Norbert Blei Launches Unitarian Fellowship’s 2011 Dickinson Poetry Series, Apr 13

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County’s (UUFDC) Emily Dickinson Poetry Series will open with author Norbert Blei at 7 pm on Wednesday, April 13 celebrating the third year of readings by local poets and authors.

Norbert Blei

Norbert Blei

The UUFDC Dickinson Series begins each year in April, acknowledging National Poetry Month and this reading is also one of the featured events in Door County’s celebration of that event. Norbert Blei is Door County’s best-known writer, teacher, editor and publisher. He moved here from Chicago in 1969. Although his early writings were about Chicago, he has written most extensively about Door County and Wisconsin. He has taught, lectured, given writing workshops throughout the state and Midwest, and is Writer-in-Residence at The Clearing.

Blei has been published in many of the state’s leading periodicals and literary magazines and is a frequent commentator on Wisconsin Public Radio. He has won regional, state and national awards for his writing in diverse genres: poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. His recognition comes from the Wisconsin Library Association, the Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, The Council of Wisconsin Writers and Pushcart Press.

He is the author of 17 books and in 1997 began his own press, CROSS+ROADS PRESS, dedicated to the publication of first chapbooks by poets, short story writers, novelist, and artists. His own Wisconsin work includes the award winning trilogy: Door Way, Door Steps, and Door to Door, as well as Meditations on a Small Lake and the controversial Chronicles of a Rural Journalist in America–dedicated to the preservation of the rural landscape.

Please join Norb for this enlightening evening! An open mic will follow Blei’s reading. The Dickinson Series is free and open to the public. The UU Fellowship is located at 10341 Hwy. 42, Ephraim. For more information visit or call 920.854.7559.

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