UU Fellowship Features Poetry of Schnorr

The Dickinson Poetry Series kicks off its second season April 14 at 7 pm, with readings by Katie Schnorr, a teacher, writer and actress living in Southern Door County.

Schnorr graduated from Brown University, where she studied Comparative Literature and voice performance. She received her Master’s degree in teaching from National Louis University in Evanston, Ill.

Her lifelong interest in poetry was reborn the year she stayed home and cared for her infant and four-year-old daughters. Writing was her way to connect with the adult world of words and ideas, and to transcend the sometimes isolating experience of being a stay-at-home mother.

Since then, her poems have explored themes of self, relationships, faith, and the natural world.

“For me, writing poetry is a way to examine the beautiful and difficult moments in life in a way that is both intensely personal and also detached,” says Schnorr. “Writing lets me dig deeper into the mysteries and contradictions of being human.”

Schnorr’s poetry took first place in the Peninsula Pulse’s Hal Grutzmacher Writers’ Exposé in 2009.

The Dickinson Poetry Series is held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County, 10341 Hwy. 42, Ephraim. Following the featured poet’s reading, an open mic is available for seasoned and budding poets to share their own writings. The series is free and open to the public. For more information, visit