Kitchen Counter Poetics, a workshop with CHUCK STEBELTON
Sun. July 10, 17, & 24 | 2–4 pm | *In Person* at Woodland Pattern, with a reading & potluck on Sun. July 31 at 2 pm at Lynden Sculpture Garden
Cost: $100 General | $90 Members of WP
Participants will spend three workshop sessions exploring recipes and poems from writers including Gwendolyn Brooks (her signature Frozen Fruit Salad), Lorine Niedecker (A Cooking Book), Thomas Meyer (Corn Close Kitchen), Ronald Johnson (American Table, Simple Fare), Jaime de Angulo (The Hangover Cookbook), and Robin Blaser (Dave’s Fabulous Recipes). We’ll sample Milwaukee Kitchen, a local made-for-YouTube cooking program featuring diverse gatherings of poets, writers, and food scholars. Our sessions will include generative prompts to dish up plenty of new writing, while encouraging recovery of regional recipes and domestic lore. On July 31, participants and their guests are invited to read writings inspired by the course, and food and beverages will be on hand in celebration of the occasion. This final event is free and open to all!
Chuck Stebelton is author most recently of An Apostle Island (Oxeye Press, 2021). His previous poetry collections include The Platformist (Cultural Society, 2012) and Circulation Flowers (Tougher Disguises, 2005). He served as Literary Program Director at Woodland Pattern Book Center from 2005 to 2017. He has led workshops and field trips for nonprofit arts organizations and conservancy groups at Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters; Milwaukee Public Library; Woodland Pattern Book Center; Friends of Lorine Niedecker; and Lynden Sculpture Garden. He is currently an ARTservancy artist-in-residence with River Revitalization Foundation and has held residencies at Lynden Sculpture Garden in 2011, 2014, and from 2018 to 2022 ongoing.