Dickinson Poetry Series Features Estella Lauter

Estella Lauter is the featured Dickinson Poetry Series reader on Jan. 9, 7 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Since her retirement from teaching in the UW System, Lauter has published two chapbooks with Finishing Line Press in Georgetown, KY. Her poems have appeared in the Peninsula Pulse, Free Verse, Verse Wisconsin, Wisconsin People and Ideas, and several anthologies, including The Nature of Door. She has won awards from the Pulse, Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, Wisconsin Regional Writers Association and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

As a member of the Wallace group and Word Women—two of Door County’s ongoing poetry workshops—she has participated in recent exhibits for the Newport Poetry Trail, The Meadows and Brew Coffeehouse. To read Lauter’s latest work, visit

Lauter lives with her husband on 31 acres of woodland between Fish Creek and Ephraim and believes in poetry “because it still leaps out of the water of syllables into fresh air to change its course and ours.”

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 or call 920.854.7559.