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POETRY READING: Remembering Phil Hansotia
June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Remembering Phil Hansotia
POETRY READING ON THE NEWPORT STATE PARK POETRY TRAIL
The current exhibit on the Newport State Park Poetry Trail honors Phil Hansotia, who passed away in June of 2020. Phil was instrumental in establishing the Poetry Trail in 2010. His poems are displayed on the trail, along with poems written in homage to him by Thomas Davis and Judy Roy. Join these poets, as well as members of Phil’s poetry critique group, The Wallace Group, and others to celebrate Phil’s poetry and life.
Scheduled readers include Francha Barnard, Thomas Davis, Hanne Gault, Marilyn Hansotia, Gary Jones, June Nirschl, Nancy Rafal, and Judy Roy.
THIS PROGRAM IS PRESENTED IN PERSON
The reading is free and open to all ages. A State Park Pass is required. The reading will progress from stanchion to stanchion along the trail; sturdy walking shoes and appropriate dress for an outdoor reading are encouraged. In the event of inclement weather, the reading will be held in the shelter off Parking Lot #3, limited transportation from the parking lot to the shelter will be provided for those who need assistance.
Phiroze (Phil) Hansotia emigrated to the U.S. from India as a newly-minted physician in 1962. He sought further training and had an illustrious career at Marshfield Clinic as a neurologist specializing in sleep disorders and epilepsy. In retirement he and his wife moved to their beloved Door County. Here he returned in full force to his life-long passion for writing of all sorts: poetry, prose, historical accounts and more.
Decades ago the couple visited the Robert Frost Poetry Trail in Vermont spurring the idea to establish a similar experience both at the UW-Stevens Point Campus in Marshfield and here at Newport State Park.