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IMAGINE! Poetry Reading



Thursday, October 30, 6-8pm

The Readers Loft | 2069 Central Ct, Suite 44, Green Bay, WI 54311 | (920) 406-0200


Featuring Poets:

Doris Bezio, Amy Crane Johnson & Louis Clark

Doris Bezio is an artist and poet from De Pere.  She has been published in the Peninsula Pulse, Fox Cry Review and Your Daily Poem among others, and is a contributor to the Wisconsin Poet’s Calendar. She is working on a book of poetry and has attended classes in poetry at UW-Oshkosh with Laurel Mills and with Ellen Kort at the Clearing and Rhinelander School of Arts.  She has also been a participant in the Verse and Vision project in Stevens Point.  In the 60s she attended the Layton School of Art and is an associate member of the Green Bay Art Colony. She has a studio at the Art Garage.

Amy Crane Johnson is a native of Green Bay and a graduate of UW-Green Bay with a degree in English Literature. Her poetry has been published in The Wisconsin Academy Review, The Wisconsin Poet's Calendar, The Alsop Review anthology, Crossing the Rubicon anthology and Eclectica. She has also published four children's bilingual picture books called the Solomon Raven series. Amy also belongs to an artists' group called The Fiber Fanatics, and her current work includes papier-mâché and upcycling projects.

Louis Vincent Clark III (also known as Two Shoes) was born and raised on the Oneida Reservation, where he was taught the oral tradition of storytelling. Full of imagination --  not quite red, not quite white – his poetry flirts with the humorous aspects of many of life's situations.  His first chapbook "Two Shoes" was published by the Sequoyah National Research Center and the University of Arkansas. He has received a Fellowship award sponsored by the Oneida Arts program, The Wisconsin Arts Program, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He was a guest speaker at Clarion University in Pennsylvania as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Speakers Series. He was also a featured poet at the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets’ spring conference and the Lakefly Literary Conference in Oshkosh.  He is honored to be a poet in the schools and was a guest DJ on WOGB 103.1. He is a dedicated husband of 42 years, father, grandfather, and Paul Hornung has called twice to discuss writing a book.

Welcome All! Open to the Public.

Open Mic will follow the featured readings.

REFRESHMENTS: Wine, water, coffee, and light finger food will also be served.  

Earlier Event: September 25
IMAGINE! Poetry Reading
Later Event: November 20
IMAGINE! Poetry Reading

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