s touring with his book around the Midwest…also by bike.
In his book Benson describes how after college, unable to decide on the one thing he wanted to do with his life, he took a backpacking trip through Central America. As he tells WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski, in Guatemala he fell for a woman named Rachel…who led him down the cycling path.
April is National Poetry Month. As part of our month-long series Poets on Poetry, Nicolet College Instructor Jeff Eaton reflects on the value of revision.
Writing “the best words in their best order,” according to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, defines poetry. Easily said, but not so easily achieved. Invention, the calling up of images, at some point must give over to revision – the “seeing again” that becomes the core work of composing poetry.
Rhinelander poet Brent Goodman once vowed he’d never write a haiku. So why has he been writing nothing but haiku for the past 10 months? As part this month’s Poets on Poetry series, Goodman tells how it all began with a course by Haiku Master Lee Gurga.
It’s April again, which for me means participating in a daily challenge called “NaPoWriMo,” or National Poetry Writing Month. It’s an annual project in which poets attempt to write a poem a day for the entire month of April.