Bjِrklunden Offers Seminars about Indian Subcontinent and Poetry

From September 16 – 21, Björklunden is offering the seminars “Exploring the Fascinating Indian Subcontinent through History, Literature, Film & Wildlife” with Steven Landfried, and “Writing the Tough Ones: A Poetry Workshop for Experienced Poets” with Marilyn Taylor.

“Exploring the Fascinating Indian Subcontinent” will focus on the topics: history and the British Raj; the Pushtun people; geopolitics; the uphill battle to save wildlife; and lessons the United States might learn from those who have tried – and failed – to mold the region in their image.

A variety of media will be used to enhance discussions, including a dinner featuring Subcontinent food.

Landfried is internationally known as an innovative educator, conservationist, author, and photographer. The first public affairs officer for the International Crane Foundation, he served 25 years as a consultant for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

“Writing the Tough Ones” is for practicing poets who are ready to write ambitious, risky and challenging poetry. This seminar will provide an ideal environment for writing these difficult poems, and for receiving valuable feedback from others grappling with similar issues.

Taylor is the former Poet Laureate of Wisconsin (2009 and 2010) and Milwaukee (2004 and 2005), and author of six collections of poetry. Taylor is currently a member of the Council for Wisconsin Writers Board of Directors, and serves on the advisory board for Verse Wisconsin and of the Low Residency M.F.A. Program at Gunnison University, Colorado.

Seminars take place at Björklunden’s lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor. Seminar classes meet weekday mornings and some evenings.

For complete course descriptions, fees, and registration information, call 920.839.2216 or visit