Milwaukee Poets Conduct Reading, Q & A Session at Lawrence University

APPLETON, WIS. — Karl Gartung and Chuck Stebelton, the artistic director and literary program manager, respectively, at Milwaukee’s Woodland Pattern Book Center, will conduct a reading of their recent work Monday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Lawrence University’s Science Hall 102. A reception and book signing will follow the reading.

Prior to the reading, the pair also will hold a question-and-answer session at 4:30 p.m. in Main Hall 105. Both events, free and open to the public, are sponsored by the Mia Paul Poetry Fund.

Gartung, a founding partner of Woodland Pattern in 1979, has had his work published in the literary journals Five Fingers Review, Gam and Poetry New York. His first full-length poetry collection, “Now That Memory Has Become So Important,” described as a book filled with “shapely poems” that “use line with restless invention and versatility,” was published in 2008.

Stebelton is the author of the 2005 poetry collection “Circulation Flowers” and the chapbooks “Precious,” “A Maximal Object” and “Flags and Banners.” His recent work can be seen in the literally journals Antennae, Jubilat and Verse.

Woodland Center is a nationally recognized cultural hub that specializes in new literature and writing through its bookstore of more than 25,000 small press titles.