Walk to July poetry at Green Island in Wadena

This July the poets featured are Barbara Farland, Shelley Getten, Norita Dittberner-Jax, Shawn MacGregor and Sue Bruns. 

Green Island
Green Island is located at 850 Scheer Drive, Wadena and is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. File photo
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WADENA — This month, the Poetry Walk at Green Island in Wadena features poetry from Minnesota Voices 2022, an annual program of the Wadena County Historical Society.  This July the poets featured are Barbara Farland, Shelley Getten, Norita Dittberner-Jax, Shawn MacGregor and Sue Bruns.   

 Green Island is a 60-acre parcel of land within the city of Wadena owned by Kent Scheer and Vicki Chepulis whose stewardship of the land includes making a space where people are invited to enjoy the peace and beauty of a carefully cultivated space for experiencing nature.There are also 12 small information stations along the trails on which the poems are posted, alternating with educational texts providing information on the purpose and function of Green Island's new forest. Each month a different selection of poets will be featured on the Poetry Walk.

Minnesota Voices has been held annually for the past five years by the Wadena County Historical Society in celebration of National Poetry Month.  A poetry reading was held April 28th via Zoom.  A booklet featuring 45 participants in Minnesota Voices 2022 will be published shortly and available on the website  as well as a recording of the poetry reading. 

Green Island is located at 850 Scheer Drive, Wadena. It is open daily to the public, free of charge, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m

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