On Tuesday, June 7, poet, fiction writer and essayist Leslie Schultz will read from her book “Still Life with Poppies” as part of the Laureate Writers Series at The Blue Heron Coffee House, 162 West Second Street, Winona. The program will begin at 7 p.m. After a short break and book signing, there will be an open mic. The program is free and open to the public.
Schultz, of Northfield, Minn., is the author of a collection of poetry, “Still Life with Poppies: Elegies” (Kelsay Books, 2016). Her poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared widely in journals and anthologies, including Able Muse, Light, Mezzo Cammin, Swamp Lily Review, Poetic Strokes Anthology, Third Wednesday, The Madison Review, The Midwestern Quarterly, and The Wayfarer; and in a chapbook, Living Room (Midwestern Writers’ Publishing House). In 2013, a haiku of hers was included in the payload of NASA’s MAVEN mission and is currently orbiting the red planet. She has published two middle-grade novels featuring main characters who are homeschooled with “Do Life Right Press: The Howling Vowels” (2011) and “And Sometimes Y” (2013). Schultz posts poems, photographs, and essays on her website, www.winonamedia.net.