Pulitzer Prize winning poet to read in Beloit

Pulitzer Prize winning poet to read in Beloit


BELOIT—The Society for Learning Unlimited (SLU) will present a poetry reading open to the public from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Turtle Creek Bookstore, 444 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, Wis.

The bookstore, Beloit Public Library and New Light Studios will co-sponsor the event.

Scheduled poets include SLU’s Lu Roden, Beloit College’s Shawn Gillen, and Sharon Blakeley, Rolf Lund and David Lundahl of New Light Studios. Jim Rogers, head of Irish Studies at the University of St. Thomas, will also read his work, as will Daniel Tobin, author of Where the World is Made. Tobin’s work won the Bakeless Prize.

An open mic will follow the scheduled poets. A sign-up sheet will be available at the start of the reading. Everyone is welcome at the free event. Refreshments will be served.

This poetry reading is the first to be held at the recently opened Turtle Creek Bookstore. “SLU plans to make this a seasonal event,” Ms. Roden said.

Roger Dutcher, editor of The Magazine of Speculative Poetry, represents Beloit Public Library on the planning committee.

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