Sunday, January 11, 2:00 p.m.
Avol’s Bookstore, 315 W. Gorham St., Madison, Wis.
Connie Deanovich is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and the author of Zombie Jet and Watusi Titanic. For several years she taught in the poetry program at Columbia College Chicago. Since 1999 she has lived in Madison.
Chuck Stebelton works as Literary Program Director at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee. He is author of Circulation Flowers (Tougher Disguises, 2005). Recent chapbooks include A Maximal Object (Mitzvah Chaps, 2008), Flags and Banners (Bronze Skull Press, 2007), and Precious (Answer Tag Home Press, 2005).
In 1976 Karl Gartung was hired to run a small press bookstore (Boox, Inc.) in Milwaukee. Gartung says this was the beginning of his serious apprenticeship to contemporary literature. In 1979 he co-founded, with Karl Young and Anne Kingsbury, Milwaukee’s Woodland Pattern Book Center. His first full-length poetry collection, Now That Memory Has Become So Important, was recently published by MWPH Books.