Brookfield, Wisconsin – The Wisconsin Writers Association welcomed a new president, vice president, and secretary/treasurer to its executive team during its annual conference in Brookfield on Friday, September 21, 2018.
The incoming secretary/treasurer is Kim Suhr. Ms. Suhr is the Director of Red Oak Writing and author of Nothing to Lose (Cornerstone Press, 2018). Her work has appeared in various publications, including Pink Panther Magazine, Midwest Review, Stonecoast Review, The Other Stories (podcast) and Family Stories from the Attic (Hidden Timber Books, 2017). Suhr holds an MFA from the Solstice program at Pine Manor College in Boston, where she was the Dennis Lehane Fellow.
Kymberley Pekrul will serve as the new vice president. Ms. Pekrul is a food and lifestyle blogger and founder of the website G-Free Deliciously. A self-described solopreneur, writer, storyteller, gardener, cook, and history lover, she is devoted to developing and sharing recipes with people seeking to vary, expand, or improve their gluten-free options.
Barry Wightman will serve as the new president. Mr. Wightman is a novelist, voiceover talent, and award-winning essayist whose work has been featured on WUWM Milwaukee NPR. His first novel, Pepperland (Running Meter Press, 2013), earned a starred review on Booklist and a Silver IPPY from the Independent Publishers Association in 2013. He is Program Chair for the 2018 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Waukesha’s Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books. A long-time reviewer for the Washington Independent Review of Books and past fiction editor of the literary journal, Hunger Mountain, Wightman holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the Wisconsin Writers Association is a nonprofit organization that encourages, educates, supports, and promotes its member writers. For more information about WWA, its members, activities, and publications, visit wiwrite.org.
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