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Fiction & Poetry Contest Winners' Reading

October 12, 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
A Room of One's Own Bookstore • Reading Room • Madison
At the 2018 Wisconsin Book Festival
Friday, October 12, 2018 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location

A Room of One's Own Bookstore
315 West Gorham St Reading Room
53703 Madison , WI

Wisconsin People & Ideas, the Wisconsin Academy’s magazine of contemporary Wisconsin thought and culture, presents a Wisconsin Book Festival reading featuring the winners of the 2018 Fiction & Poetry Contest hosted by editor Jason A. Smith. Fiction readings include "Static," by Michael Hopkins - 1st Place (Neenah), "Aeshnadae," by Jack Harris - 2nd Place (Mazomanie), "A Sweet Thing," by AnnaKay Kruger - 3rd Place (Madison). Poetry readings include "Head, Thorax, and Abdomen," by Jenna Rindo - 1st Place (Pickett), "November," by Thomas J. Erickson - 2nd Place (Milwaukee), "The Act," by Justine Jones - 3rd Place (Madison).

This reading is presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Book Featival with support from Wisconsin Public Radio and Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts. Learn more about how to submit your work to our annual fiction and poetry contests here.

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Contributors

Thomas J. Erickson is the second-place winner of the Wisconsin People & Ideas 2018 Poetry Contest. Erickson is an attorney in Milwaukee, where he is a member of the Hartford Avenue Poets. His award-winning chapbook, The Lawyer Who Died in the Courthouse Bathroom, was published by Parallel Press in 2013.

Jack Harris is the second-place winner of the Wisconsin People & Ideas 2018 Fiction Contest. Originally from Mazomanie, Harris is a Creative Writing and Graphic Design student at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.

Michael Hopkins is the first-place winner of the Wisconsin People & Ideas 2018 Fiction Contest. Hopkins was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Justine Jones is the third-place winner of the Wisconsin People & Ideas 2018 Poetry Contest. Jones holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She works at Madison East High School, and is pursuing a career as an educator and a writer.

AnnaKay Kruger is the third-place winner of the Wisconsin People & Ideas 2018 Fiction Contest. Kruger is a freelance writer living in Madison. She specializes in subjects related to science, technology, and food, but writes creatively whenever given the chance.

Jenna Rindo is the first-place winner of the Wisconsin People & Ideas 2018 Poetry Contest. Rindo and her husband raised five children on five acres in Pickett, Wisconsin, where they also tend a small flock of chickens and Shetland sheep.

Jason A. Smith is the associate director of the Wisconsin Academy and editor of the organization's quarterly magazine of Wisconsin thought and culture, Wisconsin People & Ideas.

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