Cynthia Oliver will be the featured poet at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County’s Dickinson Poetry Series on June 12 at 7 pm.
When Oliver retired from her massage therapy practice in the Chicago area in 1999, she sold her condo and journeyed to different regions of the United States. These adventures included housesitting in Port Townsend, Wash.; living and working at the YMCA of the Rocky Mountains in Estes Park, Colo.; and living in a motor home in Apache Junction, Ariz.
While Oliver worked at The Clearing in 2001 and 2002, she fell in love with Door County and with writing. Since moving permanently to Sister Bay in 2006, she has had time to write poetry, prose, memoirs, and to create stories with the Northern Door Storytelling Guild.
Oliver says, “Writing poetry has been one the highlights of my retirement. Because I write from my own life experiences and observations, I feel intimately connected with my poetry. I am so fortunate to live in such a creative and accepting community.”
Recently, Oliver co-published a book of poetry about the Charney family of Ellison Bay, A Life on Lakeview, with paintings, photos and commentaries by Marie Skrobot.
On the second Wednesday of every month the Dickinson Poetry Series features a reading by a local or regional poet followed by an open mic and reception. The public is welcome, and admission is free.
The UUF is located at 10341 Highway 42 in Ephraim. For more information visit uufdc.org or call 920.854.7559.