The 2013 Great Lakes Writers Festival features authors Nick Lantz and Allyson Goldin Loomis
Nick Lantz authored two recent collections of poetry. We Don’t Know We Don’t Know (Graywolf, 2010) won the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Bakeless Prize, the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award, and the Larry Levis Reading Prize. The Lightning That Strikes the Neighbors’ House (University of Wisconsin, 2010) was selected by Robert Pinsky for the Felix Pollak Prize.
Allyson Goldin Loomis’ fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Glimmer Train, Pleiades, Harper’s Magazine and the Nashville Review among other fine publications. For the past ten years she has served as a professor of English and creative writing at The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. A Los Angeles native, she began her Wisconsin career as the J.C. & Ruth Halls Fellow with the Institute for Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.