Category Archives: Literary

Bright Light Stories in the Night: poems & art

Friday | February 26 | 7:00-8:30pm
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Join Southeastern Minnesota Poets for Bright Light Stories in the Night. One of Scott Lowery’s poems has been chosen for this one-of-a-kind deep winter arts event from Rochester. Local celebrities will read from an e-chapbook of new poems by SE MN poets and illustrated by regional artists. Following the reading, Susan McMillan, Rochester’s Poet Laureate, will lead a question and answer session with the project’s poets and artists.

Mike King, the artist paired with Scott’s poem, has given him a sneak peek at his drawings and they are stunning. You can tune in on Facebook Live (with or without a Facebook account) or Zoom. For further notifications, RSVP to

During early March, poems and art will be available for in-person viewing at the SEMVA Gallery, 320 S. Broadway in Rochester.

Just when winter seems like it will never end, Bright Light Stories in the Night will allow us to gather together and celebrate the light and connections we have in our community.

Scott Lowery is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit:


27th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Saturday | January 30 | 2:00-3:00pm Scott Lowery has been splitting time between SE MN and the Milwaukee area for the past two years. One of the side benefits has been involvement in Wisconsin poetry events. On Saturday, January 30th, he’ll be reading two poems during the annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit for Woodland… Continue Reading

A Child’s Christmas in Wales

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Great River Writes – Writing Your Ancestry: Exploring Fiction and Nonfiction Writing About Family

Saturday | November 14 | 2:00-3:30pm Great River Writes is going virtual in 2020! Join internationally bestselling author (and former La Crosse resident) Danielle Trussoni for a reading and workshop around writing your ancestry. This workshop will use family stories and ancestral origins to explore techniques in fiction and creative nonfiction. This event is… Continue Reading

4th Annual Great River Writes Kickoff Event

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Winona Poetry Walk Kick Off Event

Friday | October 30 | 5:30-6:30pm Blooming Ground Coffeehouse The Winona Fine Arts Commission and the City of Winona are very pleased to announce the new public art initiative. The Winona Poetry Walk is installed and ready to experience. There will be a launching ceremony, free of charge, with many of the Poets reading… Continue Reading

Just Published: What Trees Know by Emilio DeGrazia

In this collection of poems entirely about trees Emilio DeGrazia erases the sharp lines that divide person from thing, and science from poetry. Those “green things standing in the way” have secret lives, strange silent powers, and ancient legendary histories. And today they are crucially important creations full of wonders wide-eyed scientists are trying to… Continue Reading