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2012 Festival a homecoming

Four Lakeland College alums were the featured writers for the 2012 Great Lakes Writers festival, November 1 and 2. The change from the usual two writer format was the idea of festival host, Karl Elder, to participate in the college’s year long sesquicentennial celebration.

“I briefly toyed with the idea of inviting a few previous and most popular GLWF featured writers to return this year,” said Karl Elder, the organizer of the Festival and Lakeland’s Fessler Professor of Creative Writing, “but the sesquicentennial being a time of celebration, what could be better than a festival for which a handful of our graduates display their wares? It’s time we learn what they can now teach us.”

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Karl Elder receives Christopher Latham Sholes Award

The Great Lakes Writers Festival is just one way that Karl Elder encourages Wisconsin writers.

Karl Elder, Lakeland College’s Fessler Professor of Creative Writing, has been named the recipient of the Christopher Latham Sholes Award by the Council for Wisconsin Writers for outstanding encouragement of Wisconsin writers.

Read the full story on the Lakeland College website.