Max Garland, the former Wisconsin Poet Laureate and a Fellow of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, will step in to replace Carrie Fountain at Write On, Door County’s annual gala Sept. 29. Fountain was recently diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder that will prevent her from traveling as she undergoes treatment. Though she expects to make a full recovery, Fountain regretfully had to pull out of her appearance at the gala.
Garland has been regularly featured on Wisconsin Public Radio and his work has appeared in journals such as Poetry, New England Review, Gettysburg Review and many other publications. The gala has sold out, but look for more opportunities for classes and readings at writeondoorcounty.org.