Each year, the Wisconsin Academy holds a competition for short fiction and poetry films written by state residents, with the winners published in Wisconsin People and Ideas magazine. It is always a pleasure to see who emerges victorious and to read literature often located in our own backyards. In the fiction, viewers will hear “Honor Cord” by Allison Uselman, “Everything Burns” by Kim Suhr and “Protocol of Print” by Yvette Viets Flaten. Poetry readings include “The Father” by Jennifer Fandel, “Saint Simone” by David Southward and “Let My Hands Too Bring the Day” by Paula Schulz. This year’s winners will read during a Crowdcast livestream; join the event on crowdcast.io/e/wbf-wi-people-ideas-2021.
Press release: Wisconsin People and Ideas, the Wisconsin Academy’s magazine for contemporary Wisconsin thought and culture, presents a Wisconsin Book Festival reading featuring the winners of the 2020 statewide fiction and poetry contests, held by editor Jason A. Smith. Before the event starts, you will see a countdown timer and the event image.
Fiction readings include: 1st Place Story by Allison Uselman; 2nd place story by Kim Suhr; and 3rd place history by Yvette Viets Flaten
Poetry readings include: 1st place poem by Jennifer Fandel; 2nd place poem by David Southward; and 3rd place poem by Paula Schulz
Join us in celebrating and supporting Wisconsin’s creative writing community! This reading is presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Book Festival with support from Wisconsin Public Radio and the Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts. Learn more about how to submit your work to our annual fiction and poetry competitions here.